It’s Not Like They Didn’t Know

It’s Not Like They Didn’t Know

  I wrote here a few days ago about how the incoming Trump Administration disbanded the White House’s National Security Council Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense, slashed CDC funding — and basically dismantling its entire infrastructure and firing its in-house expertise for dealing with a global pandemic. The details and citations are in […]

Fiddling While Fever Burns

Fiddling While Fever Burns

The Trump Administration is bungling the Coronavirus response at near-criminal magnitude while POTUS soothes his fragile ego with pathetic displays like this at the CDC on March 6: This kind of foolish and transparent self-aggrandizement, though serious, is actually the least of the government’s failings. The threat of Coronavirus first came into focus in early […]

A Friend Wrote…

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

The Mueller Report: A Photo Essay

Guest Author: Dr. Robert André LaFleur Introduction Today I welcome friend and guest author Dr. Robert André LaFleur. He has read and thoroughly dissected the full Mueller Report. Two nights ago he posted his impressions on Facebook in a kind of photo-essay format. His presentation is unusual and very engaging. He was kind enough to […]

A Working-Class Perspective on Politics Today

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

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 […]

Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Trump… Or Do They?

Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote Trump… Or Do They?

View this post on my first blog, Just Sayin’. Published Friday, January 20, 2017. Title Image of Trump: Gage Skidmore Please Note: My original blog platform did not support Comments directly with the post. Please return here if you wish to post a comment. Thanks! A Request to my Facebook Friends: If you have a comment I […]