The Divided Nation Mar15

The Divided Nation

On the eve of Super Second Tuesday, I have a lot of things going on in my mind, including all of the nonsense happening at many of the political rallies of late – specifically, leftist groups targeting Donald Trump and Trump supporters fighting back. Despite what anyone may think, this...

Why the Civil GOP Debate was Important Mar11

Why the Civil GOP Debate was Important

I was glad to finally see some serious questions and fewer of the gotcha questions, something that the Democrats have gotten from moderators for months and yet it often appears as if the moderators want the GOP side to be a circus (and know it will turn into one, too). It’s made for a...

The Truth About NAFTA/GATT and the WTO Mar10

The Truth About NAFTA/GATT and the WTO

Just so everyone is crystal clear: Neither Bernie Sanders nor Donald Trump are lying about NAFTA or GATT/WTO trade agreements. I co-founded and helped run a nonprofit for four years in Massachusetts – the New England Fair Trade Council, with Bob Baughman – and worked like others...

Wealth, Income Inequality, Capitalism … Mar10

Wealth, Income Inequality, Capitalism …

For sometime now, I’ve been collecting some thoughts about wealth and income inequality, the state of capitalism, and how workers and families start to move forward and increase their standard of living. I was prompted to write some of this after my friend Charlene posted a request from...

Typo of the day … Mar05

Typo of the day …

It happens to the best of us...

Trump to CPAC: Bye Mar04

Trump to CPAC: Bye

Trump says “Nah,” to CPAC 2016, after “Little Marco” complains about speaking slot time. Oh boy… Instead, the Trump campaign says, He’s going to barnstorm Kansas and then flying to Orlando to attend a rally of 20,000. In other words, he’s going for...

“70% of the White Guy Vote” Needed? Not Really Mar04

“70% of the White Guy Vote” Needed? Not Really

When will national political websites like Politico understand the Electoral College system? Articles like this one – “Donald Trump Needs 7 of 10 White Guys” on Politico this morning – are so infuriating. UPDATE: I didn’t realize when writing this that it was...

Kasich’s Missed Opportunity? Mar03

Kasich’s Missed Opportunity?

You know, thinking about the crude joke “Little Marco” made about The Donald’s hands earlier in the week, necessitating Trump’s comeback during tonight’s debate about his junk being fine and all, wouldn’t it have been hilarious if Kasich said, “Guys,...