“Tax Cut Fever” Is as Nutty as Trump. Who’s Behind It?

Even the Liberal Media, in the form of the PBS Newshour has touted the success of the economy. Lowest unemployment in decades. Highest stock...

The Economy, Unemployment, Foreclosures, Projections, Health Care and–Some–Good News.

A few items on the economy. Some people want to know where it is going. Here's what we know about the economy, housing, mortgages,...

Facts About Global Warming

The fact is that the earth is warming. Glaciers are melting, and most importantly, the earth's weather patterns are beginning to change. Northwest United...

Don’t Let Obstructionists Like Grassley, Roberts and Issacson Bury Health Care...

We all know what happens when the Republicans get on the phone with lobbyists. The best laid plans of Presidents and Senators gang oft...

Are they “Deplorable?” Or True Believers?

In the 1950s and 1960s, a fairly routine, average man, perhaps even on the lower end of the economic scale, wrote several books that...

The Trump Republican Tax Cut for the Super-Rich

by Joseph O'ShaughnessyLet’s establish one thing right away. The new tax bill proposed by President Trump and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is a tax cut...

Health Care Wars, Part III: It’s All About the Money.

In an earlier post, "Democrat or Republican, Here's How to See Health Care" we examined health care from a company's perspective. Let's suppose you...

Franken, Reagan, Health Care Reform And Our Debt to Unions

Every American must support health care reform as if your life depended on it, because it does. From the man in his late 40s...

Tell Democrats…Get Universal Public Health Care Done!

The Neocon Republicans, when they are not playing doctor with their aides, are relentless in their pursuit of happiness for the rich and for...

Is Lou Dobbs, Like Other Republicans, Simply a Thinly-Veiled Racist?

After watching a few of the Lou Dobbs interviews and commentary lately, it is pretty clear that he has some serious problems with immigration....

Re-Engineering Affirmative Action

Do Black lives really matter? Is that what we believe or is that just a slogan?Affirmative Action is not just a slogan. it...

May 1910 to May 2010–100 Years of…Progress?

By 1910, the United States had changed from a collection of states along the Atlantic Coast and a group of Southern slavery states to...

It’s the Public Option, Stupid!

If, as the Clinton campaign wrote on the message board, it was, in those days, "the Economy, Stupid!" then today it is the public...

Billionaires, Taxes and Inequality

by Joseph O'ShaughnessyF. Scott Fitzgerald supposedly said to Hemingway: "The Rich are very different from you and me." And Hemingway is said to have...

There You Go Again, Donald…

The hits to the American people just keep coming. Trump's cabinet is a who's who of the richest, Rightist, wrongist group of characters ever...