2021 Archives

Posted at Medium on Feb. 11, 2021

Will History Judge GOP Senators Who Vote to Normalize Trump’s Treason as Traitors Themselves?

Do they really think a BJ is worse than insurrection? Fascism is on the rise in America, and Republicans in the Senate will either take a big step to stop it, or become complicit in its continued rise. Alarmingly, several Republican senators, all with presidential ambitions, are signaling with their behavior that fascism and overthrowing the United States government is really just fine with them. They may even consider it part of their own future career paths.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 10, 2021

The Real Reason the GOP Supports a Lying, Corrupt, Narcissistic, Failed Real Estate Hustler and Reality TV Star

The Senate Trial: Will support for an unrepentant traitor be the final straw? In the last half of the 1700s and early half of the 1800s, American conservatives promoted and clung to slavery; they even fought a Civil War to preserve it. Throughout the second half of the 1800s and into the first half of the 20th century, American conservatives fought to keep racial segregation and to stop the rise of labor unions, all on behalf of the “billionaires” of their era, popularly called the Robber Barons.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 9, 2021

If The Senate Trial Doesn’t Blow Up The GOP’s Big Lie — Democracy Is Doomed

It’s about more than just the impeachment of Trump Republicans are arguing today that impeaching Donald Trump after he has left office is unconstitutional and makes no sense…because he’s left office. This just proves that they’re operating in the interest of politics rather than the United States, and a couple of simple data points blow their argument all to hell.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 8, 2021

He Evaded Responsibility Far Longer Than Anybody Thought Possible

For justice to prevail, even a “chosen one” who encouraged attacks on America must be held to account He lied to his followers for years. He told them he was chosen by God to lead them, and that they were the only “true” believers; everybody else was okay with abortion, homosexuality, and was weak-kneed about the Bible’s call for a vengeance that mandates the death penalty. He reveled, in fact, in his ability to use the death penalty.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 7, 2021

They’re At It Again: The GOP is Demanding Biden Shoot Santa Claus

Slippery Republicans who voted for Trump’s stimulus are fighting Biden’s stimulus…because an election is coming There’s a Democrat in the White House, so, predictably, Republicans are screaming that President Biden must shoot Santa: “No good things for Americans when a Democrat is in charge!”
Posted at Medium on Feb. 6, 2021

The Commons: The Most Ignored & Essential Part of Democracy

“Conservatives” don’t want a discussion of the commons because they want to plunder it for private gain It’s almost entirely absent from our political dialogue, but the issue of who owns the commons and how they’re to be used (and by whom) is at the core of almost all the major debates between Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals, and even those advocating democracy versus those trying to install oligarchy.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 5, 2021

It’s Time for a 74% Top Tax Bracket to Save America From Our Billionaire Problem

The secret billionaires don’t want you to know is that your pay won’t change whether taxes go up or down It’s time to bring back the top 74% tax bracket that Ronald Reagan blew up, so average working people’s wages can rise again and we can get our billionaire problem under control. It’ll also enable America to return to the widespread growth and prosperity America saw before Reagan took a meat-axe to our economy.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 4, 2021

Why the Fate and Future of America Hangs on Marjorie Taylor Greene

The GOP is at a crossroads & their crisis threatens the American experiment Ever since Nixon took over the Republican Party in the 1960s, they’ve had to add fringe group after fringe group to get enough voters to win elections. Today, their Marjorie Taylor Green dilemma shows the severity of Nixon’s party’s crisis. The direction they choose to go heading forward — embracing or rejecting treason, violence, conspiracy theories and open racism and antisemitism — may well determine the fate of the American experiment.
Posted at Medium on Feb. 3, 2021

The Republican’s Brutal Oligarchy Plot Is Dangerous & Must Be Stopped Now

What’s More Important: Democracy or Great Wealth? Some years ago, Trump economic adviser Stephen Moore (before he was Trump’s advisor) was a guest on my radio/TV program. I asked him, “Which is more important, democracy or capitalism?“ Without hesitation, he answered, “Capitalism.“
Posted at Medium on Feb. 2, 2021

The “Freedom” Billionaires & the GOP Are Selling Americans Is Deadly

Will Americans wake up to how bizarre and toxic this rightwing ideology actually is? What is freedom? Earlier this week, a group of “freedom fanatics,” shut down the Covid vaccination operation at Dodger Stadium, slowing down the process for hundreds of people before the police stopped them. They called it an “Anti-lockdown Freedom Rally and March,” saying “We’re not going to stop until we get our freedoms back.”