Profiles in Cowardice

Posted on December 16, 2020

Eighteen of the 26 Republican state Attorneys General and 126 of the 196 Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives officially endorsed the Texas lawsuit urging the Supreme Court to disregard the 2020...


In retrospect, 2020 polls were fairly accurate

Posted on December 2, 2020

Many commentators have concluded that the 2020 General Election was a disaster for the polling business. And yes, both public and private polls skewed toward Democrats by a few percent, which was not very...


Sex, lies and the 2020 election

Posted on November 18, 2020

Let’s clear up some misconceptions about the 2020 campaigns and see where progressives need to go from here. First, our national elections, and maybe our local ones as well, have become almost entirely about...


Three lessons from election season

Posted on November 4, 2020

Let’s make this short because it certainly can’t be sweet. Based on the recent election, it’s clear that progressives need to do a much better job in three areas: framing an economic message, clearing...


A democracy, yes or no?

Posted on October 21, 2020

The upcoming election will determine whether the United States of America remains a democracy, at least something like it, or it becomes some form of plutocracy, oligarchy and/or kleptocracy. If we pursued our nation’s...


Right wing “moon suit” narcissism

Posted on October 7, 2020

There is one overriding story in this election. Conservatives will do anything to hold power, and they just don’t care if people have to die to accomplish that. Emblematic of their narcissism, the Associated...


A Supreme Court for the rich?

Posted on September 23, 2020

One of the top issues of the day, of course, is a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. When progressives talk about the urgency of the moment, we usually focus on the...


What’s the theme of your campaign?

Posted on September 9, 2020

Whether you’re trying to win an election or pass legislation, your campaign needs a central message that is repeated over and over. It’s your theme. But what makes a great theme and how do...


Don’t discourage mail-in ballots!

Posted on August 26, 2020

Donald Trump is doing everything he can to lower turnout in the November election. He figures that if fewer people vote, he has a better chance. One of his tactics is to threaten that...


Three simple rules to make progressive arguments more persuasive

Posted on August 12, 2020

There has never been a time when it’s more important to persuade our fellow Americans. Right now, we can save one-hundred-thousand Americans from dying of COVID-19. We can win the most crucial presidential election...