Do you need perspective to see something clearly? After multiple friends recommended I watch “Winter on Fire,” the Netflix documentary about the Ukrainian protest turned revolution in 2014 that ultimately ousted their Russia-aligned president, I might answer, yes. The protest… Read More ›
A Tough Couple of Weeks
You may or may not have noticed I haven’t written a blog post for 2 weeks, except for the Saturday cartoon posts. Never fear — nothing is wrong. Well, plenty is wrong out in the world right now, but that’s… Read More ›
When the News Gets Frustrating
Democracies can be frustrating. That’s part of the design.
Yet Another Way Republicans Are Squashing Democracy
Restricting voting is not the only way Republicans are showing their disdain for democracy.
Reflection: The Danger is Near
Liz Cheney is being ousted from GOP leadership for telling the truth. The fact that she stands nearly alone spells danger.
Let’s Look at the Early Warning Signs for the 2022 Midterms
The 2022 Midterms will be a battle. If you want to protect our democracy, this post will give you a good sense of what we’re up against.
Does the Press Actually Care About Democracy?
When it comes to the Republican party of today, the press is not asking the right questions.
An Open Letter to the Republican Party
An open letter to the Republican Party following the insurrection and siege of the Capitol this past Wednesday.
2021 Is Getting Off to a Quick Start
2021 is getting off to a quick start with a new Congress, the balance of the Senate about to be determined, and a deeply undemocratic stunt by Congressional Republicans.
I’m Not Scared. I’m Angry.
David Frum predicted that Republicans would reject democracy if they thought they couldn’t win elections democratically. We just crossed that line.
How the Washington Post Exposed the Republicans’ Depravity
The Washington Post set out to ask every congressional Republican if they acknowledged Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. Here’s what they found, and what it means for us.
The Election Win the Republicans Won’t Acknowledge
Joe Biden won in a landslide. Trump lost both the popular vote and the Electoral College. But the Republicans still refuse to acknowledge Biden’s win. We need to take action.
Why We Must Ignore Trump’s Dumpster Fire
Amplifying Trump’s incendiary comments about the validity of the election could erode people’s trust in the election, so we must avoid giving his ideas more oxygen. This is what we should be doing instead.
The Week’s Best Cartoons 8/1
The nation’s best editorial cartoonists respond to this week’s news.
How to Find Your Congressperson’s Virtual Event
Congress may be in recess but that doesn’t mean our representatives aren’t working. Many are in their home states right now even though Congress is still in session. They are attending meetings (via Zoom, like the rest of us),… Read More ›
The GOP Chooses Minority Mob Rule
Whatever happened to accepting the will of the voters? Our country is governed by the idea that the majority rules. Whoever gets the most votes, wins. Whatever bill gets the majority of votes, passes. Simple math. There are so many… Read More ›
The DOJ Just Handed Trump His Crown
Last week the Senate GOP let Trump know he was above the law by acquitting him of his impeachment charges. Today, Attorney General Bill Barr followed suit, which is making everyone’s hair stand up straight. What happened? Just as… Read More ›
The Week’s Best Cartoons ⚡ 2/1
What is there to say after a week like this one? I’ll let the editorial cartoonists “speak” as they capture the week just perfectly. Bolton’s News By Kevin Kal Kallaugher, Kaltoons By Bill Bramhall, New York Daily… Read More ›
A Republic Not Earned
I heard something yesterday that stopped me cold. You all know me. I’m not one who likes to dwell on negativity. I’d far prefer to find the silver lining, or the action we can take to turn things around. But… Read More ›
Voter Purges Speed Up Under the Republicans
Since the Supreme Court struck down a crucial section of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, voter suppression has surged. The latest affected are the voters in Wisconsin and Georgia. Wisconsin In Wisconsin, a lawsuit filed by a conservative group… Read More ›