The real spine-chilling gremlins of the season are the office-seeking politicians of the extreme right, demanding votes on Election Day. As we enter another long season of direful winter darkness, we are beset by back-to-back … Read moreBeware of the Real Gremlins This Season
Latest right-wing atrocity would snuff out your Constitutional right to free speech and assembly by putting an exorbitant fee on public protests. Ideally, elections are about ideas. In our dark times of money-soaked, bitterly negative … Read moreA Bawdyhouse of Bad Right-Wing Ideas, Including Big Fees on Public Protests
It’s a hoary old chestnut, but this midterm election may really be the most important of our lifetime. It’s such a hoary old chestnut, the phrase should be roasting on an open fire right about … Read moreThe Midterm Intervention
A People’s Action report highlights universal desire for real populist reform. If you despair that a mysterious plague of incurable political knuckleheadism has swept our country, turning previously progressive white working-class people into mindless Trump … Read moreFront-Porch Politics: Everyone Wants Populist Reforms
If we made voting fun, including making it a holiday, participation would go way up. At last, here comes Tuesday, Nov. 6: Time to vote! But we don’t make voting fun, not at all. From … Read moreWhat If We Made Voting Fun?
Apocalypse threatened in the Revelation hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Jesus always said he was coming back one day. And he promised that this time around, there would be no more Mr Nice Guy! Hence … Read moreFrom Apocalypse to Catastrophe: Jesus Says Repubs & Dems Both Found Unworthy of the Lord’s Return
The Republicans attack with torches and pitchforks and the Democratic response is to introduce legislation to reform pitchfork safety standards. You don’t need 20/20 vision to see that the whole world is waiting for the … Read moreTorches and Pitchforks
Where is the Democratic Party? The Party of the People is stuck in the status quo — the still-reigning, old-line hierarchy of the Democratic party is unwilling to just be dedicated to, well, to the … Read moreWhat Does the Democratic Party Want?
If anybody could blow a lead this late in the midterms game, it’s the Dems. Okay, Democrats, settle down. Drop the confetti and back away from the champagne. Stop punching each other in the arm, … Read moreMidterm Malfunctions
Our nation’s true political spectrum is not right to left, but top to bottom, and Populism is about reducing the distance between the two. My father, W.F. “High” Hightower, was a populist. Only, he didn’t … Read morePopulism: Everybody Does Better When Everybody Does Better