2 in 1

We’ve seen and heard so much these past few years. In this one week two moments sum it all up. Moment 1 On Monday, Trump condemned white supremacy. Well, he said the words anyway. Now… If he could just manage this message with his usual spontaneity and passion, absent the teleprompter, prepared text and stilted […]

A Friend Wrote…

I’m inspired to share this post that a friend placed on Facebook this week. Exhibit A: Trump lectures Elijah Cummings on the fact that the Democratic Party machine in Baltimore has been stealing, double-dipping and wasting federal aid for decades, which any worker, especially any worker who is Black, would nod their head up and […]

The Mueller Report: A Photo Essay

Guest Author: Dr. Robert André LaFleur Introduction Today I welcome guest author Dr. Robert André LaFleur. A while back I posted some initial thoughts about the Mueller Report, but confess I cheated. I read the CliffsNotes — that 4-page whitewash… I mean summary… written by Attorney General William Barr. A friend, Robert André LaFleur, has […]

Initial Thoughts on the Mueller Report

Special Note This post was written on March 27th based solely on Attorney General Barr’s 4-page summation of the Mueller Report. A lot has happened since then. The Hill and other publications report that Barr didn’t examine the underlying evidence and documentation, nor did Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, nor did other staffers. Later Mueller wrote […]

A Working-Class Perspective on Politics Today

Guest Author: David Rowlands Introduction Today I welcome guest author David Rowlands. David and I are longtime friends going back to my college years. We met while doing political work together at Kent State University. David is former member of the United States Socialist Workers Party (SWP), not to be confused with a party of […]

Talking about Talking about Trump

I want to circle back to the event that led me to revive this blog sooner than I had otherwise planned. Trump is controversial. On this, if nothing else, I think we can all agree. I think everyone knows there’s lots of disagreement about Trump — really passionate disagreement. And this is totally OK. What’s not […]

Still Sayin’

When I launched my website in November 2016 I included a blog, Just Sayin’. I didn’t actually plan to use it that much but then days later Trump was elected. Surprise! Suddenly there seemed quite a lot to talk about. I blogged actively for 8 or 9 months. It was fun, but eventually I pulled back. […]