Hillary’s lost to Donald Trump in the 2016 election is once again being blamed on Comey’s press release. That assessment could not be more wrong.
Donald Trump is a national and international embarrassment. But Americans should be even more embarrassed by the circumstances that led to Trump’s victory — in particular, Hillary’s nomination. This post delineates the 12-step process that made it so.
This letter to the editor, sent to 5 newspapers in the San Francisco bay area, talks about Washington’s misguided priorities. It never mentions George W. Bush by name — because as far as I’m concerned it’s the people pulling his strings who are responsible for these policies.
Universal Health Care is a great idea — because you have it, there is far smaller chance that you will ever actually need it. The reason: You have all of society at your back, helping you to stay healthy.
Can term limits act to counter the effect of money in politics? In my Jan 8, 2005 post at democrats.com, I argue that they don’t. I’m willing to discuss any idea that has the potential to minimize the impact of money in politics. But I don’t believe that term limits address the real issue. (The post is reproduced here, as well.)
In reality, stocks are no more valuable than baseball playing cards. In fact, they are valued in exactly the same way. That reality has a substantial, and undesirable, impact on our future.
There are people in the NFIB who persist in calling the billionaire’s estate tax a “death tax”, and who now want people to tell their congressional representatives to oppose it, in the interests of “small business”. Here, the sham is exposed.
Americans are growing fat, getting sick, and going broke. They’ve been taking it on the chin, and they just shouldn’t take it anymore — because it’s not something they’re doing, it’s something that’s being done to them.
A small “health tax” would make a huge difference.