Our electoral system in this country is shot full of holes. It is unstable, unreliable, and fragile. It is extremely vulnerable. It is unconstitutional because it is unfair.
In Montana, Republicans are characterizing better schools and hospitals as "socialist" and a Republican chairman in Montana has just enunciated that anyone who votes for a candidate that he deems to be Socialist should the murdered. He claims that the Constitution says so.
Revolution isn't a war. It is an agreement. Revolution can never come from above, from "governments." War almost always does. Revolution is the only option when government fails to represent the basic morality of a majority, or consensus, of the people. When it fails to be accountable, and responsible.
Why is Bloomberg saying now that revealing his tremendously complicated taxes would reveal his, "secret sauce," the secret to how he made his fortune, when he has always said that it was an open secret?
The theme for this weekend’s music thread is the body, songs about bodies and any of the things they do (nudge-nudge), running, jumping, walking and any part of the body such as hands, arms, legs, you get the idea.
This Valentine’s weekend's music thread is about love, hearts, candy and lovely thoughts. It's a weekend for the best of emotions and a recharge of what's best in us (we'll need it going strong through election day in November).
If, as one of the excellent jobs of writing in today's news posits, Criminal William Barr is the "hitman," then Oathbreaker John Roberts must be the "wheelman," who drove the getaway car.
I think that I can shed a little light on what happened in Iowa. And provide a solution or at least a framework for one.
This weekend's music thread is about America, songs about the country, cities and towns, protest songs, things that have been wrong and things that have been right in this country...reminding us of the character of America as a true democracy.
We're having a special edition of Vox Populi tonight to coincide with the Democratic Debate that starts at 8:00pm EST/ 5:00pm PST. So Vox Populi, our weekly live chat, will accompany the debate and start at the same time but feel free to join us early or at the usual 7:00pm PST time. We'll be here, watching and commenting live on tonight's important debate!