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“Words I Never Said”: My Reaction to the White House’s Announcement on Drones and Some Post-election Thoughts on US Foreign Policy

February 7, 2013


Reaction: Some may remember when I announced that I would publish a series of thoughts about particular issues after the 2012 election. Well, I did write a few notes on several issues such as Obama’s electoral coalition, the role of the industrial Midwest, and a discussion of the two bailouts of Chrysler in 1979 and […]

Why We Should Expand the Voting Rights Act Instead of Dismantling It

November 14, 2012


***This is the first of potentially several entries reflecting on the 2012 Election.    “I want to thank every American who participated in this election…whether you voted for the first time or waiting in line for a very long time. By the way, we have to fix that.”[1] – President Barack Obama, in his victory […]

Democrats’ Success and Gender Equality Depends Upon Identity Politics

September 5, 2012


My observations about the first night of the DNC: Women speakers made the greatest impact on the first night of the Democratic National Convention.  Clearly the Democrats aimed to exploit the Republican Party’s woman problem. Women like veteran Tammy Duckworth, republican defector Maria Ciano, NARAL president Nancy Keenan, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican—or Not: Reflections on the March on Washington and MLK’s Legacy

August 28, 2012


“Call it democracy, or call it democratic socialism, but there must be a better distribution of wealth within this country for all of God’s children.” — Martin Luther King, Jr., speech to Negro American Labor Council in 1965* “We must create full employment or we must create incomes” — Martin Luther King, Jr., “Where Do […]

Not in His Backyard?: Congressman Paul Ryan and the Deindustrialization of Wisconsin’s 1st District

August 21, 2012


  *Originally posted on my Facebook page 8-14-2012   By now, many Americans are familiar with deindustrialization. Many of us are probably related to, or know, someone who has been laid off, or even worse, lost a job because a corporation decided to close a plant. And most likely, the particular corporation exported their jobs […]