Posted at Medium on Mar. 5, 2021

A "Jimmy Stewart Filibuster" Would Pass HR 1 & Save American Democracy

If we don’t stop Republican obstruction democracy is doomed HR1, the For The People Act, is probably the most consequential piece of legislation of the century. Consequential, at least, in the positive sense: with GOP voter suppression efforts spreading across the country, the future of both the Democratic Party and democracy itself is on the line.
Posted at Medium on Mar. 4, 2021

None Dare Call It Treason & Murder

Americans “have got to know” if our last president conspired to commit treason and murder to end American democracy Did Donald Trump and some of the people around him conspire to have others murder the Vice President and Speaker of the House in order to hold power and conceal his crimes for another four years? Time and evidence will eventually prove or disapprove that question, but the evidence before us right now is pretty grim.
Posted at Medium on Mar. 3, 2021

The Racist Republican Party Has Nothing Left But Voter Suppression

At this critical moment there is something you can do. It’s no coincidence that in this same month that Republican state legislatures have introduced over 250 proposed laws to make it harder for people to vote, Arizona Republicans are also standing before the US Supreme Court trying to make voting more complicated, as well. There’s a long and largely hidden history here.
Posted at Medium on Mar. 2, 2021

Here’s the Genuine Litmus Test for Biden’s Support of Unions

History shows that unions are the most powerful way to build a healthy and vibrant middle-class Joe Biden just took a remarkable step toward restoring the American middle class: he openly defended the right of workers in Alabama to unionize their Amazon facility.
Posted at Medium on Mar. 1, 2021

The Fate and Future of American Democracy Hangs On the Minimum Wage

If Biden & Harris don't act now, the window will close It looks like President Joe Biden is going to cave on the $15 an hour minimum wage. And it looks like Chuck Schumer is going to cave on ending the filibuster. While these are disappointing failures to progressives because of the harm they’ll do to working people, they’re also extraordinarily dangerous to the future of American democracy.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 28, 2021

Time to Add the Republican Party to the Domestic Terrorism Watchlist

The terrorism we feared after 9/11 has now come to America but it came from within — it’s time to crush it It’s time for American media to tell the truth about what’s happening in the GOP: As the Republican Party continues to embrace Donald Trump and his white supremacist fascist ideology, that party is making the transition into a full-blown domestic-terror-supporting organization. No American political party should ever condone terrorists within its ranks.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 27, 2021

The Real Story of the Covid Catastrophe is Larger Than You Know

Covid may soon be the least of our worries Our planet is screaming a message at us, and Covid is part of that communication. The death of nature and the appearance of Covid are all part of the same thing. I’ll never forget the day the trucker called into my radio show. It was at least a decade ago, and he identified himself as a long-haul trucker who regularly ran a coast-to-coast route from the southeast to the Pacific Northwest dozens of times a year.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 25, 2021

Blowing the lid off the billionaires’ big con — and its deadly link to the coronavirus pandemic

Who wants to be a rich man in a poor country? About 75 percent of Americans trusted the federal government to “do what is right” when polled during most of the last years of the Eisenhower administration and early years of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency. In 2019, when the Pew Research Center released its most recent poll of public trust in the government, only 17 percent of Americans trusted their government.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 24, 2021

Republicans Go To War While Democrats Try To Negotiate

Dems must stop the religious hustlers, racists and billionaires from picking Uncle Sam's pockets There's a recurring pattern to American politics that began in the 1980s, right after the Supreme Court legalized billionaires owning individual politicians in 1976 with their Buckley decision.