US Domestic Politics

Discussion of US politics and their world impact.

Red State Strategy?

Is it the plan of Red States to keep their taxes low and then depend on Federal money to repair them? Or just hypocrisy?

Historic week of flooding in South Carolina's reveals state's shoddy infrastructure

What if they gave a debate, and nobody came?

Many registered Democrats are, understandably, somewhat pretrurbed by the paucity of "official" Democratic Presidential debates this election cycle. Even more disturbing was the decision by the party chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, that any candidate who participates in an UN-official debate would be prohibited from participating in any of the party's official debates.

Higher Medical Costs

Thanks, Mr. Pres. for working so hard for the TPP Agreement that will raise pharmaceutical costs worldwide:

Doctors Without Borders claims the TPP will “go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries.” [1] That’s because the TPP will extend patent protection for brand-name drugs, thereby preventing similar generic drugs (which are far less costly) from entering the market. This will drive up the prices.

Could this actually happen HERE in the U.S.?

I was stunned to read about Slavadoran women jailed because they lost their babies before giving birth. THIS IS INSANITY! This is a prime example of just how far this nonsense can go.

How Bernie Sanders is like FDR

I just had to post this link! The video on this page tells it all!

We are still fighting the same battles!

The US has a war culture which drives many of our social problems

There have been studies of warrior cultures (by anthropologists, social scientists) showing that they tend to be male-dominated, aggressive, confrontational, highly stratified in terms of class, and repressive toward women. I think that some of the Republican focus on trying to get rid of Planned Parenthood is rooted in this kind of mindset. In antiquity (say experts) men regarded women as dangerous because they were capable of a kind of "magic" - the ability to bring forth new life from within themselves.

Balance the Budget

The largest 500 U.S. companies would owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes were it not for the more than $2.1 trillion in offshore cash that most of the firms hold in foreign tax havens, according to a study released Tuesday.

“Congress has created loopholes in our tax code that allow offshore tax avoidance, which forces ordinary Americans to make up the difference,” the report said.

Biden-Warren the untimate conundrum?

Ponder this--

Biden-Warren as a last minute entry?


Sanders + unannounced


Clinton + unannounced

What to do, what to do.

Who said Uncle Joe is crazy as a bedbug?

Another Congressional Vote Coming on TPP

Breaking news: Negotiators and lobbyists meeting in secret have just reached a final agreement on the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

 The TPP is the biggest corporate trade deal in world history—slashing protections against Wall Street recklessness and for Internet freedom across a whopping 40 percent of the world's economy. The TPP deal now goes to the U.S. Congress, where bipartisan opposition to the deal has been growing. We're launching a huge campaign to stop the TPP from passing Congress.

Rich Catch-22

Frank Rich (New York Magazine) GOP establishment in a classic Catch-22: It wants Trump voters-it can't win elections without them-but doesn't want Trump calling attention to what those voters actually believe.

Make sure you CAN vote for Bernie Sanders!!!

Here is a VERY IMPORTANT LINK to check out! Check out YOUR STATE and find out if you actually are registered in a way that allows you to vote for Bernie Sanders!

Bernie Sanders: The Populist Prophet

Bernie Sanders: The Populist Prophet by Margaret Talbot, Oct 12…/…/10/12/the-populist-prophet

An Open Response to Thom about Supporting Hillary if She is the Nominee

Thom, you have been beating the "We all have to get behind Hillary Clinton if she is the nominee" drum a lot lately, and I feel the need to respond. You have said, before, that you don't get many calls from listeners who will NOT support Hillary Clinton if she is the nominee. I am one of those listeners. Here's why -

Govt. of, by and for the super rich

Bernie Sanders Speech:

Retired Monk - "Ideology is a disease"

Warren: Glass-Steagall 'Is Exactly What We Should Do'

[quote]Warren: Glass-Steagall
'Is Exactly What We
Should Do'

Speaking at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston Sept. 28, Sen. Elizabeth Warren responded to a question about reinstating Glass-Steagall:

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Republicans try to derail Paris Climate Summit.

This week, leaders from around the world are meeting in Paris to work out the future of global climate action.

But, while our President is overseas trying to come up with climate solutions, Republicans back in the states are undermining him at every turn. And, their typical obstruction could pose a threat to the entire Paris summit.

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