July 2017

Impact of Financialization - Interview with Gerald Epstein in Truthout

In case you missed this, here is an excellent summary of the economic DATA that documents how financialization is crippling our corporations, economies and lives. This interview with Gerald Epstein in Truthout presents research that goes far beyond the normal simplifications and opinions, and is well worth your time and effort to read.


Voter Identification Cards

Issuing Voter ID cards to Tax paying US citizens who need them and is readily accepted at voting polls would encourage election turnout.

Purple States

Democrats Should Focus on Winning Elections in Purple States to increase Their chances of Winning.

Deep Red States are rigged in Republicans' Favor and it is probably a waste of the Democrats'

During Democrats' Majority,
Unrig all Rigging.

Attempted Robbery is a Crime; Catching the Trump campaign predators

Neutering the Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Pardon Card

That Disturbing Weightless Feeling Might Just be a Good Sign

Remember when you played on a swing as a kid? Remember the feeling of weightlessness at the top of a very high arc? Perhaps that's exactly where we are politically. It feels like there is no direction exactly because the extreme political swing to the right has reached its peak and no amount of political bribery or propaganda or even vote fixing with stop the swing back to Progressive values. Get ready for one hell of a fun ride to the Progressive side. In fact, let's push as hard as we can.

Focus on the Damage, Not the Distraction – Trump Free TV

It is long past time for everyone to move on from the basic shock of watching Trump’s ongoing desecration of the Office of the Presidency of the United States. This bozo is an expert at turning everything around him into a mesmerizing cross between reality TV and a slow motion train wreck. "Hey, look at me, look at me mommy, I’m smashing everything!"

Inspection- What Their Silence Says


As WAR HERO McCain was a fraud, something the American propaganda spin masters over the years dreamed up. Lets tell the truth, the reason McCain was a prisoner in Vietnam, he was a reckless and terrible pilot. Prior to being shot down,McCain had crashed three separate times. Being a prisoner most likely shaved his life by keeping him from combat duty. The only admirable thing McCain ever did in his life was as a prisoner, after which he spent the rest of his life atoning for that act of goodness.

How to End Gridlock in Washington, DC

I'm calling on all Democrats to end the gridlock in Congress. The plan is theoretically simple, perhaps a bit more difficult to achieve. Here's what you do: register to vote as a Republican. "Are you crazy?," you say. Let me explain.

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Trump - Dumb Luck or A Master Manipulator?

Thom plus logo Either it's an act of a master manipulator, or he has the best luck there is. Donald Trump wanted the Fed to lower interest rates, knowing that that would provide a solid and multi-year boost to the economy. But when Trump came into office, rates were already low and the Fed was not inclined to help.