Eugene Robinson, oped writer for the Washington Post, says Republicans are trying to scare Democrats into being bland and centrist so they will appear weak. His example is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the whiz-kid from the Bronx who calls herself a democratic socialist. Eugene knows some Democrats have a tendency to fret, and they may feel a need to compensate for Ocasio-Cortez by being bland centrists - a position that provides no fight against Trumpism. Indeed, here locally, we have been well indoctrinated by the influx of democratic socialists since 2016 and find Ocasio-Cortez' positions easy to accept. Read the ARTICLE - LINK
Our Greg Jayne of the the Columbian was very clear on May 27, 2018 as to the benefits of the so-called "tax cuts". They mostly provide tax cuts for the wealthy and serve to raise the national debt dramatically. Greg supplies some talking points for our use in conversation. Read the Editorial
Greg Jayne of Sundays's (06/03/18) Columbian, discusses Roseann's conspiracy theory beliefs and rhetoric. Whatever you thought of the new Roseanne show and what it depicted, the woman behind it was out in the weeds. Read Greg Jayne's Editorial
Jake Thomas, of our own The Columbian, has provides a look at the latest Glen Morgan attack on Washington Democrats. It's sure looks like harassment when, to clarify the law, Morgan complains and/or sues over 300 plus Democrats for their campaign accounting lapses, and no Republicans. Read Jake's POST
Dana Milbank of the Wa Post describes Trumps rhetoric as "trumpery". That word itself is an old word which has fallen into disuse but deserves revival. Trump does not just lie, he spins little head-dreams and believes them. Read the article - "Trumpery not symptomatic of a liar but a madman", from the WA Post recently.
The Columbian (05/10/18) published an article about our very own Jim Moeller; lifetime political servant to Vancouver and environs. Jim is currently running for County Council District 1. Although Jim announces he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he is confident that his thought capability, his "brain", is unaffected. That's good news because Jim has terrific name recognition and a long list of accomplishments. Read the article - LINK
Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald opinion writer, offers that "understanding" Trump supporters is unnecessary and not reciprocated by those supporters. He develops a strategy which forms a clear mandate for us. Read the piece at LINK.
"More" in that you've probably heard about the offensive Sinclair Broadcasting and news service; but it is important that you know about Sinclair. It is a company, chaired by David Smith, that owns some 190 TV stations around the country, including KATU-TV in Portland OR. They are in the process of buying more stations. They force their news anchors to broadcast identical, right-leaning 'news' opinions in support of Trump's White House. Talk about 'Fake News' - this really is fake. Might as well listen to Fox news.
An article is LINKED here about Chair David Smith and his salacious, hypocritical history, and about the company.
A mother of a surviving Parkland massacre child praises her daughter and says, "We [adults] should've dealt with this 20 years ago." Lenard Pitts; Miami Herald op/ed writer, praises the Saturday Gun March and compares it to other activist movements. Read the piece - LINK