Lobbying the Louts in Congress

We’ve recovered, somewhat, from the shock of last November’s election, and now we’ve turned to talk of resisting President (shudder) Trump. Resisting Trump won’t be easy, or fast, or done in one day. Here’s some tips from Rachel Maddow today, and I offer more below. Progressives are great at protests; … Continue reading

Trump Throws in with Julian Assange

It doesn’t get much more bizarre that this: Julian Assange said “a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta” – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2017 Of course “for the Republican Party, Mr. Assange, … Continue reading

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

California Dems Hire Eric Holder to Fight Trump Administration

The California Legislature’s Democratic Leaders announced today that they have hired former Attorney General Eric Holder to represent them against the Trump administration. California Governor Jerry Brown and other prominent California Democrats have made in very clear in recent weeks that they stand against Trump’s draconian proposals and laws. The … Continue reading

Trump Latest Nomination to SEC: He’s Filling His Swamp with Wall Street Cronies

Spokesman for Trump’s transition team, Sean Spicer, said today that Trump is nominating Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton to chair the SEC. Clayton, a lawyer who has never served in government, has represented Barclays and Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street players, helping them to navigate the scrutiny of regulations, … Continue reading

Margin Narrows Between Conservatives and Liberals

A new Gallup Poll released today shows that more Americans identify as conservatives than liberals for with the margin narrowing since the 1990’s. Lydia Saad notes in Gallup’s piece about the recent poll, that Gallup began “routinely measuring Americans’ political ideology in 1992,” and since that time, “conservative identification has varied … Continue reading

The First Longest Day

The new Congress is in session, and House Republicans already have backed down on their plan to gut the power of the Office of Congressional Ethics. What have we learned so far? While it remains indispensable for understanding whatever is going on in the world, The New York Times already … Continue reading

Outcry Forces House Republicans to Back Down on Gutting Ethics Office

Outcry over the House Republicans shady bid late yesterday to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics has caused a reversal on the plan to gut it. The swift calls of outrage over the behind the scenes deal came hard and heavy from a bipartisan cadre of voices but most notably … Continue reading

Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments vs The Snap Chat Presidency

Paul Glastris and Nancy LeTourneau have compiled an extensive list of President Barack Obama’s top 50 accomplishments in The Washington Monthly. It is one of those pieces that you want to bookmark, so when you are debating with right wingers who make false claims about Obama, you can pull facts quickly. … Continue reading

Putin’s Next Target

With Obama out of office soon and Trump already cozying up to Putin, Putin is losing his sparring partner. He got his dream president in helping Trump get elected, so next on his list for liberals to put out to pasture appears to be Angela Merkel. Jochen Bittner, the political … Continue reading