New! ~ November 7, 2017
by Victor Gomez
The Painful Split: The liberals and the Left were always presumed to be a couple under the Democratic big-top. But in 2016, young people on the Left poured into stadiums to cheer on their wild-haired guy, while Mrs. Clinton could barely manage a sullen group at a junior high gym.
~ August 17, 2017
Democracy - Part I: Bertrand Russell wrote so well and so convincingly about democracy, precisely because he was so skeptical of it: “There is a tendency, as strong now as at any former time, to suppose that an oligarchy is admirable if it consists of ‘good’ men…This attitude is unworthy of grown-up people.” ~ Power, by Bertrand Russell
~ July 24, 2017
Open the Box, Look Inside: The advertising business has been moving for years in the direction of selling us the brand, and little else besides. Now, finally, politics has caught up with advertising: we have a threat, with nothing to sink our teeth into: The Russia-hack!
~ March 4, 2017
Rush Limbaugh, Body Snatcher: In her documentary, The Brainwashing of My Dad, Jen Senko speaks of losing her father to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. The once jovial, goofy guy had become a narrow-minded and angry bigot - and she wanted to understand why.
~ March 18, 2017
Amber's Tea Party Rules: The word is out: Trump lies. The New York Times, in January of 2017, stated on the front page that “Trump Repeats an Election Lie.” Well, Amber Phillips of the Washington Post is having none of this.
~ May 9, 2017
Why the Two-Legged Stool Fails: You will sometimes hear that our binary system of politics is like a pendulum, with Democrats on the Left and Republicans on the Right. This is a bad analogy. On many key issues, there is little difference between the two-parties.
~ January 22, 2017
Listen to This Man: “We need a revolutionary third-party.” The guy getting arrested here is NASA scientist James Hansen, the man who more than just about anybody else is responsible for our understanding of man-made climate change.
~ April 1, 2017
80 Years & Nothing's Changed: Eighty years ago, the Spanish Civil War raged on. Hollywood made a movie about it, from the Hemingway novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls. Does this obscure little war, fought so long ago and far away, have anything to tell us?
~ January 20, 2017
Nowhere to Go: Donald Trump won because America has no Left party of any size or strength. Most Americans don’t even know what the Left is, and so don’t notice that its party is missing. How can you blame them?