Wed, 24 May 2017
Let us never fear to negotiate.
But let us never be entirely stupid about it.
We simply must make one small demand before President Trump meets with North Korea.
Direct download: When_Trump_Meets_Kim__One_Precondition_We_Must_Demand.mp3
Category:Policy, Political News -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT
Wed, 26 April 2017
An economic theory from 1833 is now a nightmare for many in North Carolina.
It is a warning for conservatives today.
Direct download: Republicans_and_Hogs_the_Tragedy_of_the_Commons.mp3
Category:Policy, Political News -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT
Thu, 30 March 2017
One President faced a hostile audience and emerged a winner.
The other faced friends and turned them to opponents.
Wed, 22 February 2017
The Trump administration prepares the latest trade scam.
It's a neat trick.
Count all imports, but not all exports.
Wed, 28 September 2016
A Commander-in-Chief who can send people into harms way should know that life is to be valued.
Will we elect a President who values life?
One secret answer is hidden between the pages of their Foundation papers.
Wed, 27 July 2016
I don't yet know much about Senator Tim Kaine.
For most of us the ideological spectrum is only some dot on a chart.
Wed, 4 May 2016
Maine's naloxone controversy is a portend. The governor's veto is completely consistent with the emerging Republican ethic.
The Party of Abraham Lincoln sleeps in the Republican past.
The Party of Paul LePage is the vital Republican future.
Direct download: Paul_LePage_and_the_Emerging_Face_of_Conservatism.mp3
Category:Policy, Political News -- posted at: 11:15pm EDT
Sun, 10 April 2016
The conservative political faith of Governor Rick Snyder became more important to those in charge than any other consideration.
Ideology became more important than facts, evidence, or those affected.
People were sacrificed.
It hasn't stopped.
Fri, 1 May 2015
The Republican definition of religious freedom recently became the freedom of an employer to decide whether employees could get birth control as part of their insurance package.
Then freedom of religion transmuted into the right of an employer to order an insurance company not to provide birth control on its own.
Now freedom of religion has mutated into the right of any boss to require workers to report to management, and ask permission, if they want to go to their local pharmacy on their own time and pay for birth control themselves.
The Republican vote was unanimous.
Wed, 18 March 2015
Republicans have refused to reveal the details of their budget plans.
They have learned from past experience how media analysts will focus on Social Security and medicare cuts.
But Tom Price, who heads the Budget committee, let his guard down a little at a recent conservative conclave.
He used the usual audience tested euphemisms, but the direction Republicans in Congress are taking was clear.
Get ready for a bumpy ride.