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Raised rural & small town, then lived in N.Y., Chicago & LA. Widely traveled. Returned from world wandering to pursue media life of anchorman/reporter and major, medium and small market talk radio. Highly active in politics. Once worked as orderly & security in Mens Lock Ward for the Criminally Insane at a state institution. Much more rational population than current Teapublicans. Great concern for country run by and for the extreme wealthy. The inhumane current running through this country has no precedent in modern history. Follow me on Twitter @demwriter

ALEC And Jeb Bush Are Conspiring To Kill Off Public Schools For Good

ALEC And Jeb Bush Are Conspiring To Kill Off Public Schools For Good

The most power-mad of the power-mad, the American Legislative Exchange Council, relies on easily compromised spear-carriers to dominate state legislatures and push through model-legislation designed to benefit ALEC's multi-national, special…

‘Public’ Charter Schools. Do They Really Think We’re That Dumb?

‘Public’ Charter Schools. Do They Really Think We’re That Dumb?

You've heard the term "Public Charter School." The whole thing is based on the "Charter School Growth with Quality Act." And, wouldn't you know it, it's a piece of model…

Even In Today’s Partisan Environment Pen Names Are Nothing New

Even In Today’s Partisan Environment Pen Names Are Nothing New

In the business of writing sometimes controversial and even not so controversial commentaries, it's very commonplace for the authors to use nom de plumes, or, to be less elitist,…

Robin Williams: A Tragic End With A Potentially Great Legacy

Robin Williams: A Tragic End With A Potentially Great Legacy

An imperfect and deeply troubled man died Monday. He hanged himself around noon without leaving the clue of a note unless one is later found. Behavioral deficits aside, at his…

Gun Organization Candidate Questionnaires: Be Sure To Answer RIGHT!

Gun Organization Candidate Questionnaires: Be Sure To Answer RIGHT!

A friend of mine is running for state representative. He gets a ton of questionnaires, including the two referenced in this submission. That would include the National Rifle Association of…

The Nation’s Highways Are Shot

The Nation’s Highways Are Shot

I recently foolishly, VERY FOOLISHLY, decided to drive to the activist's convention, Netroots, in Detroit. I wanted my wife and I to experience one of our favorite pathways through the…

Netroots Progessives Work Into The Weekend

Netroots Progessives Work Into The Weekend

This will be my last report from the fascinating progressive recharge called Netroots. It has been a memorable journey especially in light of the fact it was hosted by Detroit,…

Elizabeth Warren Leaves Netroots Audience Weak From Cheering And Applauding

Elizabeth Warren Leaves Netroots Audience Weak From Cheering And Applauding

You get your exercise when you attend a Warren speech. Up and down. Up and down. Yelling at the top of your lungs and applauding wildly. The audience left wanting…

Biden Gets Heckled and Other Highlights From Netroots

Biden Gets Heckled and Other Highlights From Netroots

When Netroots finally got down to the business of pumping up progressive causes, there was no shortage of expert advice to give the crowd the impetus to take their new…

Paul, Santorum, Perry, Romney: Republicans Offer No Imagination for 2016

Paul, Santorum, Perry, Romney: Republicans Offer No Imagination for 2016

As Charlie Brown despairs from time to time, "Good Grief" or if times get truly stressful, "OH, Good Grief." From the perspective of the upcoming presidential race, this will…

Voters Needed. Poll Workers Even More So

Voters Needed. Poll Workers Even More So

Have you ever been curious about the inner workings of a polling place? That's where you go to vote for local state and national candidates, ballot issues and advisory questions.…

Do Other Countries Really ‘Hate’ Obama as the Right Claims?

Do Other Countries Really ‘Hate’ Obama as the Right Claims?

Oh, how they hate Obama. I mean 'hate' with a capital "H." We're talking about most of the world's population. I know this animus to be true because the right…

Introducing the Current Era of New and Largely Unknown Republican House Leaders

Introducing the Current Era of New and Largely Unknown Republican House Leaders

Word has it that a California Republican Representative named McCarthy is in line to take over Eric Cantor's post as House Majority Leader next Thursday, the 19th. However, he is…

The Cantor ‘Upset’ and Other Primary Potpourri

The Cantor ‘Upset’ and Other Primary Potpourri

After a couple of days of recovering from a 15-hour stint as head of a polling place and processing the latest primary results, here's what I make of the outcomes.…

Got Cancer? Got a Million in the Bank?

Got Cancer?  Got a Million in the Bank?

My story is about the giant life and death rip-off that is the retail costs of cancer medications. The nitty gritty of cancer meds is that when you're dealing with…

The Quartet That’s Most Responsible for America’s Decline

The Quartet That’s Most Responsible for America’s Decline

The four most despicable and repugnant Americans are Charles and David Koch, Karl Rove and the occupying army of corporate tarts constituting the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).…

Taxpayers Held Prisoner by the Private Prison Industry

Taxpayers Held Prisoner by the Private Prison Industry

As you're doubtless aware, assorted misdeeds and lawbreaking will land you in jail and prison for varying quantities of essentially wasted time. For those who profit off the "bad" guys…

Keep An Immigration Eye On The House Rules Committee. The Hispanic Vote’s At Stake!

Keep An Immigration Eye On The House Rules Committee. The Hispanic Vote’s At Stake!

Come Tuesday, May 27, House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor and his merry band of bigots will have ceded all Hispanic/Latino votes to the Democrats come the November 4th mid-terms. Just…

The Government’s Drug Schedule Badly Needs Rescheduling

The Government’s Drug Schedule Badly Needs Rescheduling

It's here, front and center and it's not going away. It's marijuana, a mostly still illegal derivation from the weeds and flowers of the cannabis plant. The newest term to…

Gay? Fascism Blooms Full Flower in the South Carolina Academic Community

Gay?  Fascism Blooms Full Flower in the South Carolina Academic Community

The fine for daring to practice academic freedom in the state of South Carolina has just been levied. And unlike fines for polluters and financial industry crooks, this punitive money…

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