SHAME! Minutes ago, millions of Americans watched the president of the United States stand in the West Wing of the White House and undermine democracy, making the unsubstantiated claim that there is massive fraud in an ongoing election that trends indicate he could lose. Democratic challenger Joe Biden currently leads Trump in the Electoral College […]

The waiting

As the late, great Tom Petty wrote, “the waiting is the hardest part.” That’s true of  lot of things in life, but at this point, it’s hard to think about anything but the Nov. 3 election. We are just days away from settling the question of whether we want to preserve our democracy by electing […]

History in the making

Congratulations to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on making history Wednesday night as the first woman of color to accept the nomination as the Democratic Party’s candidate to be vice president of the United States. Harris, added the nightcap to a long night of stirring speeches by Democratic heavyweights including former President Barack Obama, House Speaker […]

Trump is a traitor, and democracy depends on recognizing that simple truth

D is for Donald. It’s also for: deluded, detrimental, deceitful, disgusting, demented, daft, dumb, disparaging, debauched, despot, dictator, degrading, deplorable, degenerate, discredited, disgraceful, damaging, dire, draft dodger, dirty, diabolical, destructive, duplicitous, disingenuous, dishonourable, disturbed, dangerous, depraved and deadly. T is for Trump. It’s also for TRAITOR. Last week we were witness to the unabashed, exhaustive testimony […]

The Trump Dump: America The Not-Great

President Donald Trump is determined to make America great again — by selling hats with that message, funding moribund industries, shutting out hard-working immigrants, dismantling health care, environmental and financial safeguards, and reinstituting the tariffs that led to the Great Depression. Not only is Trump incapable of restoring American greatness — it arguably never existed. […]

Founding Fathers’ Fears Realized: One Man Controls Our Government

With alleged sexual assaulter and self-admitted borderline alcoholic Brett Kavanaugh headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, what our Founding Fathers feared most — an authoritarian, single-minded, self-serving king/executive officer running the country — has come to pass. Donald J. Trump, failed casino owner, struggling real estate developer, abuser of taxpayer dollars and best friend to […]

Today’s Civil War: Simple and Complex

Civil war. That’s what many are calling the political battles tearing apart our country in the immediate aftermath of the recent ballpark shooting of congressional Republicans and staffers in Alexandria, Va. It’s more than political engagements, however, on today’s domestic battlefield. It’s the haves against the have nots. Fundamentalist Christians against all other religions, but particularly radical Muslims. Gun […]