Category Archives: politics

Change Hearts First to Change Minds on Climate Crisis

David Leonhardt of the New York Times asked his readers what I believe is the most important question about America’s resistance to the threat of climate change: What would a more persuasive message about climate change sound like? I would … Continue reading

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The Real Fraud is Voter Suppression and the GOP Have Been Doing It For Years

Instead of getting distracted by more propaganda from the right, stay focused on the need to stop the GOP from suppressing Democratic voters. 1) End the electoral college. One person, one vote. This can only be done by amending the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on George Lakoff:
Normally I would never post a link to a story in Reason, a right-wing magazine. But I consider this particular story a tribute to the power of your voices and your actions. The writer of…

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An Open Letter to Paul Ryan From a Fellow Irish American on the Occasion of His Moral Triumph

Paul, Can I call you Paul? It might be informal, but you just look so much like my Irish Catholic relatives, with your black hair and blue eyes. Like a Kennedy, except you’re unlike the liberal, social-safety-net-supporting Kennedys in so … Continue reading

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Reasons to Vote for Democrats–The Real Edition

At the risk of being accused of having no sense of humor, I’d like to fill in the blanks in the blank gag book that’s an Amazon bestseller. Here are just a few of the myriad reasons to vote for … Continue reading

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Why What Happened to Milo Yiannopoulos Wasn’t a Violation of the First Amendment

Milo Yiannopoulos got a controversial cushy book deal and promo tour from a major publisher, Simon and Schuster. Yiannopoulos lost the contract when he strayed a little too far off the beaten hater-Islamophobe-misogynist path and into the apparent deal-breaker of … Continue reading

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That Which We Call a Tyrant

Many are choosing to use euphemisms or abbreviations in place of Trump’s name. Some are recommending ’45’ as a code word for the 45th president, citing revulsion at the mere mention of his name. People were correcting themselves who used … Continue reading

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