Tag: Bernie Sanders

What kind of world are we leaving our kids and grandkids?

What kind of world are we leaving our kids and grandkids?
I am a Baby-Boomer, born in 1950. The Baby-Boom lasted from the close of World War II in 1946, until 1964. Our generation was nearly 40% of the U.S. population when the boom finally tapered off in the mid-1960s. In 1964, Time Magazine named our generation The Person of the Year. The boom caused the... Read more »

Is America beginning to shift away from always being angry?

Is America beginning to shift away from always being angry?
In late 2009, my phone rang, and it was my pal Rick in Washington, DC, a longtime GOP political operative. “Bob, about this Tea Party business, can you do me a favor, and join Facebook, join their groups, and try to teach these folks about policy?” The Tea Party Movement was pretty new. Organized by... Read more »

Will we remain a House Divided?

Will we remain a House Divided?
This morning there are news reports that Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed with associates that he is not running for reelection. In response to the story broken by Axios, the Ryan team announced that the 48-year-old Speaker of the House would be retiring in January. It appears that so will many of his colleagues, although many... Read more »
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Is there a fix for our national divisions?

Is there a fix for our national divisions?
Tunning into Facebook and Twitter this morning, I saw the usual tweets and posts by the regular people I read advertising how much they hate Donald Trump. My regular readers know I am no fan of the current Administration, but hate? Hate is a strong word. It is used a lot in politics. Hating because... Read more »

Politics and ideology are not the solutions, they are the problems

Politics and ideology are not the solutions, they are the problems
Former Labor Secretary and good pal of Bernie Sanders, Robert Reich has a new video posted on YouTube on his “Inequality Media.” Boy, there’s a name for you. Mr. Reich’s elderly presence and rich baritone voice bring recollections of Kentucky Fried Chicken’s original Colonel Sanders for some reason. Get your politics (and your Chicken) from... Read more »

America’s gathering storm

America’s gathering storm
I’m from the American Midwest. During the heat of our humid summers, we often see storms gather across our vast prairie. So flat one can see for nearly forever, we see them in the distance as they grow into monsters that charge across the plain in horrible fury. We go about our business, but we... Read more »
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Is the political center collapsing, or is it just being ignored?

Is the political center collapsing, or is it just being ignored?
What has happened to the political center? The center’s traditional role has always been the thinkers who hold back those who are reactionary. The center puts the Nation first and ideology does not replace reason. The center is where proposals are studied, and analyzed outside the goggles of ideology. It’s the place that looks at... Read more »

I have some deep concerns about Democrats winning in 2018, and 2020

I have some deep concerns about Democrats winning in 2018, and 2020
Being anti-Trump is not enough to win elections. That is not to say that being anti-Trump is unimportant. It’s not saying we should ignore is blatant sexism, racism, greed, and lying. None of those are admirable traits for a President of the USA. Yet, there he sits in the Oval Office to the horror of... Read more »

Donald Trump is the symptom of trouble in the GOP and not the cause

Donald Trump is the symptom of trouble in the GOP and not the cause
I was a “Never Trump” Republican at the start of the GOP Primary season in 2015. I couldn’t envision a vulgar conspiracy theorist, bigot, and trade protectionist as my President. The reality is he is President of the USA, but he will never be “My President.” Except for Donald Trump, every President of my life... Read more »
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Is the GOP worth saving?

Is the GOP worth saving?
I wonder now why it took me so long to leave the GOP? I knew there were problems in the party, but I thought if the loyal leave what will be left? What is left is what we see today, and the question becomes is the GOP worth saving? As I wrote last July in... Read more »