Category: democracy

For us, it's an existential election

  My wife said at breakfast today “I’m tired of what pollsters still say. If we want a democracy And not an autocracy, We’d vote so that Trump cannot stay.”

The Midterm vote, inescapably, is a referendum on Trump

  On the Midterm results, I have hope for the best. Our fate and our future upon them do rest. I’m sick of the hate That I see Trump create And the norms of democracy he has transgressed.

Donald Trump: A life-threatening toxin in our body politic

    What did we do to deserve to be cursed With a president who is the worst of the worst? He was duly elected But now us has infected With a pernicious boil that Bob Mueller must burst.    

Let's vote the NRA surrogates out of Congress

[Steve Sack of Star Tribune]     Some people believe many guns will  protect them And with millions of rounds they’re OK to inject them. But it’s time to refute Those with NRA loot And resoundingly to unelect them.    

The GOP channels the Robber Barons

“The test of progress is not whether we add more to those who already have much but whether we provide enough for those who have little.  If civilization is to survive, we must share the wealth in peace.”  Franklin Delano Roosevelt   The Republicans think we are dumb; The rich get the cake, we the... Read more »

Compromise was the midwife of America

To compromise both sides must give And  find a common ground. That’s how democracies  live And justice will abound.    

Will these generals be the superheroes of our democracy?

  As Trump founders and sinks in good status And becomes a persona non gratis, We might take consolation Protecting our nation Are Kelly, McMaster, and Mattis.  

Let's rebrand Trump

  We  can’t be complacent; we cannot be lulled Into thinking that more of our rights won’t be mauled. As executive power Is abused by the hour, It’s time we refer to the President-so- called.  

Message to Putin: Stroke Trump's huge ego and he's your amigo

“If Putin likes Donald Trump, guess what folks, that’s an asset. Not a liability.”     The hacking by Russians of Hillary mattered. Her chances of winning were certainly battered. What was Trump’s reply When told Putin did try? Shocked? Furious? Outraged? No, flattered.

The media could learn from the brave example of Meryl Streep

“Meryl Streep was honored at the Golden Globes for a lifetime of notable work, and she took the opportunity to make a sustained attack on US President-elect Donald Trump. In a nearly 6-minute address while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the actress denounced Trump’s campaign rhetoric and criticized him for mocking a disabled reporter.” ... Read more »