A Progressive vs. a Socialist?

UM...NOT REALLY All right, so I wanted to elaborate on another bit of information that can be discerned from the Political Compass graphic shown in my last post. This time, however, it has to do with the Democratic nominees. As mentioned in the last post, the Political Compass, which according to the website looks at... Continue Reading →

The Iowa Creature Feature

IS THERE AN ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT CANDIDATE AROUND TO SAVE US? So, the long awaited Iowa Raucus is over and Ted Cruz received one whole delegate more than the reigning righty, Donald Trump. Yay! Cruz won. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. The Donald is not unstoppable! The Donald has a weakness. Perhaps his... Continue Reading →

How Can We Achieve Single Payer?

WHAT BERNIE SHOULD HAVE SAID So presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced his health care plan last week with significant response. Those like myself, who have been advocating for a single payer plan, rejoiced. We finally have an candidate who is speeking our language. More practical liberals, on the other hand, had characteristically well thought out... Continue Reading →

Noam Chomsky on the Modern Political Scene

THE NEW POLITICAL SPECTRUM OF AMERICAN EMPIRE Abbey Marten of teleSUR interviewed Noam Chomsky on the contemporary status of American politics and the current political spectrum as it relates to American Empire. The series is called The Empire Files and is a new favorite of MSB.

The “Political Correctness” Smokescreen

THOSE WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ARE MOSTLY JUST BIGOTED A##HOLES! That's right. I said it. I used a swearword in my blog...um...almost! Take that PC Police! Okay. So I'm being a bit tongue in cheek here--but only a bit. In the last few months political observers have commented on the amazing rise of the Washington... Continue Reading →

Trumping Politics

ON STRAIGHT TALK AND REALITY Sometimes I think I am the only one in the world who is not shocked, just shocked, by the meteoric rise of Donald Trump in the Republican primary. Well, maybe me and Paul Krugman. After all, Donald Trump may be a joke to the rest of the world, but he... Continue Reading →

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