My 2016 Dream Ticket — Sanders And Paul

My dream presidential ticket in 2016 is a lefty libertarian ticket. Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul. If this sounds strange, it shouldn’t. The Democrats were always a party that sought to keep Wall Street in check. Then in the 1990s Continue reading

Popularity Of Congress Soars!

A few months ago the approval rating of the U.S. congress reached its lowest point in history — perhaps the lowest point of any legislature in world history — just 8 percent. But that was then. According to a just Continue reading

Bill Clinton, Robert Rubin, Marc Rich — How The Democratic Party Sold Out To Wall Street

Robert Rubin was the smartest guy in a room full of guys who thought they were the smartest guy in the room. When Bill Clinton appointed him Treasury Security, Rubin explained to the president how the U.S. economy could get Continue reading

Barack Obama Is Destroying The Democratic Party Brand

The Tea Party’s influence is destroying the Republican brand. A Republican Party with a rich tradition of being moderate with conservative leanings, sensible and willing to negotiate to advance bi-partisan objectives, has been turned into a my-way-or-the-highway gaggle of ideological Continue reading

To Win Congressional Elections in 2014, Run AGAINST Money

In post-Citizens United America, political wisdom says the country has become a mammonocracy, that a candidate with the most money wins, or only loses when the other candidate has almost as much money. Is this true? Maybe now it is. Continue reading

Occupy Wall Street And The Tea Party — Coming Together at Last?

Senator Bernie Sanders, a progressive senator from Vermont, is introducing a bill this week that would break up the Too-Big-To-Fail banks. It would require Treasury Secretary Lew to compile a list of these institutions in 90 days, and after that Continue reading

Differences Between Republicans And Democrats Explained

Are you confused about the differences between this country’s two major parties? Perhaps this simple guide will help. Republicans have a set of firmly held beliefs. Democrats have things they kind of like if no one objects too much. Republicans Continue reading

Play The Tea Party Card, Stupid!

For years the Republicans have been winning elections by playing the “liberal card.” They have turned this generic, largely meaningless description of a political worldview into a pejorative evoking all the failures of big government without evoking any of its Continue reading

Rich And Poor — The New Racism?

This is a tough economy. It’s therefore totally appropriate that discussions of how to make the economy better should be the chief issue in the present election season. But along with legitimate expressions of how this might best be done Continue reading

The Big Swing Voters Are The Poor, Not Independents

If you look at the polls that appear regularly these days, it looks like a very close election. Obama or Romney tend to lead by a point of two in these polls. Even when the lead is greater it tends Continue reading