Tennessee Republicans Have a Case of Byrd Flu

Something is happening nationally. Credible accusations of sexual harassment and worse are being considered seriously. As the culture shock of this course correction toward justice, political actors, celebrities, executives are facing a reckoning. But in the state of Tennessee, the wheels of justice are turning slow. The state is still one of 17 that give…

Peter Goes to Washington: An Interview With Peter Morley

…he still continues to puts himself through this, including meeting with Republican members of Congress who tried to kill the ACA. I asked him what it’s like to sit across the table with men (let’s face it, the vast majority of elected Republicans are men) who are diametrically opposed to everything he advocates for and his reply was, “I hear them out.”

Trump Shutdown Causing Pain for Vanity Wall

The partial shutdown of the government that Republicans and Democrats voted unanimously to prevent—the shutdown created by Donald Trump who had agreed to sign the bill which would have extended debate on border security, and whether or not Trump should be able to seize private property to build a vanity wall—continues while the press continues…

2019

The world is watching the United States of America as Vladimir Putin’s puppet continues to disrupt, divide and diminish the only remaining superpower on the planet. As Putin tries to rebuild the Soviet Union from his memories and China emerges, the people of the United States, the true seat of power in this land have…

G O P is M I A

By: Dr. Christine Eady Mann From Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin to “birther” John Carter in Texas, Republicans have relied on voter suppression and voting habits to stay in power. The importance of communication between a member of Congress and their constituents is the difference between an informed public and a confused citizenry that is…

Get Into the Game: Christine Triebsch Talks Democrats Competing EVERYWHERE

Democrats since the victory of candidate Obama in 2008 ceded too much ground. There is a problem with laser focus in nation-wide American politics: you ignore everywhere outside of the target. The hard-and legitimate argument against nation-wide targeting is finite resources. This argument was not only sound but inarguable in the 1950’s when Congressman Lyndon…

Curtis Armstrong: Growing up Nerd

Curtis Armstrong is one of those writers who managed to write a profound book and a behind the scenes look at Hollywood at the same time. I’m not sure the actor, famous for playing Dudley Dawson AKA “Booger” in the 80’s Revenge of the Nerds franchise (and more recently as the angel/scribe of God, Metatron…

MLK would call Donald Trump a Segregationist

At age 39, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was gunned down in Memphis while protesting segregationist policies and practices that protect white supremacy and oppress black Americans and other peoples of color in the United States. Donald Trump was, at that time, a 21-year-old son of a wealthy Klansman. Representing the antithesis to everything Dr….