Confession of a Fox News Flunky: Hillary Clinton Was A Great, Progressive Senator

Last Saturday night, I appeared on the Justice with Jeanine Pirro show on Fox. It was maybe my 30th appearance representing liberals and it was my worst. I was terrible. Judge Pirro asked me a question that I didn’t know was coming: What specifically did Hillary Clinton actually accomplish in the…

The Case Against Rahm

I wish I could be with Rahm and feel Chicago is in the hands of a tough, capable leader. But I’ve come to understand that our great city is about to re-elect a guy just as bad or worse than Rod Blagojevich. I wish I were exaggerating. If this…

The Trouble with Hillary

I want to love Hillary Clinton. I want to get excited, write a big check and post a sign, but I just can’t yet. The email episode brings the problem into sharp focus. There is just so much drama that could be avoided if the Clintons made more transparent…

If this is America, I Don’t Want to Live Here. Thank God it’s Not.

When I saw this political cartoon it knocked the wind out of me. In this cartoon, put out by the conservative political cartoonist, David Eden, a beefy, angry caucasian Uncle Sam has a slight, fearful Barack Obama by the tie. Uncle Sam screams at President Obama, “Stop Trying To Change Me!!”…

Thoughts on the Repulsive Response of Torture Apologists

On the day the Senate report on torture came out, I stood at position A-1 in a Southwest boarding line listening to two 60ish year-old businessmen talk about the release of the report: “She’s doing it to show her moral superiority,” one said about the reasons why Senator Dianne…

Join Me in the Fight to Save Capitalism from “Koch Brother Capitalists”

I’m a liberal capitalist. I believe very deeply in capitalism, but with rules and referees. Just like I don’t believe that football should be played without rules and referees, I don’t think that business should be played without rules and referees. The True Story of Capitalism But, there’s a nasty…

“Your Country is Just Not That Into You” – Jimmy Dore

I think everyone should go out and buy a copy of this book and read it. Jimmy Dore is really funny, but he’s also passionate about politics. This book really puts a comedic spin on some of the most difficult and dark topics that we are facing in America…

I’ve Read the Government’s Arguments to Screw Amazon Workers and I’m Furious

There’s a monumental case at the Supreme Court that has got me obsessed, bewitched, enraged and mildly despondent. Technically, it’s called Integrity Staffing v. Busk. It actually is Amazon v. Amazon’s warehouse workers. (Integrity Staffing is the subcontractor stooge hired by Amazon to employ its warehouse workers). After Amazon…

Dispelling the ‘Moocher Myth’: Southern States Get More Than They Give

Southern Southern Southern The ‘Moocher Myth’ It’s become somewhat of a Right Wing rallying cry over the past few decades. Conservatives yell and scream about how the liberals want to raise taxes to prop up the lazy, incompetent scum that keeps stealing their hard-earned money through federal programs like…

The Northern Case for Southern Secession

The Case for Southern Secession My grandparents were married for 54 years. My grandfather could be lovely, and he could just as easily be disdainful or absent. On the eve of their 54th New Year’s Eve together, my grandmother refused to accompany my grandfather to their condo in Florida….