First, let’s get the obvious shit out of the way. Yes, the Russians most likely ensured that trump won the presidency. Yes, the GOP engages in voter suppression to make sure they continue to win. Yes, gerrymandering is real. Yes the GOP has a much more successfully entrenched media empire than the left. Now, let’s get the nagging questions about those truths out of the way, too. There was no way in hell trump should have ever been even close to getting more than 10 million popular votes at all. The GOP’s blatantly anti-democratic actions should have most Americans irate and ready to throwRead More →

  As a native Californian, I like to keep abreast of what’s going on in my home state, and in California, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is losing support…in her home state. According to the Sacramento Bee, fewer than 1 in 3 California Democrats think Nancy Pelosi should be leading the party regardless of the outcome of the midterm elections next year. Part of Democratic frustrations with Nancy Pelosi is her infuriating caution when it comes to taking political action that steps outside the comfort zone of the status quo. Another prong on the ditch-Pelosi pitchfork is the impression that Pelosi represents the ineffective DemocraticRead More →

3:04:10 PM About a week after the 2016 election, The New York Times ran a story called The Two Americas of 2016. In it, Tim Wallace demonstrated the geographical divide between trump voters and Clinton voters. Two maps were included with the article that showed what could be seen as a striking comparison between what the two Americas looked like geographically. trumpland occupied 85% of the continental United States—a staggering figure at first glance, and a figure most trump supporters love to reference when talking about trump’s victory. They also like to tout this particular electoral map:   which, much like the Times’ maps, seemRead More →

    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken forRead More →

[Lügenbaron:  “Baron of Lies;” the Germans’ nickname for *Baron von Munchausen*]   It’s as if you said ” Republicans are clowns.”, and instead of calmly walking into the room in an understated business suit to rebut your words, they come somersaulting through the window in a green fright wig, floppy shoes and a big red nose, to scream ” We are not CLOWNS!!!”                                                                                                 Read More →