October 2015

"Have you noticed, when you can't combat the message, you resort to shooting the messenger?"

This is the shortest post I have ever, and will ever, have. The title of the post is a quote from Thom Hartmann's program today, October 1, 2015, at 1306 hours (E.S.T.). Thom was referring to some newspaper (or other media outlet) attempting to assasinate, distort and neutralize, facts on where he stands on environmental issues with personal attacks on him. Never any argument of logic, the facts, nor the evidentiary validity of his positions; which, necessarily, validates his position by default...if nothing else.

Stunning.

Have You No Shame, Kevin?

If I was a Republican I would be looking for a rock to crawl under. Just when we may have thought that there couldn't be any more cracked pots to take over from the Michelle Bachmans, Sara Palins and other psychos, along comes Kevin McCarthy.

Bloomberg: “Hillary Clinton has met the enemy and it is her.”

Whatever is in those e-mails is sure making Hillary act like they got her by the short hairs….and with what is being revealed so far, it looks like they do.

What now for progressives?

The demographic trends are being negated by systemic factors that undermine demographic trends favoring progressives and the Democratic Party.

Thomas B Edsall, OP-ED writer for NY Times wrote a column suggesting for a variety of reasons, especially voter distribution by party geographically, guarantees long term success for republican party.

Three developments are pushing the country to the right, counteracting the idea that demography is political destiny. First, the rise of

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Why Hasn't Congress Taken War Powers Away From Trump?

Thom plus logo Donald Trump's pathetic betrayal of our Kurdish allies in northern Syria highlights the importance of Congress taking seriously it's constitutional obligation to define and authorize war.