Dear Mr. President,
Down here on Main Street, Wall Street seems far away. Is Pennsylvania Avenue even farther?
Welcome to the United States of America, land of opportunity. Here, unlike [...]
Paul Krugman of the New York Times calls the now departing decade, “Decade Zero.” My wife and I are traveling this week to visit three of our six grandchildren, and [...]
It looks like we’ve got a pretty watered down climate accord. It doesn’t provide accountability and won’t limit warming to within the two degree Celsius out-of-control climate [...]
(Recap for the reader in a hurry: a previous post defined realignment as a power shift in a two party system whereby a new and stable majority arises. Examples from [...]
This is a reprint of one of my earlier posts on health care. The issue is more timely now and I thought I would re-enter it into the discussion. The [...]
American politics and its two-party system is not a static system.
The ebb and flow of political power proceeds in fits and starts with long periods of relative stasis and [...]
One of the underlying currents of the recent discussions around health care is the role of the federal government. I thought it would be interesting to see how much is [...]
Much has been made of czars in the current administration; however, one czar in particular should have people from both political sides a little nervous. In a case of sheer [...]
There is an increasingly wide divide in the health care debate that at its source comes down to a fundamental disconnect between the opposing sides. While the Democrats are trying [...]
The health care debate seems to center on fixing two important problems. The first is the people who do not have any insurance, and the second is the rising cost [...]