Commentary

A progressive war horse, the “inevitable” mare and three nags walk onto a stage…

Last night in Nevada, luck was a lady as Hillary Clinton won the first 2016 Democratic debate with a hand up from Bernie Sanders and three also rans, who are already being primed for the political glue factory. It was […]

Buckle up for the slow motion GOP train wreck

Here in the great oligarchy of the connected few, the GOP is wallowing in self worshiping congratulation. You, dear voters, have given the car keys to a 13 year old. You have handed a crate of matches to the kids […]

A grand jury is Ferguson’s match

After deliberating since August 20, a grand jury has failed to indict a police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager, who witnesses claim had his arms raised in submission to the law. Other accounts suggest that Michael Brown may […]

A monarchy by default?

A monarchy by default?

To employ a sorely misused Washington metaphor, President Obama has just used the “nuclear option”, in the minds of the extreme Right anyway, by granting amnesty to some five million “Dreamers” and their undocumented parents, aunts, uncles and other relatives. […]

Democrats fumble it away

Democrats fumble it away

Unemployment is below 6 percent. Gas prices are plummeting. Americans who have suffered without healthcare for all of their lives have it now. The deficit has been cut sharply and manufacturing jobs are beginning to appear again. These are just […]

A contemptible calculus

A contemptible calculus

Roughly one fifth of the citizenry approves of John Boehner and his band of Teabags as they collect public paychecks while undermining President Obama. Barry O. needs no help in this regard. After straining to not return U.S. “advisers” to […]

Penniless Under the Elms

Penniless Under the Elms

The first time I stepped on to a college campus in high school, I just knew I had to go one day. The bucolic setting, the peace, the Greek revival style  buildings, the knots

Goodbye, I must be staying

Goodbye, I must be staying

For three and half years, President Obama has been promising to wind down George W. Bush’s attempt to to win Poppy Bush’s respect through