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?
It’s time for a constitutional amendment to protect voter’s rights: A Voter’s Bill of Rights. (Here’s an essay I wrote earlier this year and posted to my blog where you can find other essays on … Read moreA Voter’s Bill of Rights
Who are these so-called Undecideds we keep hearing about in this election? Some of the great eternal questions are “What is the sound of one hand clapping.” “If a tree falls in a forest, and … Read moreIf it Qualified for the Ballot, “None of the Above” Would’ve Won the Election in a Landslide
Husband acting a little strange? Check him for these tell-tale signs he’s thinking of voting Republican. by Roz Warren and Janet Golden There are plenty of magazines featuring stories like: “What He Isn’t Telling You” … Read more15 Signs That Your Husband Is Thinking of Voting Republican
Evidence suggests who we vote for isn’t always who we should Each election cycle we are beaten over the head with the agenda that candidates feel are important to our lives. Many times there is … Read moreUpdate the Voting Process to Meet Our Needs
Populist ideas win big, but not Democrats There’s no denying that Democrats took a drubbing at the polls in 2014. Running cautious campaigns and shying away from Obamacare, Wall Street regulation, the anti-fracking movement, immigration … Read morePopulist Proposals Win in 2014
Do we have a democracy, or an oligarchy? There are a lot of reasons for the lopsided results Tuesday, none of them good. Huge dark money expenditures, smearing candidates (and issues) with lies and innuendo, … Read moreOligarchy, or Just the Best Democracy Money Can Buy?