The John Kasich Agenda

December 26, 2010 at 11:17 am

A couple of things John Kasich didn’t mention during his Ohio campaign: Kasich is calling for repeal of the state’s collective bargaining law for public employees Kasich wants to eliminate all state income tax despite a budget shortfall of $8 billion Kasich is exploring the sale of major state assets, […]

The False Divide: A 12-Step Program for Liberals

December 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I read the following in our local newspaper this morning in the comments section of an article about John Boehner and the GOP’s new rules for the upcoming Congress: LibertyTMan: I wonder if Obama will like these new rules? Reading the Constitution in public certainly sounds better than reading the […]

The Zadroga 9/11 First Responders Bill

December 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Why haven’t any of the mainstream media networks picked this up? The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Worst Responders Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog</a> The Daily Show on Facebook The Zadroga Bill is a bill proposed to help the […]

How to Speak Conservative: Define Both Sides of the Conversation

November 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm

Lesson 1:Define both sides of the conversation As a conservative, you want people to agree with you. But we understand, many of your positions are positions that are difficult to support or argue. Trickle down theory, for example. So how do you handle this? One thing I’d recommend is to […]

President Obama: What the “It” is that You Don’t Get

November 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Dear President Obama, Two days after election day, Jon Stewart ran a hilarious clip about the media’s view that you don’t “get it”. No one in any of the clips seemed to be able to define what “it” was. Republicans wanted to spin “it” as you “ignoring the will of […]

Cincinnati Political Advertisements – Part I

October 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm

In the spirit of the political season, here’s a few ads that have arrived here in my mailbox in Cincinnati. Thought I’d take a look and see what they can tell us about this year’s elections. Without further ado, let’s start with Erik Nebergall. The first thing you notice is […]

Why I Don’t Believe in the Tea Party

August 15, 2010 at 11:46 am

I understand the anger and the passion behind the Tea Party movement. The economy is stagnant, lots of Americans are out of work, and there hasn’t been a lot of good news over the past year. Given the state of our economy, it makes sense that people are angry. What […]

How to Respond When Republicans Want to Cut Taxes

July 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Subtitle: The Business Case for Progressives

posed the question on a political blog recently: What would the Tea Party do to create a functioning economy? 

The answer that came back was: “Cut taxes, for starters.”

OptumHealthBank Sucks – The Future of Health Care Part II

February 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I found out I had a Health Savings Account today. Apparently, during my last months at a former employer – over fours years ago – I had signed up for a Health Savings Account through a company called OptumHealthBank. I’ve gotten a few notices from this company before but they […]

Obama Frames Debate for 2010 at Republican Conference in Baltimore

January 31, 2010 at 10:16 am

Obama’s Q&A with Republicans in Baltimore was even better than the State of the Union. It was inspiring and he laid out progressive principles better than the Democratic party usually does. One of my favorite quotes: Now, here’s the point. These are serious times, and what’s required by all of […]