Another biz news freakout over Elizabeth Warren's candidacy

On Tuesday, CNBC’s Jim Cramer noted that he’s been hearing a lot of doom and gloom from Wall Street executives over the possibility that Elizabeth Warren could — gasp! — actually win the presidency: “Look, I’ve got to tell you, when you get off the desk and you talk to executives, they’re more fearful of her…

Thoughts on debate topics – “socialism”

This is the third of three posts on topics coming from the last two nights of debates.  The first two, on immigration and on Medicare for All, are available for your perusal and commenting through my user page. In economic terminology, Socialism is where the means of production are owned publicly through the government while…

Roseanne unleashes insane attack on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Roseanne Barr’s downward death spiral continues unabated. Not content to simply lose her show and her mind, she’s now vacuuming away every last scrap of dignity from her blotchy couch cushions. The latest? She’s decided to take on the Zen master of social media, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In a recent YouTube video — amidst a trenchant…

Welcome back, Bernie; now please stop calling yourself a socialist

Let me get all my caveats out of the way as I hastily don my flak jacket. I like Bernie Sanders. After seriously considering Hillary Clinton, I voted for Sanders in the 2016 Oregon primary. When Hillary won the nomination, I enthusiastically backed her, and was just a bit peeved that Bernie refused to back…

Steve Mnuchin wins prize for dumbest post-SOTU response … maybe ever

Josef Stalin, Mao Tse-tung, Ho Chi Minh, Dwight David Eisenhower. One of these kids is doing his own thing. Or maybe not, if you’re Treasury Secretary Steve Mental Munchkin. After Donald Trump told us in his State of the Bizarro Union speech that we’ll never be a socialist country (like that could happen, and like anyone…