Sunday, August 9, 2020
When opportunity knocks, you had better answer the damn door. Starting by the end of this week, Teri and I are going to find ourselves doing something that neither one of us has done literally for years. We're going to...
Look we all get it, everybody hates Donald Trump. Hell, when Trump leaves the house in the morning, even Melania says "Have a nice day dah-link. And don't forget to cross against the lights!" But Donald Trump doesn't just survive by...
In the 1980s, the Reagan administration reduced top marginal tax rates by a significant percentage. The theory was that some of the benefits would “trickle down” from senior executives to lower-paid individuals, thereby providing perhaps all employees with an...
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) gives a briefing on New York's COVID-19 response every day. Today he highlighted a letter from a Kansas farmer, as reported by Jen Hayden of the Daily Kos. The farmer's name is Dennis; Cuomo redacted his...
This is my favorite time of the year. After spending three years basically sitting around, using their thumbs to conduct self colonoscopies, members of both chambers of congress, the House and the Senate, remove the aforementioned thumbs, wipe them...
It's no new insight that recent legislation in Idaho and Georgia is slashing women's reproductive rights and sending them back to the days of back street butchers for abortions. This is abominable in 2019. It's positively medieval. And so...
I’m shedding a tear here. It’s kind of like the day when you finally throw out your favorite old pair of socks because you can put them on from either end, a melancholy sense of loss. Apparently, the GOP...
"I alone can fix this!" Trump is right, he alone can fix something nobody else in the GOP was interested in tinkering with because it wasn't broken in the first place. And what he may be fixing right now is their...
When I was a middle school teacher, I had to take several months off for spinal surgery. The doctors literally "cut my throat" in order to go in and work on my cervical vertebrae. When I returned to school,...
In the euphoric days following the Democratic steamroller in the US House, the conversation quickly turned, since as Democrats we’re actually concerned with governing, The Democratic challengers had made quite a few rather concrete promises, and the question was how...

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