Politics

Confederacy Statues Tumble in New Orleans

by on May 23, 2017

Every so often America surprises itself. For those of you who may have missed the news: the city of New Orleans has been removing statues [more…]

Healthcare in the Senate

by on May 23, 2017

It's all quiet in the Senate. Apparently various groups are discussing healthcare reform, but no one wants to be the person to break ranks and [more…]

Budget Fog and Budget Clarity

by on May 23, 2017

On a clear day we can dream of being free from the farce and incompetence that is Trump. Meanhwile back in reality ...

The Trump [more…]

Election 2016

by on May 8, 2017

With the daily show that is Trump, along with it overt corruption and pandering to the plutocracy, I sometimes ponder what if ...

I was [more…]

Into the Valley of …

by on May 8, 2017

... Death rode the Republicans in the House?

Why on earth did they do what they just did?

Yesterday I argued it was all about [more…]

Healthcare: One More Thing …

by on May 7, 2017

Given the almost universally negative criticism being heaped upon the latest version of Trumpcare and the likely blow-back it will unleash on GOP members of Congress [more…]

Trumpcare

by on May 5, 2017

Just a quick note on yesterday's vote in the House to repeal and replace Obamacare:

It won't pass the Senate
That means another version will [more…]

Channelling Galbraith

by on April 28, 2017

Jamie Galbraith's conclusion in his essay at Dissent magazine:
"The progressive alternative to an economic program of reckless stimulus and real-estate capital gains is a [more…]

That’s a Tax Plan?

by on April 27, 2017

Well, no, it isn't. It's a draft of a sketch of an outline of a synopsis of what a tax plan might look like were [more…]

Tax Reform, Relief, Whatever

by on April 24, 2017

Moving on, White House style, we are now confronting the prospect of tax reform. I suppose that those of us who cringe whenever we hear [more…]