Voter Fraud – the Way It Used To Be

For an illustration of how to steal an election, let’s go back seventy years, to Lyndon B. Johnson’s successful 1948 Texas primary campaign for the U.S. Senate.

#MeToo Meets the Cold Outside

It seems to make little or no difference where on the sexual-harassment continuum bad behavior falls.To Kirsten Gillibrand, fellow senator Al Franken’s sophomoric joking was as egregious as any act committed by the career criminal currently occupying the White House. Her unrelenting demand that Franken resign resulted in the loss of an intelligent legislator who […]

Paradise Lost

The environmental expert currently occupying the White House was quick to assign responsibility for wildfires burning in California. Using the venerable Republican strategy of blaming the victim, he tweeted: “There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor.” In fact, these fires are […]

Privatize Profits, Socialize Losses

The last half-century has shown us four things that come with Republicans in power: Exploding deficits. (“Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter,” quoth Darth Cheney.) Scandal (Not a blow-job-in-the-White-House scandal, but a major outrage, e.g. Iran-Contra, Valerie Plame.) Invasion of a country perceived to be unable to defend itself. (Grenada, Panama, Afghanistan/Iraq) Taxpayer bailout of […]