Posts Categorized: Politics

Watch Out for Politically Calculating Politicians

In politics, it’s important to recognize when a politician is doing something, not because it’s the right thing to do, but because it’s the easy thing to do. One tiny little never-going-to-become-law bill, HR 4038 “American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act,” was up for a vote in the House last year. At the time, everyone… Read more »

WPA Posters

I enjoy looking at WPA posters. Here are a few I like, not all of them are necessarily of the era, but some are inspired by the WPA design.

Clinton Supports NAFTA (VIDEO)

For some reason, perhaps it’s youth, some people don’t believe us when we say that Hillary Clinton advocated for the North American Free Trade Agreement. Here’s the video.

Hillary Clinton Says “Yes” to Chocolate

March 6, 2016 NEW YORK, NEW YORK – Today, Hillary Clinton announces that she does, in fact, like chocolate. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state maintains a healthy and balanced diet, one that frequently includes chocolate. “I love it,” Clinton told reporters outside her New York campaign office. “When I was a… Read more »

Troy Davis

When I think about the story of Troy Davis, my belief that the death penalty is wrong is fortified. In more times than we’d care to think about, the justice system gets it wrong and for a black man with limited means, there’s little chance of getting a conviction overturned. On September 21, 2011, the… Read more »

Journalism Kind of Sucks Now

Journalism sucks today. The failure of 21st century journalism is no more glaring than in national political reporting. It’s bad. Take for instance this “news” story in the Washington Post today. The “reporters” Karen Tumulty and Anne Gearan wrote this lede. “Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, meeting Thursday night for their last debate before the… Read more »

History Gets it Wrong, at Least Salon’s Version

In a compelling story over at Salon about how rich people are screwing everyone else over to line their own pockets, they miss one key point that we must recognize if we’re going to avoid history repeating itself. Salon reporter Sophia McClennen writes that “starting in the 1980s policymaking elites in the Western world were… Read more »

The Party of Lincoln Is Dead

I know, the party of Lincoln stopped being the party of Lincoln in the 1960s, but damn, the Republican party is spun out of orbit and it’s now cartwheeling uncontrollably through outer space. It’s true that the gerrymandering and Koch brothers money has been effective at capturing state legislatures, governorships and a lot of US… Read more »

White Terrorists in Oregon, Why You So Stupid?

About a dozen white guys armed with machine guns took over a federal building in Oregon this weekend because it’s their land. That’s what one of these armed radicals told the Guardian. “This public land belongs to ‘we the people’,” he said. “We’ll be here enjoying the snow and the scenery.” He said this while… Read more »