Is the Massachusetts Senate Race a Referendum?

Tonight I wrote the following in a discussion thread on one of the mainstream media websites covering the Massachusetts senate election. Thankfully, direct feedback has been mostly positive and constructive, which is a hopeful sign.

Truly Representative Government

A friend sent me this chain email today: Proposed Amendment #28 to the US Constitution Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not […]

Is This Man Insane?

I will let yesterday’s Ed Schultz interview with Alan Grayson (D) – Florida speak for itself, except to note two things. First, Rep. Grayson presented facts to support his arguments, and second, he did this within proper House floor guidelines. The latter is important, because the right wing currently is trying to link Grayson’s prepared […]

Laughter Really Is the Best Medicine

Dear President Obama, In pondering the lunacy of the teabaggers, it dawns on me that they’re sending you teabags only because in 2009 they can’t board a crusty old frigate in their knotted knickers and pasty old wigs to hurl bales of raw tea leaves into Boston Harbor. Although they’d like to. That’s kind of […]

Ted Kennedy’s Rational Dream

Courtesy of MoveOn.Org [1], I just watched the following video: Senator Kennedy had the courage to stand up for healthcare as a right for all Americans, and cry foul at his peers in the Senate who would deny universal coverage to others while enjoying exceptional coverage funded by all our tax dollars. So once again, […]

The Obameter

On days when I’ve heard enough complaints from all sides about President Obama’s actions versus his campaign promises, I go objective and refer to The Obameter. This website sponsored by the Annenberg family lists Obama’s current progress on more than 500 promises he made during the 2008 campaign. Here are two points worth noting. The […]

Smoke, Mirrors and Truth: Debating Healthcare in Fred’s World

This viral email arrived in my inbox today: Subject: Fw: Shocking Fred Thompson Interview on Senior Health Care You will NOT believe your ears!!!! Send this to all of your friends and relatives!!!! If you are over 65 and sick with a serious life threatening illness, your life is worth very little under this new […]

President Barack Obama

“We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things… And to those nations like ours that enjoy relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world’s resources without regard to effect. For […]

We’re In This Together

The lead story in this morning’s Seattle Post-Intellignecer opens with this observation: Barack Obama’s presidential win held a poignant significance for liberal Seattleites: This is their America, too. The feeling was evident in jubilant partying in the streets, in quiet moments of reflection and in blossoms of red, white and blue. With newfound patriotism, Seattleites […]

Fired Up? Ready to Go?

Early this morning, Election Day 2008, Sen. Barack Obama shared this story with an intimate crowd of 90,000 in Manassas, Virginia. It’s about the power of one voice to change a town, a city, a state, the nation, the world. It all starts with one voice. America will sincerely appreciate your vote today.