Today’s topic deserves at least an essay if not a book. I haven’t written an essay in several years (the old ones were all lost in one of the hacks) and my book projects (yes, they exist) aren’t exactly moving at warp speed. Therefore, you have today’s title and format. The topic? It’s student debt relief that I do not feel can be discussed without touching on the larger topic of public education. Hence, the article’s title.
I woke up in a very good mood this morning and despite a plethora of scandalous news coming out of Washington I have somehow remained in it for at least these few more hours. Something happened last weekend that is contributing to my sunny attitude and I’d like to share it with you. Continue reading There Is Good News
This one has been building up inside of me for some time now and today is the day I decided to finally write about it. Those who follow my reading and writing know that I have spent much of the last two years trying to figure out why Rust Belt and Appalachian blue collar workers voted for Trump in 2016. I grew up and was educated in the Rust Belt were I lived (working non-industrial jobs) well into my forties. The names in today’s title represent the friends I had in the four major ethnic groups of my native Western New York. While my reading about Appalachia never answered all my questions; I feel the motivation wasn’t that different than it was in the Rust Belt. Let’s explore my theory and how it is working out for those I left behind in Buffalo and similar cities. Continue reading Stanley, Tony, Willie And Mike; It’s Time To Get Pissed Off!
Often in politics it is the endorsements of friends that bring a candidate to my attention. That’s the whole point of endorsements, isn’t it? Jacky Rosen has previously garnered the endorsements of Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice America and Emily’s List. Is it any surprise that today she can add tellthetruthonthem.com? Continue reading The Endorsement Of Jacky Rosen
In today’s installment of my series on persuasion I want to concentrate on one target demographic: young people. You will find a lot of similar strategies for activating young voters and women. News flash to the old, white men of the GOP: women are people. Let’s explore. Continue reading Persuasion 2018 – Part Three