Celebrities Urge Congress to Obstruct Trump

A group of Hollywood celebrities who banded together before the election in support of Hillary Clinton, have re-grouped for the purpose of being Against Trump… From Variety: Humanity for Progress, the successor to the group Humanity for Hillary, unveiled a video directed by Liz Garbus and featuring Sally Field, Jeffrey … Continue reading

Sixty Years of Poverty in the United States

Pew Research has released a new report that highlights post-recession statistics on multi-generational living, as a means of getting by in an economy that has been slow to recover. Pew Research notes in the report, “the declining employment and wages of less-educated young adults may be undercutting their capacity to … Continue reading

‘A’ is for Average: Grade Inflation in America

by Walter Brasch About 1.8 million students will graduate from college this year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. At least one-third of them will graduate with honors. In some colleges, about half will be honor graduates. It’s not that the current crop is that bright, it’s that … Continue reading

Springsteen Endorses and Campaigns for Obama

It’s no secret here on The Dem Daily that I am big fan of the Boss. I’ve been posting here since The Dem Daily’s start, on his voice in politics that extends not just through his lyrics and music but into his involvement in the last few presidential elections. Bruce … Continue reading

TV Alert: Two Part Clinton Documentary Premieres on PBS Tonight

A two part documentary on President Bill Clinton airs tonight and tomorrow night on PBS’s American Experience at 9:00 et. After finally finishing watching the screener this afternoon, I can only say, this is some must watch TV. PBS notes the documentary is a “biography of a president who rose from a … Continue reading

The Weekend Reading List

I’ve been laying low today, once again playing catch up with business and rest. Ah, yes rest… Something I never get enough of. Suffice to say running a small business and a blog keeps me very busy and rarely take much time for myself. That said, here’s the Weekend Reading List: … Continue reading

Did Obama Give Hillary The Finger Today?

It’s appears that way to me. The timing, the gesture, the sheer passive-aggressiveness of the act, which would fit Obama’s passive-aggressive campaign, couldn’t be simply a habitual gesture. Judge for yourself. I’ll withhold most of my profane reactions to this classless, deliberate playing to a young audience who have no … Continue reading

Hillary Clinton to Appear on ‘Colbert Report’

Hillary Clinton will appear on the Colbert Report on Thursday night. AP News reports Clinton is “hoping the “Colbert bump” will help propel her to victory in Pennsylvania.” The Democratic presidential candidate will make her first appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” on Thursday. Both Clinton and Colbert have … Continue reading

Political Log Rolling in the Clinton Campaign

It was just an old-fashioned case of political log rolling. In this case, the Clinton campaign approached a Democratic county commissioner and held up a political carrot—if the commissioner, the only Democrat of the three commissioners, would endorse Sen. Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, they would do their best … Continue reading

Mo’ Bitter Blues

One of the things that stuck in my mind about Barack Obama’s “bitter” statement was the fact that he used the statement to make some claims about the Clinton administration that were quite simply false. I meant to look for some references to the economy in Pennsylvania under the Clinton … Continue reading