Catch 2020

catch2020c “There was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to.” ? Joseph Heller, Catch-22 I’ve said throughout this race that I would tell you when I no longer think that Bernie Sanders can become the Democratic nominee for President. Today is that day. Wait. […]

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Game of Cojones

game of cojones

“Give me honorable enemies rather than ambitious ones, and I’ll sleep more easily by night.” ? George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones I swear to you, dear reader, that I have other topics besides Clinton corruption that I would enjoy using this weekly missive to discuss. However, as much as I’d love to unload […]

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We Are The Wild Things

wild things

I am a grown man who still wonders what adventures the wild things in Where The Wild Things Are had after their leader sailed home to his supper. Characters don’t cease to exist once the protagonist moves on. Their stories just aren’t told anymore. We can’t fall into that rut. We have to demand our […]

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Primaries

hitchikers guide column (This week, as a special crossover with Michael’s podcast, you can have him read this column to you. He felt the topic was that important.) “This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many […]

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Steal This Vote

steal this vote

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists. – Abbie Hoffman Preface I propose to you, dear reader, that there is the possibility that a major conspiracy is occurring as you read this, right here, in the United States of America, to stop supporters of […]

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DNC’s Just Not That Into You


Bernie’s not a “real Democrat,” says Hillary supporting social media users. Many voters who registered as Democrats within the last year in closed primary states have been forced to use often-uncounted provisional ballots. Party representatives encouraged Ohio voters to vote Republican. Party representatives told Colorado caucus goers they had to rally behind Hillary if they […]

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50 States of Grey

50states of grey

“Sometimes I wonder if there’s something wrong with me. Perhaps I’ve spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.” ― E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey Hillary Clinton had a good day on Tuesday. On Wednesday, media pundits and her supporters began […]

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Another Roadside Distraction

another roadside distraction

“Look, America is no more a democracy than Russia is a Communist state. The governments of the U.S. and Russia are practically the same. There’s only a difference of degree. We both have the same basic form of government: economic totalitarianism. In other words, the settlement to all questions, the solutions to all issues are […]

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White Progressives and the Chamber of Secrets

White Progressives in Politics

Politics lead to passion, especially in a heated primary season. Passion leads to our mouths or keyboard-attached fingers firing off quicker than our brains or hearts can monitor. I’ve certainly been guilty of that in the past. Yet, I fear this type of engagement is the biggest threat to the political revolution many progressives are […]

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Bullies


The 2016 primary races on both sides of the aisle are led by two baby-boomer bully buddies. Say that five times fast. Though they’ve tried to distance themselves from each other, we know that the Clintons and Trumps were good enough friends to talk on the phone, golf together and attend events together. It’s no […]

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