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What’s the Outlook for American Democracy?

The fate of our Democracy is on the ballot this fall. The crucial test is whether a Constitutional coalition of Democrats, independents and Liz Cheney Republicans can stop the Trump attempt to win major offices and take control of running future elections in battleground states. The media treats the 2022 campaign as a rerun of the traditional Red […]

Will GOP Splits Foil the Trump Strategy?

Olga, Washington – The media keeps telling us that 70 percent of Republicans still back the bogus claim that the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump. But for this November, keep your eye on the 20 to 30 percent of Republicans who reject the Big Lie. They’re likely to cast the deciding votes in […]

Voters Shut Out by Gerrymander Wars

Washington – Partisan gerrymandering has run so wild and rampant since the 2020 census that, hard to believe, the next Congress promises to be even more sharply polarized and gridlocked than the current Congress, and there’s nothing voters can do about it – unless the courts step in boldly, right away. The media focuses on […]

Protecting Our Democracy – Step One

Washington – You may have missed a hugely important story recently because the media soft-pedaled it. But Congress has just taken a major step toward hand-cuffing the unchecked presidential abuse of power that was a hallmark of the Trump Presidency. For four years and more, Donald Trump ran roughshod over the guardrails of our republic, […]

Code Red for American Democracy

For all the uproar among Democrats over restrictive voting laws passed by Republican legislatures in 17 states, Democrats have only recently awakened to the more dangerous threat to American democracy –  Republican moves to take partisan control of counting votes and even overturn the popular vote in future elections. For months, Democrats in Congress and […]

A Haunting Visual Honors Our Covid Dead

Washington – The ravaging of America by Covid-19 is so immense that most of us have trouble fathoming the depth of our national trauma. Corona has so engulfed our lives that we have become numb to our upward spiraling death toll. To make the enormity of our loss more tangible, more visible, more immediate, more […]

Inside the GOP Gerrymander for 2022

Washington – Republicans are rejoicing and Democrats are dismayed that population losses in the Rust Belt and gains in the Sun Belt, recorded by the 2020 census, will add Congressional seats in key Republican states and may tilt the 2022 elections. But don’t bet just yet on a GOP slam dunk. There’s more to this […]

Tax Games Corporations Play

Big U.S. corporations shift profits to foreign tax havens to cut their US taxes to zero. US loses about $100 billion annually from corporate tax games by Apple, Google, Coke, Nike, Caterpillar, others while.Billionaires enjoy a boom – $1 trillion in new wealth in 2020. Biden calls for corporate minimum tax to restore fairness, fight inequality..

Biden Bets on Innovation to Beat China

Washington –No matter what you think of Joe Biden, you’ve got to admit he’s gutsy, he’s bold, he goes for the big enchilada. Our new President is a risk-taker.  With paper-thin Democratic majorities in Congress, Biden is not only pushing another whopping $2 trillion economic package, but he is defying the cornerstone mantra of American […]

OK, Joe, What’s Next? Voting Rights or Jobs and Taxes?

Washington -Joe Biden’s stunning victory on his boldly ambitious $1.9 trillion corona relief package and its striking popularity with voters, including grassroots Republicans, now tempts many Congressional Democrats to think that they can go-it-alone and leave Republicans on the sidelines. But will it work? Senate filibuster rules are a formidable, if not insurmountable barrier. The […]

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