US Economy Needs Some Inflation

So many conservative politicians, I won’t name names, have been on the Feds’ case (Federal Reserve Bank), accusing it of a libertine attitude and a penchant for accommodative monetary policies whic

Joe Scarborough miss quotes AG Eric Holder

Joe Scarborough miss quotes AG Eric Holder, then he wants to move on after he gets called out by Eugene Robinson. How about apologizes for the miss quote and then move on.  

Nudge Nudge Wink Wink Mitch

Mitch McConnell has a message for his female and student constituents.

Affordable Care Act's Dramatic Impact On The Uninsured In Two Charts

The below charts show the dramatic impact the Affordable Care Act has had on uninsured Americans.

Border Issues and Broader Issues

The crisis of tens of thousands of childrenfrom Central America crossing the US border isn't isolated, nor only about immigrationbut about how we act compassionately as a nation.

Upside Downtrodden - episode 92


Hobby Lobby Part Two

And so it begins.

Hobby Lobby

What a ludicrous name for such an important case - Hobby Lobby!  

Stand by Your Woman

The ruling by SCOTUS on Monday that allows Hobby Lobby and other corporations of its ilk to strategically deny certain health care benefits to their female employees is nothing less than stunning.

Hillary Inevitable?

66% (2 votes)
Not Sure
33% (1 vote)
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3

Can we declare the "Great Recession" over?

The economy added 288,000 jobs in June while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

100% (1 vote)
0% (0 votes)
Not Sure
0% (0 votes)
Need more data
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 1

The Justices Could Use a New Hobby

The Supreme Court ruled against women, reproductive health, family planning and science, deciding the rights corporations count more.  

Upside Downtrodden - episode 91


Do you think threatening Facebook posts are protected under the First Amendment?

No. It's harassment
100% (2 votes)
Yes. People need to be held accountable
0% (0 votes)
Not Sure
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2

The Rise Of Online Harassment

Recently there's been a lot of attention in the news on issues involving the internet from "net neutrality" to the recent Supreme Court decision on Aereo, but what hasn't received as much attention

From Mississippi to Iraq, Opposites Attract

In a unanimous decision on cell phone privacy, the often-divided Supreme Court pulled together.To address Iraq's insurgency and uncertainty, the US and Iran may actually have to communicate.

The US does not Get It!

With the appointment of 13 new M

Global Warming Time-lapse

The debate over Gloabal Warming has been raging over the last 20-30 years, if not longer. The image below illustrates where we will be in 2099.

Iraq Hacks Are Back

A broken, bleeding Iraq worsens daily, the citizens of Baghdad live in fear and the Bush-Cheney gang reappears declaring this proves their way was right.

Lessons in Leadership

I have been an Executive Director for a small nonprofit for about a year and a half.

Upside Downtrodden - episode 90


UAE-the New Florence?

Last week, Etihad Airways inaugurated its non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi; flight time 16h 25m.

Should the Democrats field a primary challenge to Hillary Clinton in 2016

“We don't need a primary.  Let's just go to post with this thing.  We don't want to fight with anybody over anything, Long time Clinton Supporter James Carville

We Interrupt this Broadcast

A few weeks ago Ta-Nehisi Coates revisited the concept of Reparations in a piece in the Atlantic making what he called was his "case" for Reparations - I produced this short piece as a reply and my

Should the Democrats field a primary challenge to Hillary Clinton in 2016?

“We don't need a primary.  Let's just go to post with this thing.  We don't want to fight with anybody over anything, Long time Clinton Supporter James Carville

yes she needs a challenge it will make her a better nominee
50% (1 vote)
no Hillary Clinton is the best candidate hands down, there is no need for a primary challenge.
50% (1 vote)
yes Hillary should not run, she is past her prime.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2

During the lead up to the Iraq War what was the "predominant" reason for going to war?

Over the past week or so there has been a re-litigation of sorts over why the United States went to war with Iraq. So I thought I would put it to the people and see what you remember.

Find and destroy "Weapons of Mass Destruction" (WMD's)
100% (2 votes)
Free the Iraqi people
0% (0 votes)
Punish Saddam Hussein for violating the United Nations Security Council Resolutions
0% (0 votes)
All the above
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2

What Is More Important: Label, or Workability?

Something has been bothering me for some time now.  It is the predilection of politicians on either side of the political spectrum to rely on labeling ideas in order to gain support for or attack i

2010 McCain Tweet 'Last U.S Troops Leave Iraq, President Bush Deserves Credit for Victory'

2010 McCain credits Bush for "Victory" in Iraq

What Happened in Vegas not Likely to Stay in Vegas

QUESTION du jour...When is shooting and killing people in cold blood while yelling "This is the start of a Revolution" NOT called terrorism?

Pete Sessions(R-TX): 'GOP must model the Taliban to create a GOP Insurgency'

In 2008, then President Bush said that the Bush/Cheney 'free market' policies caused a depression greater than the Great Depression.