This is Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Thin Ice

I deleted parts of this.  It was aimed at Wasserman-Schultz’s comments about Bernie, but Bernie wouldn’t have been so mean.  I was really wrong-headed on this one.  Sorry everyone.   Second update: I thought after the New York Times article this must be a campaign strategy.  But it turns out Wasserman Schultz was probably on…

Donald or Hillary: a Calm Discussion

The election conversation gets narrower and narrower the closer we get to November 8. I’ve already told you what I plan to do. I’ve also urged my readers to vote for Hillary, even though when she was first nominated I said I wouldn’t talk about my plans. This began out of loyalty to Bernie but…

Donald Trump: Counter-Coup or Coup-Coup?

Lately I’ve noticed that Trump’s supporters are using bad logic to sell their candidate.  I don’t imagine this post will change their minds but maybe it will change the minds of honest people who have been influenced by them.  If you’re determined to vote for Trump go right ahead, but please don’t vote for him…

This New York Times Article Didn’t Help Clinton

The New York Times recently published an article supporting Hillary and blaming Bernie for the fact that people don’t seem more excited about her presidency. I think they’ve got it wrong. Hillary and Bernie are in this together, more than anyone realizes. I say this because I’ve learned that the people telling us to write…

Getting Our Groove Back After Election 2016

I spend several hours each day asking myself how I got here, whether it was a mistake to get sucked in by the political process in the first place, and if that’s always been true of American elections. It can’t be denied that we find ourselves in a field of quicksand. In retrospect the entire…

What Kind of Progressives Would Vote for Trump?

It’s time to speak frankly to the voters out there who say that Donald Trump will be no worse of a president than Hillary. Generally speaking, I believe these voters are suffering from a bad case of grandiosity. Even if they’re not personally inclined to be grandiose, they most certainly are grandiose in their willingness…

Will We Have an Odd Couple in the White House?

I’ve been listening to people try to explain Hillary’s logistics after her collapse on September 11, and none of it really makes sense. Why did she go to the 9/11 event if she had pneumonia, and once she collapsed why on earth didn’t they take her to the hospital? Then, why would she go to…

A New Theory About Hillary’s Health Problems

An article in the Washington Post has raised the alarm that Hillary Clinton may have been poisoned.((Cindy Boren, The man who discovered CTE thinks Hillary Clinton may have been poisoned. Washington Post, September 12, 2016. Available: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/09/12/the-man-who-discovered-cte-thinks-hillary-clinton-may-have-been-poisoned/))I’ve been thinking the same thing.  It’s disturbing to even be thinking such things let alone writing about them…

Hillary and Romney are Apples and Oranges

Recently Hillary made a comment that caused everyone on the other side rise up in righteous indignation. She said that half of Trump’s supporters represent the ‘basket of deplorables’. I realized I had to say something about this when I saw a YouTube title comparing her comment to Romney’s 47% comment. How ironic that Trump’s…

The Unending Nightmare of the IMF

(Correction: I said the IMF compresses to 2.  Thus was a mistake.  International Montetary Fund compresses to 7.) A combination of things led me to interpret Bernie’s campaign as the announcement of a messianic age: the email-release revealing that his supposed atheism was invented by the DNC; my shock at the way his supporters were…