Category: Politics

Legislative strategy and electoral campaigning issues, both domestically and internationally.

Asymmetrical Patriotism

Back in November, I was watching the reaction to Trump’s election win and had thought about writing a reaction to the reaction, noting how asymmetrical it was. Trump supporters continued to berate Hillary, demand...

Not That Kind of Liberal

Back when I was in college, I wrote a summation of my political beliefs that pretty much was like this: “I am a liberal for those who drink at Starbucks, not those who protest...

This “Dumpster Fire” Is Almost Over

Before this dumpster fire of an election got started with an angry screed toward Mexicans, I used to be a political activist. I volunteered for Frank Lautenberg and Erskine Bowles. I knocked on doors...

Endorsement: Jason Kander for U.S. Senate

I am not a wealthy guy by any means. As the years go by, I am also less emotionally invested in politics. So I rarely donate my time or money to candidates anymore. And...

An Election Goes Unchallenged

A couple months ago, I started a blog entry (not yet published) about my displeasure at something Trump said about abortion rights, which prompted me to consider the importance of choice in areas other than abortion. Now,...

Choices Make Us Better

Trump made an asinine comment about abortion on March 30th that suggested he would somehow overturn a Supreme Court ruling to ban abortion completely. Then he went a step further and said people who...

The Scandal of All Scandals

The Panama Papers scandal, which began with a mega-leak of documents detailing corruption and abuse of tax havens, is only just unfolding. Its first victim, the Prime Minister of Iceland, has resigned and prompted...

Ideology and Consistency of Rhetoric

This is another in my series on voter apathy. This time, I turn my attention to how modern ideologies mix-and-match their rhetoric in ways that work at cross-purposes. Most political debate around the world...