The Problem for Progressives Is Corruption Not Messaging

By: Monday February 3, 2014 9:09 am

When smart policies that reduce the deficit with 60-70% support are not being adopted the issue isn’t messaging, it is something deeper.

Libyan Factions Potentially Facing More Civil Conflict

By: Wednesday March 7, 2012 12:00 pm

After the US and our NATO allies provided a bunch of weapons and military aid to a diverse hodgepodge of Libyan militias, who mainly only agreed on the fact they didn’t like Muammar Gaddafi, it now appears they are having trouble getting along. From The Guardian: The Libyan leader, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, has vowed to [...]

Sign the Petition to President Obama: End the War on Marijuana

By: Monday August 9, 2010 8:41 am

Last week, Mexico’s President Calderone called on President Obama to join the debate on legalizing marijuana. The US drug policy has lined the pockets of the drug cartels with billions of dollars, and they are threatening to destabilize not only Mexico but countries across Latin America. In many regions, the drug gangs are seeking to replace the government, imposing their own taxes in towns they dominate.

Please show your support and sign the petition asking President Obama to end the war on marijuana.

What Is Jesse Helms’ Impact On Our Current Political Environment?

By: Thursday July 10, 2008 9:06 am

I just happened to write a short piece about this very subject for The Guardian:

Ronald Reagan gets the monuments. Richard Nixon is credited with the “Southern strategy”. But no single politician – save perhaps Strom Thurmond – embodied the manipulation of race, religion and the overarching set of issues known simply as “family values” to bring the once-solid Democratic South into the GOP fold.