Coronavirus and abortion: Why can’t we be more like Europe?

European countries used to be a beacon for progressives eager to expand social programs and promote “democratic socialism,” but the comparison has fallen out of favor during the pandemic because it’s no longer politically useful.  Europe has taken a more reasonable approach to vaccines, including analyzing their real risks, and abortion than American progressives will… Continue reading Coronavirus and abortion: Why can’t we be more like Europe?

Trump and DeSantis: Rumors of one’s political demise are greatly exaggerated, as are calls for the other’s coronation

Last week’s midterm debacle has renewed calls in certain quarters to dump former President Donald Trump, blaming him entirely for the Republican’s poor performance, and to elevate Governor Ron DeSantis after his domination in Florida.  We should be wary of both.  Many promoting this have vehemently opposed the former President since his candidacy while the… Continue reading Trump and DeSantis: Rumors of one’s political demise are greatly exaggerated, as are calls for the other’s coronation

Republicans need to accept the reality of mail in ballots, Democrats should be careful what they wish for, and other lessons from the midterms

The GOP is behind the times on getting out the vote in the era of mail in ballots and messaging in a world driven by political passion and existential fights, but Democrats should also be wary of ignoring voter concerns.  The red wave did not arrive this cycle, but that only increases the likelihood of… Continue reading Republicans need to accept the reality of mail in ballots, Democrats should be careful what they wish for, and other lessons from the midterms

Abortion: Two reasons the controversial issue might not be the gamechanger progressives expect

The conventional wisdom holds that abortion will be a decisive issue in the midterm elections and beyond, providing a much needed edge for Democrats, enough to defy historical trends, but there are two reasons why that might not be the case and some cracks in the wisdom are already showing. Ever since the Supreme Court’s… Continue reading Abortion: Two reasons the controversial issue might not be the gamechanger progressives expect

The abortion debate deserves a lot more respect and accuracy than the blatant misinformation we’ve seen so far

Consensus was never going easy, but it’s not going to be possible at all if prominent progressives continue to lie with the express purpose of terrifying some portion of the public into thinking women of all ages will be denied life saving care throughout the country. Abortion is a serious issue, morally and medically.  A… Continue reading The abortion debate deserves a lot more respect and accuracy than the blatant misinformation we’ve seen so far

Nobody likes Biden because nobody knows who he really is

Amid plunging poll numbers, progressives are abandoning the President and the President himself is lashing out.  It’s easy to blame this on the myriad crises facing the country, but the real reason is that Biden himself has been on every side of every issue and no one knows who he really is. President Biden’s sinking… Continue reading Nobody likes Biden because nobody knows who he really is

This Fourth of July, progressives have no idea what democracy is except as a means to get what they want

The progressive movement is in turmoil after a string of Supreme Court decisions put power back in the hands of the legislature and protected rights enshrined in the Constitution.  The sort of things we used to call democracy with a Big-D, but those old rules no longer apply and now democracy means whatever they claim… Continue reading This Fourth of July, progressives have no idea what democracy is except as a means to get what they want

Love him or hate him, Trump delivered the two most conservative Supreme Court decisions in a generation on back to back days

Whatever your opinion on the former President, it’s almost impossible to imagine rulings this momentous before he announced his candidacy seven years ago this month.  There was a time before Trump.  There is a time after Trump.  The ramifications, both good and bad, still remain to be fully seen. Last week, the Supreme Court rocked… Continue reading Love him or hate him, Trump delivered the two most conservative Supreme Court decisions in a generation on back to back days

Abortion, the courts, and the need to pass laws via the democratic process

As we await the final Supreme Court decision on abortion, we should all do well to remember the the Courts are no substitute for the Democratic process.  As the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg put it, “Doctrinal limbs too swiftly shaped may prove unstable.”  This is especially true when even liberal legal scholars believe Roe… Continue reading Abortion, the courts, and the need to pass laws via the democratic process

Biden is a misinformation machine, happy to lie and foment violence for his own purposes

The draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade reveals the lawlessness of the administration and the media as they encourage illegal protests, spread misinformation, and allow their surrogates to use violent rhetoric for political purposes.  Alas, this isn’t the only issue where the same techniques are used… Imagine if you will a MAGA crowd… Continue reading Biden is a misinformation machine, happy to lie and foment violence for his own purposes