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.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 23, 2021

"Know Nothing" Republicans Must Be Held Responsible for the Death and Suffering They've Caused

The GOP’s lies should land them in the dustbin of history Two weeks ago Jerry Schneiderman, my best friend for 50 years, didn’t answer my call when I phoned his home to say hi. Instead, his stepson told me he’d been taken by ambulance to the hospital with Covid pneumonia. When I finally got through to him at the hospital ER, he told me between gasps for breath that the doctors “aren’t optimistic,” that he missed his beloved wife, and his final words to me that day were, “I don’t want to die here all alone.”
Posted at Medium on Feb. 22, 2021

This Week the GOP Will Again Roll Out The Brutal Scam They’ve Used To Con America for 40 years

With phony “concern for the debt,” Republicans will try to sucker-punch a fourth Democratic President: will it work again? The only thing wrong with the U.S. economy is the failure of the Republican Party to play Santa Claus. -Jude Wanniski, March 6, 1976 The Republican Party has been running a long con on America since Reagan’s inauguration, and somehow our nation’s media has missed it — even though it was announced in The Wall Street Journal in the 1970s and the GOP has clung tenaciously to it ever since.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 21, 2021

Trump’s Ruthless Plan to Stomp Out Democracy in 2024

Trump still has majority Republican support; most are ready and willing for a 2024 authoritarian coup When Republicans in the United States Senate refused to convict Donald Trump of his crimes against democracy, they set up his comeback plans for 2024. Odds are he’ll be either making an announcement at the upcoming CPAC conference, or at least will strongly hint at it. This will benefit the Trump Crime Family in a variety of ways, but represents a significant peril to the fragments of American democracy that survived his departure from the White House.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 20, 2021

Texas Proves Libertarianism Doesn’t Work

Of course Ted Cruz left for Cancun: when government fails, it’s party time for libertarian Republicans! Here’s the one question that always stops libertarians dead in their tracks when they come on or call into my radio/TV program to proclaim the wonders of their political ideology: “Please name one country, anywhere in the world, any time in the last 7000 years, where libertarianism has succeeded and produced general peace and prosperity?” There literally is none. Nowhere. Not a single one. It has never happened. Ever.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 19, 2021

Lucy, the Football, and “Bipartisanship”

Biden needs to avoid the old rope-a-dope “Bipartisanship” is the word of the day. But what the hell does that mean? News commentators are asking Democrats on TV, as happened to Patrick Leahy on CNN this morning, “Without bipartisanship, won’t will further divide the country?” This is a bullshit question. It’s also the Republican’s song every time Democrats get political power; it’s even how they repeatedly crippled the Obama presidency, and the Democrats repeatedly fell for it during the 2009–2017 Obama era. They need to stop.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 18, 2021

As Texas Shows, the GOP Big Lie Strategy has Already Destroyed Much of America

When politics are based on lies, fascism thrives - Republicans and their media are lying right now about why people are dying from the cold in Texas. - The GOP has been embracing lies instead of policy since the Reagan Revolution. - It’s become a way of life for Republican politicians. - As a consequence, Republican voters are among the most misinformed people in America. - When the electorate believes lies, democracy doesn’t work. - The Libertarian billionaires who own the Republican Party don’t believe in democracy, so this is working out exactly the way they want. - This is a formula for the destruction of democracy and the rise of fascism.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 17, 2021

Democrats Should Add Three States Now: Turnabout, as the old saying goes, is fair play

And Dems should channel GOP talking points from when that Party added four states By 2040, 50% of America will live in 8 democratically-controlled states and only be represented by 16 out of 100 US Senators, creating an unbeatable majority for the GOP. During the Civil War Abraham Lincoln & the GOP added Nevada, for purely partisan reasons, when it didn’t qualify as a state. They did it again with Colorado and both Dakotas, just to add Republicans to the Senate. Adding Washington DC and Puerto Rico as states will not only help the senate reflect who America is, but also gives representation to Americans who currently have no voice. With a balanced Senate, impeachment, Medicare For All, the end of student debt and a Green New Deal would all be done.