• Bill Clinton????? - Judge Roy Moore Republican candidate for U.S. Senate has been accused by several women of sexual assault, some as young as 14 at the time of the alleged assault. Former Saturday Night Live cast member turned Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken is accused by a female radio newscaster of sexual assault, Sen. Franken even had […]
  • Senate Republicans Reveal The Answer To The Mystery - President Donald Trump is constantly telling us the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is failing, that if we just do nothing it will crumble from all its dead weight. House Republicans claim its health insurance that no one can afford to use, and it’s government over-reach because it forces people to buy health insurance they don’t […]
  • The Trap Religious Conservatives Set For Themselves - In 2016 then-presidential candidate Donald Trump was caught on an Access Hollywood videotape giving instructions on how to commit sexual assault, and then proudly admitting to assaulting several women himself. In response, Ralph Reed Chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition and Trump endorser told CNN, that the comments by Trump rank low among the […]
  • Virginia Jaw-Dropping Elections A Victory For Democrats And America - Democrat Ralph Northam defeats Republican Ed Gillespie by a whopping 9 points to become Virginia Governor. Democrat Justin Fairfax is elected Lt. Governor. Currently unless recounts change results, Virginia Democrats say they picked up 16 seats in the House of Delegates, tying Republicans 50-50 and wiping out their majority. Last night Democrats hit the jackpot […]
  • Another Reminder Of Why America Is Already “Great Again” - What country in the world has produced a military with an ethic that even under the most extreme circumstances is, “leave no man behind”? What country would deploy intelligence resources and put lives at risk to find a deserter? What country would trade 5 captured threats to its national security for the return of that […]
  • John Kelly 4 Star General, No Star Chief Of Staff - How does a Gold Star retired General with a sterling 4 star military career that includes, overseeing the U.S. military prison for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, and being the first Marine colonel since 1951 to be promoted to brigadier general while in active combat, take a job in civilian life where he insults […]
  • Trumplican Party??? - The Republican Party is top dog, controlling all levers of political power in Washington D.C., the Senate, the House and the White House. But surprisingly 9 Republicans, 2 Senators, and 7 Congresspersons have declared they will not seek re-election . Republican celebrities George Will, Joe Scarborough and Nicole Wallace have all left the Republican Party. […]
  • Republicans Give Wall Street Another Bailout - Wells Fargo bank created over 3 million fake bank and credit card accounts, 190,000 of the bank accounts were slapped with unnecessary fees and over 500,000 customers were enrolled in online bill pay without their authorization. Wells Fargo also admitted to forcing up to 570,000 borrowers to pay for unneeded auto insurance. About 20,000 of […]
  • America Desperately Needs More Lame Ducks! - Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker said President Donald Trump was treating the presidency like “a reality show,” making reckless threats against other countries that put the United States “on the path to World War III.” Republican Senator John McCain dealt the final blow to the so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare, walking onto the floor, turning […]
  • New War Paradigm Works! - US-backed forces in Syria on Tuesday said they had captured the Isis stronghold of Raqqa, the de facto capital of jihadi group’s self-declared caliphate, after a four-month battle. In July Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul to congratulate US-backed Iraqi armed forces for victory over Isis after months of urban warfare. This brought […]
  • It’s Official ObamaCare Is Now TrumpCare! - President Donald Trump has taken two executive actions that will have a major impact on the healthcare that millions of Americans receive. Emphasis on executive actions meaning the President, not the Congress or the Senate, took these actions himself without a single vote from either house of Congress. Republicans renamed the Affordable Care Act Obamacare […]
  • Why We Ignore Puerto Rico - Millions of Americans in Puerto Rico are struggling to meet basic needs after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Their suffering has attracted far less public or political attention than the suffering caused by the recent hurricane devastation in Texas and Florida. Normally the public would not stand for a President visiting a hurricane ravaged state to […]
  • Roger Goodell Is Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Spot - President Trump expressed his opinion as an American citizen that N.F.L. players should stand while the national anthem is played, but he crossed the First Amendment line by suggesting that team owners fire players like Colin Kaepernick who take a knee while the anthem is played. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones agrees with President Trump, […]
  • Creating Unity - More than three million Americans in Puerto Rico are struggling to meet basic needs after a devastating strike from Hurricane Maria, but their suffering is attracting far less public or political attention than the suffering caused by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Had President Trump said Texas or Florida busted the budget while […]
  • Everybody Is Right! Nobody Is Wrong! - President Trump says taking a knee during the national anthem is wrong and unpatriotic. Colin Kaepernick says taking a knee during the national anthem is right and patriotic. Some fans think it’s a sign of disrespect to American troops, some fans think that American troops fought for players to have the right to take a […]
  • The True Greatness Of America - Our President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire football players who take a knee during the national anthem. Black Lives Matter activist came to fame by shutting down the free speech of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. A growing number of college students think it’s acceptable to use violence to stop speech […]
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Right And Wrong About The First White President Trump - The prolific voice of a generation Ta-Nehisi Coates has penned a new essay “The First White President” which gives a brilliant explanation of how contrary to all logic Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Coates is right about how racism played a part in electing Trump but he is wrong that racism […]
  • With Newfound Clout Democrats Must Know When To Hold And When To Fold - The headlines say that congressional Democrats were the big winners of a surprise deal with President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday. Senate and House Minority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi seemingly got what they wanted from President Trump: emergency funding for Hurricane Harvey, an agreement to fund the government at existing […]
  • Mainstream Media Wrong, There’s Sunlight Through The Partisan Clouds - “Shell-shocked”, “blind-sided” and “nightmare” were all words used to describe a life changing event this week. CNN’s John King on Inside Politics said it was a “sell out”, echoing the general sentiment of the mainstream media that something wrong and strange is happening in the nation’s capital. This is FRIGHTENING! Because what really happened was […]
  • Texas Should Get A Little Bitterness With A Lot Of Sweetness - Hurricane Harvey has devastated parts of Texas, it made landfall on the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm, destroying homes, overturning vehicles and sinking boats, severing power lines, and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee. A total of 1 trillion gallons of water fell, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said 40,000 homes are […]
  • Applying the Dream To All Americans - Monday August 28 will mark 54 years since Martin Luther King Jr stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and delivered his iconic “I Have A Dream” speech. Within the last year America has elected a new President who ran on a racist platform, 95% of his voters were American whites, the majority of […]
  • Violence On Both Sides Yes, Moral Equivalence On Both Sides NO! - Friday Night in Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacist marching on the campus of University of Virginia around a statue of Thomas Jefferson, attacked counter protesters with their torches. Saturday morning people of the political left showed up in black and lavender shirts, helmets, shields and clubs to a park with a statue of Robert E Lee, […]
  • Charlottesville Protests Conceal The Unspoken Truth - A month after a Ku Klux Klan rally in Charlottesville, Virginia ended with the police using tear gas on protesters, The New York Times reported Charlottesville braced this past weekend for white nationalist demonstrations and counter protests. Friday night, several hundred torch-bearing men and women marched on the main quadrangle of the University of Virginia’s […]
  • 3 Steps President Trump Should Take Before “Fire And Fury” - Last month North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile which defense experts say could reach as far as New York or other U.S. east coast cities. This month a confidential US intelligence report reviewed by The Washington Post concluded that North Korea had made a breakthrough and could now build nuclear warheads small enough to […]
  • A Phoenix Is Rising From The Ashes - For 7 years there has been bitter partisan fighting, obstruction of anything proposed by the “other” political party. Major legislation like the American Health Care Act and the Financial Choice Act, were passed by party line votes only with no input from the opposing party. Politically Democrats are from Mars and Republicans are from Venus, […]
  • 3 Compromises Democrats Can Make To Repair Obamacare - After the clock struck midnight last Thursday the last lion of the Senate Republican John McCain, drove a stake through the heart of the Senate Republican repeal Obamacare bill. This leaves repeal efforts deader than the “death spiral” Republicans claim Obamacare is in. Does this mean American healthcare is in chaos? Will insurance companies pull […]
  • The Terminator Is Back! To Make Sure Majority Rule Is Restored - In the 2016 Presidential election Donald Trump got 62,984,825 votes, Hillary Clinton got 65,853,516 votes over 2 million more votes than Donald Trump but on January 20th it was Donald Trump sworn in as President. In 2012, despite the fact that Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives won 1.1 million more votes than Republicans, […]
  • President Trump Has A Point, Even If He Doesn’t Realize It - Who among us would hire someone for a job, who we knew upfront would have to stop themselves in the future from performing some of the most important duties of that job. That’s the case today. One of the most important jobs in America, a job vital to our democracy is held by someone who […]
  • When A Promise Made Is A Promise Kept, Is Hazardous - Growing up the lesson was that we should never ever break a promise. But what about those times when it simply is not possible to keep a promise you’ve made? Even worst keeping the promise you made may do more harm than good. This is the quagmire Republicans are in, they have made a promise […]
  • Democrats Shoot Away - A player takes a failed jump shot from the 3 point line and collapses to the floor. As his teammates gather around to help, the opposing team catches the rebound and has a player ball in hand standing alone at the free throw line. Democrats are the shooter at the free throw line and as […]
  • Uplifting Victory, Give Credit Where Credit Is Due - Many claimed America was leading from behind in the war on terror. The characterization of Isis as a “jayvee team” was sighted as proof-positive that there was no understanding of who America’s true enemy was. The pullout of American troops from Iraq was confirmation to critics that America’s response to the war on terror was […]
  • President Trump Nice Awe-Inspiring Offer For Baby Charlie, But What About Us Americans? - President Trump you ran for office saying you would make America great again. You said you would not leave people in the street needing healthcare, that everyone would get the healthcare they needed. As President you said you hope the Republican Senate healthcare bill will have “heart”. Monday you showed your heart by offering assistance […]
  • A Flicker Of Light In The Midst of Partisan Darkness - In May House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act to repeal and replace Obamacare with Republican votes only. A few weeks later they passed the Financial Choice Act to repeal and replace the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, again with Republican votes only. But Thursday a great thing happened amidst all […]
  • Democrats Now Is The Time For Act 2 - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and fellow Democrats in the last 2 weeks have really stepped up their opposition to Republicans attempt to repeal Obamacare. On Monday night of last week they held a late night Senate session of back to back speeches on the ills of Trumpcare. On Monday night of this week Senator […]
  • Wheelchair Power to the Rescue - We have all heard the saying “if you can’t walk crawl”. Thursday we saw those words come to life in a powerful way as the most physically challenged among us united, and put their lives in jeopardy by laying their frail bodies down on the battlefield to save Obamacare. Daniella Diaz and Pete Grieve of […]
  • When Fear is Not Enough - This week the city of St Anthony, Minneapolis released the Police dashboard camera footage of the shooting of Philando Castile. The footage reveals 2 things: 1) Philando Castile was murdered in cold blood and 2) a Policeman’s fear of danger, even fear of loss of life alone is not justification to murder black men. This […]
  • Chuck Schumer It’s the 4th Quarter with 2 Minutes to Go, Time to Bring the Heat - The media is locked 24/7 on to the most shocking story of 2017. An Independent Counsel has been appointed to figure out who the criminals are in the most shocking story of 2017. President Trump says the most shocking story of 2017 is a nothing burger, so he’s thinking about firing the Independent Counsel like […]
  • Thanks Claire McCaskill for Remembering There’s More At Stake Than Trump Russia Collusion - Democrats are all consumed by the important but beyond their control investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, with special interest into whether or not Donald Trump conspired with Russia to steal the election. Fortunately for us all there’s one Democrat who’s multi-tasking and focusing on the immediate here and now, take a […]
  • Republicans Committed Murder While No One Was Watching - Yesterday the nation and world’s attention were focused on the Senate side of the Capitol with an intensity not seen since the days of 9/11. Would the most powerful country in the world have to remove the most powerful person in the world? Did Russia steal an American election? Would James Comey deliver the smoking […]
  • Finally a Bi-Partisan Bridge -   In political terms Republicans are from Mars and Democrats are from Venus, the major issues of healthcare and tax reform offer little hope of shared vision or bi-partisan compromise. Healthcare is proving to be so difficult that Senate Republicans unlike House Republicans can’t even build consensus among themselves. Senator Richard Burr says he can’t […]
  • Media Must Remember What Goes Around Comes Around - Last week’s physical assault on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by Congressman Greg Gianforte was at a minimum shameful and inexcusable, to a maximum of grounds for prison time and his removal from office. But a reality that the media must face is that they commit violence themselves on a daily basis! As we have all […]
  • Chuck Schumer Please Focus - Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republican’s American Healthcare Act was dead on arrival in the Senate. Senate Republicans have been meeting among themselves since May to create their own healthcare legislation, but according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “I don’t know how we get to 50 votes” meaning he can’t cut a deal among […]
  • The Supremes’ Are Forcing Congress to Step Up - The United States Supreme Court in 2013 struck down section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, this week it stuck down two North Carolina Congressional Districts because they were packed with too many Black voters. The first ruling created a huge void that only Congress can fill, the second ruling is a reflection of […]
  • Robert Just the Facts Mueller Appointed Now Can We Refocus - President Trump’s firing of James Comey and the revelation that Comey wrote a memo stating possible Presidential interference in an investigation, has the media and Democrats claiming Watergate history is repeating itself. As with Watergate a Special Counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been appointed to conduct a where ever the facts lead investigation. […]
  • Democrats Chasing Shadows and Fool’s Gold While Republicans Annihilate -   The media is in full blown alert mode about President Trump sharing classified information with Russia. They claim it damaged vital intelligence gathering operations. Democrats are in full blown alert mode about President Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, they are convinced that the firing is an effort to prevent an investigation into Trump […]
  • President Trump Let McCabe Steer the Ship Home - Now that James Comey is a done deal the question now is what should Donald Trump do next? The obvious answer is to replace James Comey with the most qualified person to be found. For the sake and sanity of the nation there’s another course President Trump has to take. While the firing of James […]
  • Trump Right On Comey Proves Democracy Works -   Politics, self-interest and being done in a disrespectful way aside, President Trump was correct to fire James Comey even if the way he did it was wrong and even if he did it for self-gain.  Its proof that our system of democracy and transparency works ultimately overcoming incompetence, self-dealing, personal ambitions, ego trips and […]
  • James Comey What Happened To the King Letter on Your Desk -   I took comfort when I read that FBI Director James Comey kept a copy of a letter signed by former Attorney General Robert Kennedy, the letter gave former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover permission to wiretap Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King turned out to be the most spied on citizen in American history. […]
  • Donald Trump and Republicans Secretly Lust for Government Shutdown - Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are on the verge of hitting the mother lode of ultimate power. A stroke that will allow the greatest hype-master since P T Barnum to rewrite Presidential history. It will let Republicans achieve the life-long dream of totally redefining the role of the United States Federal Government. In the short […]
  • Democrats Don’t Play the Republican Benghazi-Game with Flynn or Russia, Stay Focused - The more we hear about former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn and Russia it’s easy to become fired up and wonder, what the hell is going on?  The chief advisor to the President of the United States on national security issues, was on the payroll of countries that want to do harm to the […]
  • It Was Wrong When Roosevelt Tried It’s Wrong Now for Trump to Try - Donald Trump is falling into the same trap that one of our greatest President’s in history, Franklin Delano Roosevelt fell into. Trump like Roosevelt is falling into the trap in the first 100 days of his new administration. Trump like Roosevelt knows that he is doing a great thing for the country. Trump like Roosevelt […]
  • First 100 Days Poll Verifies Trump Effect is in Effect - Democrats would be foolish to take comfort in the recent Washington Post/ABC News public opinion poll of Donald Trump’s first 100 days. Under normal circumstances Trump’s job approval numbers alone would mean the political death of any other administration before it had a chance to get started. But this is no ordinary administration and it […]
  • Sorry Joe Scarborough Presenting Opinions as Facts Toxic to America - Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough acknowledged the firing of Bill O’Reilly, by talking about the great contribution that O’Reilly and Fox News Channel have made to news reporting. He and other conservative commentators claim O’Reilly and Fox saved America by presenting news from the “conservative perspective”. Truth be told Fox News has been the worst […]
  • It Was the Economy Stupid, Now It’s the Demographics Dummy! - Half the people who thought Donald Trump would lose the election were genuinely surprised that he won, the other half were not surprised because although they deny it publicly they secretly voted for him. The one’s sure of victory. The white less educated working class who haven’t had a pay raise in over a decade […]
  • Republicans Nuclear Option is Blessing in Disguise for American Democracy -   President Donald Trump and Republicans were determined to appoint Neil Gorsuch to succeed Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the majority of his Democratic colleagues were determined to block his appointment. Republicans didn’t have the 60 votes to avoid a filibuster so they had to blow-up the current rules, […]
  • 5 Ways Millennials Can Save Obamacare - President Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan are telling us Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” and the only solution is to repeal it. According to them, rising premiums, high deductibles and government-regulated plans are forcing people from the insurance market. But they also are trying to keep hidden from us ways to repair and […]
  • Democrats Please Don’t Be Arrogant or Stupid - Obstruction, payback and vindication are all understandable emotions that Democrats might be feeling at this moment. Since 2010 Republicans have made it a mission to repeal, block, distort and lie about Democratic initiatives. Chief among these efforts was the repeal of Obamacare. But Democrats would be arrogant to think their manure doesn’t stink as well. […]
  • Hillary’s Private Server Proven to Be Safest in Washington - During the 2016 Presidential election, the media and Congress were obsessed with the email server of Hillary Clinton. Congressional hearings proclaimed that national security was threatened and that hostile foreign governments gained access to the nation’s secrets, all because the server lacked any security safeguards. After the constant attention of politicians and the media, the […]
  • 4 Forgotten Obamacare Facts Republicans Don’t Talk About - Since 2010 one goal above all others has united the Republican Party. That goal is the repeal of the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare. Republicans say Obamacare is in a “death spiral” about to completely die if nothing is done to save it.They claim it’s a job killer, creating huge deficits in the national budget […]
  • 3 Reasons Why Democrats Playing the Obstruction Card is a Mistake -   A lot of Democrats feel they are in the biblical equivalent of Gethsemane losing 1000 seats in local, state and national elections. There are only 4 states with both a Democratic Governor and a Democratic controlled State Legislature.  Obstruction and gridlock have given Republicans majorities in both houses of Congress. Now they have recaptured […]
  • Is President Trump’s Fake News Really Frugal News - There is a hint of truth in President Trump’s repeated shellacking of the media. Money-grubbing practices in search of corporate profits has devastated the industry and made it a shadow of what it once was. A shocking revelation with serious ramifications for the future of our country came to me during the 2016 Presidential campaign.  […]
  • Political Violence Started On the Left - All Americans are concerned with the increasing violence  playing out in this year’s Presidential primaries. It feels like we are living in a third world country dominated by an oppressive political party or dictatorial leader. Not the vibrant freedom loving democracy we have been blessed with since 1776. Protest is a staple of American politics.  […]
  • How Shall They Protest - There is no justification for the chaos and violence we have witnessed in Baltimore this week, regardless of what wrongs the Baltimore Police may have or may not have committed. Worse than the violence is the high jacking of the time honored  constitutionally guaranteed right of descent.  Thugs, gangs and criminals have taken advantage of […]
  • Let’s All Black and White Retire the N Word - There is one positive thing that could come out of the racial incident occurring this week at the University of Oklahoma. It is that all Americans specifically American Blacks face the reality that it’s time to banish use of the N word. We should leave it on the ash heap of history to borrow a […]
  • Truth Emerging in Ferguson - As truth emerges in Ferguson, Missouri we see hints of race influenced behavior. But the ultimate guilt lies with the majority of the citizens who live in Ferguson. This majority happens to be American Blacks who make up 67% of the population. Refused to vote for Obama Those citizens disgrace  Martin Luther King Jr. and the […]
  • Applying the Methodology of Kingian Non-Violence - As I look at the events playing out in Ferguson, Missouri I appreciate the wisdom my uncle Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr.  From his first leadership of a Civil/Human Rights demonstration, the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, he coordinated training sessions for protesters to assure that the focus would remain on the issue at hand. […]
  • The Americanization of King - There is controversy surrounding whether Glen Beck purposely choose to hold his rally on the anniversary of my uncle’s I Have a Dream speech. Some question whether Glen Beck and the Tea Party and are hijacking the message, meaning and symbolism of his great dream for America. I haven’t talked to Glen Beck or any […]