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The Anxieties Are Real

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The 2008 implosion, no one seems to have seen it coming. Europe teetered. Greece went full scale. And people have been watching. There is a feeling among a sizable chunk of the electorate that if somehow the clock could be turned back, things would be okay, as if turning the clock back is an option, or even desirable.

Trade and immigration, both good things, get blamed for productivity gains through technological innovation. Humanity has longed for productivity gains, and now that it is here, people are complaining.

First, the big picture. 2008 and the aftermath has blown the cover from America and Europe. Both have been exposed to have accumulated trillions of dollars in bad loans while writing off the Global South as not creditworthy. This has been racism.

Trade is a good thing, and if it is not a good thing why don't the 50 states try to become 50 different economies? Bill Clinton created a pretty good economy, but he could not have done it without NAFTA and some of the oth…

Priyanka Chopra

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Hello @priyankachopra Cool interview @InStyleMag. Have not seen Quantico though. No TV. Welcome to NYC. https://t.co/02owhoRkSA— Paramendra Bhagat (@paramendra) July 30, 2016Salt in the air, sand in my hair 🐚 @instylemagazine@fendi#CoverGirlpic.twitter.com/hatPfQo63j— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 22, 2016
















A Lot Of Women Will Break For Hillary Final Two Weeks

I fully expect Donald Trump to have a bunch of Rick Lazio moments during the debates. Lazio ran for the US Senate against Hillary Clinton in 2000 and in one debate the guy was seen invading Hillary's personal space. He walked over to her podium. Donald might not walk. But he has a foul mouth. He doesn't need to. The guy is zero on policy. His gas tank is empty. And that just makes it more likely he will act boorish. This dude's credentials are bad manners. They would not hire him at McDonald's. All Hillary has to do is maintain her composure. Lazio lost big. A lot of women took offense, and rightly so. Donald Trump is going to make Rick Lazio look like a gentleman. Donald will lose big and will take his party with him. Call it female diffidence, but a lot of women are acting coy about Hillary. But I expect them to break in Hillary's direction in large numbers during the final two weeks. This is going to be a landslide election. Nothing less is deserved. The histori…

Donald Trump: Typical Republican

Donald Trump is not a different kind of candidate. He is a typical Republican. He wants to light the racial fire under poor white bottoms so they may not think in terms of their economic self interest. He wants them to vote for him so he may give himself a tax cut. How is that new? How is that different? Was there ever a point in time when Donald Trump had enough money? The guy is greedy. The guy is sin personified. A thousand evangelicals gathered around Trump. I am not sure that's enough. You are going to need many more to save this soul. Donald Trump wants tax cuts for himself. Trump University did not work out. He got caught in the act. Donald gotta make money somehow.

Hillary Should Collect A 10 Point Bounce

Hillary Clinton SpeechMichelle Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton: such uplifting, wonderful speeches. Such a contrast to the Republican arsonists. I think Hillary will see a 10 point bounce from this convention. This election is going to be won in a landslide. And by now I am so glad the Bernie crowd is all sewed up, and she did it herself. That crowd needs to know, how much you get of all you want is in direct proportion to the size of the mandate. I should write that in the form of a mathematical equation. Give her the House! The top speakers from Philly should now fan out to the 50 states in a coordinated fashion. Did you get the news? Donald wants to punch people in the face! This dude can't come anywhere near the nuclear code. This is a simple one issue election now. People, be very afraid.

The Bernie Crowd Needs To Get In Line

The time to show enthusiasm is now. It is not about making the right noise. It is about getting things done. How much gets done is in direct proportion to the size of the mandate in November. Don't walk away now and in a year complain you are not getting it. Exhibit political literacy. Prepare to run for public office at all levels in all 50 states. That is what idealism looks like. But don't be walking away now. Every Democrat in over a hundred years has run against a Republican but this is the first time a Democrat has the option to kill the Republican Party. But it will not happen without total unity. There is a very real chance of Dems taking the House. If you want stuff done, get the House. Show some sportsmanship. Bernie lost. But his agenda did not lose. His ideas carry on. But the government machinery asks for a mandate, or the levers don't move. Not lukewarm unity, but total unity, enthusiastic unity. If you want to see things happen.

Warren Did Not Run, Bernie Did Not Win

The left and the center are together under the Democratic Party umbrella. The Clintons forged the New Democratic formula after the party had become lifeless for being too taken by the pure left. They dread going back there. Even if the ground reality has changed. The Bernie crowd has had to google the word socialism. This is the crowd that will deliver the Universal Basic Income. This crowd will steer the conversation from liquid water physics to steam physics. You do that by running for office at all levels. That is the only way. Hillary won. She picked who she wanted to pick. That is what winning means. You get to pick. For now the best bet progressives have is to work towards a large mandate. I hope Warren goes to every state.

Donald Trump Exhibited A Black Employee

Donald exhibited a black employee in Cleveland, as if to say, look, I have a black employee, I am the least racist person.Like some people have a "black friend" and that is how you know they are not racist or anything.Black Lives Matter needs to perhaps look for people who don't have a black person working for them.How big is Trump LLC? Four people? Five? Seven?What if having one black employee is a brand of racism called tokenism?What if having a black employee is the 2016 version of a master slave relationship? That you need to have at least one black employee to boss around and feel good about yourself?Was the exhibit a receptionist? Or was she like one of those struggling actors hired for Trump rallies? Was she paid? Minimum wage? Living wage?Did Trump ever bother to learn her name? What does he call her if he does not know her name? Did he remember ever having seen her before?Is the exhibit happy at work? Or is the racism too much? How does she feel when she hears D…

Advocate: A Tech Startup

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Advocate is a tech startup. It is in round one. It is in for both the voter and the people running for office. It is impressive that it already has clients in Kenya and New Zealand, among other places. It is pursuing the "enterprise model," as in get the political party not the solo candidate.

From Senators in ancient Rome to parliamentarians in the 1200s UK to the revolutionaries of the American revolution to the chaos in Cleveland, democracy has evolved, but apparently not enough. "Driving an always-on political atmosphere where supporters and candidates are more thoroughly engaged throughout the total political cycle, not just during elections."

"Campaign finance will change when less TV ad spend allows the decoupling of the crippling money needs.....There will be location independent, mobile and secure voting as barriers will be removed in favor of rising voter turnout/engagement in the processes."

Chris Bystrom is the CEO and one of the three Cof…

Trump: The Man The Founders Feared

Trump: The Man The Founders FearedTrump's boorish, selfish, puerile, and repulsive character, combined with his prideful ignorance, his off-the-cuff policy making, and his neo-fascistic tendencies make him the most divisive and scary of any serious presidential candidate in American history. He is precisely "the man the founders feared"

The Kaine Possibility

Independent Senators 15 Reasons Hillary Clinton Should Tap Tim KaineLooks like the consensus is gelling around Kaine. If he be the pick, Warren should be given a large role in the fall campaign. Send her to all 50 states solo. She is electrifying. It would feel odd though. I feel like Warren has earned it.

Not Picking Warren Would Be A Mistake

Tim KaineNot picking Warren would be a mistake, like Al Gore keeping Bill Clinton away in 2000. Warren earned it. Imagine the Republican nomination in Cleveland going to Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush. Donald Trump is bad but he won the votes in the primary. Warren has earned the VP spot as much as Hillary has earned the top spot. Somebody from that crowd is most likely to succeed Hillary in eight years. I have nothing against Tim Kaine any more than I have anything against Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush. Let the democratic process decide. Not picking Warren is going to pour water on the enthusiasm.

Warren No Longer Being Considered?

Elizabeth Warren out? The five most likely contenders to be Hillary Clinton's vice presidentI am surprised. (1) No one could do the attack dog role Warren does.
(2) The Bernie crowd deserved her.
(3) A lot of Republican women might have crossed over seeing two strong, smart women on the ticket.

Facts Free Racism And Sexism

Jeff Flake Equates 'Lock Her Up' Chants with Birther ClaimsWhen the top law enforcement agency in the country gives Hillary Clinton a clean chit and you go ahead and call her a criminal, what is that? That is like looking at a Hawaii birth certificate and seeing it is from Kenya. These are harmful tendencies.

Use Warren To Deny Trump A Bounce

Every convention is known to give the nominee a bounce, no matter how temporary. It does not have to be that way. Trump’s bounce can be nipped in the bud by announcing Elizabeth Warren as the running mate a day later. Zero bounce from Trump. And it goes downhill for him after that. Hillary Warren could do a 50 state sweep.

Day 2 In Cleveland Reveals The Trump Gameplan

The only weapon Trump will use until November 4 is the weapon he and his team unleashed on the second day of the Cleveland convention.Personal attacks are known to happen in politics. But personal attacks and personal attacks only on the way to the nuclear code is the last mad dash attempt by The Devil himself. How could he get so close to victory and still be so near to the beginning of his end?If whiteness asks for a white person in the Oval Office (it shouldn't, it can't, it has no legitimate right to) then Hillary is plenty white. Her inherently inclusive personality, outlook and policy positions have never been about not taking pride in her own heritage.This mindless attack is the last hurrah of a political party that is about to lose its shirt. In jujitsu you use your opponent's force against himself. Political jujitsu is the same way. This attack can not be wished away, can not be ignored, can not go unaddressed. It can be harnessed.I was expecting exactly this, but…

Why Melania Trump Plagiarized

Because she knows the Republican convention is as close to a Barack Obama status as Trump will ever get. And she wanted him to feel the glory.Plagiarism was Melania Trump's take on Donald Trump's birtherism.

The GOP: A Dying Party Indeed

I wondered out loud last fall, which party will take the space just as the Republican Party dies? Now I see an answer. The Democrats taking the White House, the Senate, the House, and all 50 states will give the Libertarians the space they need to get started. After all the idea is not to become a one party state. The GOP Is A Dying Party And That Is Why I Am Running Against Donald Trump : Libertarian Candidate For President Gary JohnsonDespite the calls at the GOP convention in Cleveland for national unity, Donald Trump sees our country as a land of exclusion. He wants Americans to act as powerless serfs bullied by someone who says he will protect them. Throughout world history, that has been the calling card of Big Government autocrats.His character assaults are unbounded. His campaign has been one of serial attacks on opponents and climbing to the top by hurting people. And frankly, his immigration and trade policies appear to consist of the same strategies.This is a decisive momen…

The Republican Party Deserves To Die

Trump adviser says Clinton should be 'shot for treason'Like the Whigs once. The GOP’s alternate reality - The Boston GlobeIt will be whacked from two ends in November. The Libertarian Party will eat it from the other end.

No Warren, No Peace

I am writing this at 3 in the morning. Talk about the 3 AM call.For Hillary Clinton to nominate anyone other than Elizabeth Warren would be sacrilegious. I, personally, am going to tune out if Warren is not on the ticket. I am going to pick up the Uttar Pradesh election to follow without Warren on the ticket. Online America and Uttar Pradesh are equi-distant. And online is the only place I follow elections. I have never owned a television.No justice, no peace.Unlike on the Republican side, the Bernie crowd has been robust. It was a narrow margin loss. This was a crowd crying out for Warren. Warren, unlike Bernie, has never used the word socialism. Because she is no socialist. I am neither. The very word gives me creeps. I am a small d democrat and a f for free marketeer. When I say one person one vote, I mean literally. Too big to fail is a monopoly situation. My gripe on global warming is, why are you so generously subsidizing dirty energy?The Blockchain is going to be bigger than th…

Clinton Kaine 2016?

Hillary Clinton Is Said to Seek National Security Experience for Vice Presidential PickLooks like Hillary is leaning towards Kaine, who is an impressive guy. Stavridis would be good to lead the Defense Department. And looks like Warren is slated for a major campaign role and then a major role in the Senate. A 45-37 election might become 49-39. The Senate is in the bag. She might approach 40 states. But Warren might have given her a 55-39 election. And the House to boot. Warren is electrifying. I guess she gets to continue to be electrifying on C-Span.

Donald Trump Is Claiming He Is Richard Nixon

I believe him. I also believe he is Saddam Hussein. The North Korean Lilliput is also fond of The Donald. Dennis Rodman, the Korean dude, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, Zirinovsky all belong together.

Hillary's Goal Is To Take The House

Goal Is To Take The HouseHillary needs to take the House. Anything less will disappoint me. Take the House and do the work and stay true to the arithmetic and don't lose that House two years later. Until the Republicans learn to respect facts, clear evidence and data, they deserve to stay in the wilderness. The hate sickness has to go. Enough is enough. Saving the planet is worth a massive mandate.

Uneducated White Folks And Economics 101

Warren is right. Trump is an arsonist. I could not have put it better. It is a shame that uneducated white folks are listening to Donald Trump. What we have here is a failure to communicate. Trump's diagnosis is wrong. His prescription is poison. And he is not the Moses. Trump is flat out wrong on the economics. If I were China trying to become number one, Trump would be my dream candidate. If Donald Trump becomes president, the trains will stop running. The Democrats have some explaining to do. The Democrats are the party of the poor. The thing is, you are supposed to invest in human capital. Massively.

Call 911

Ann Coulter: Donald Trump's Karl Marx

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Trump: Malice For All, Charity To None

Donald Trump and the Politics of Being an Asshole
Despite the feeble NeverTrump effort, Trump found a home for his vileness within the Republican Party. In fact, Trump’s ascent was made possible by the GOP he has taken over. For years, Republican leaders and elected officials have suggested that Obama was essentially destroying the nation. (Obamacare was death panels, his stimulus produced no new jobs, and he was—take your pick—either a tyrannical, power-grabbing chief executive or a feckless leader doing nothing to stop the nation’s enemies.) GOPers trafficked in hyperbole to win the votes of tea partiers. They played footsie with birtherism and did not challenge the racism and conspiracy theories infecting large swaths of the right. When Mitt Romney ran for president in 2012, he enthusiastically accepted Trump’s endorsement, at a time when Trump was going full-birther. House GOPers were Benghazi maniacs, fueling the darkest notions on the right. On key issues, most notably climate ch…

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The Madman And The Nuclear Code

Donald Trump is a madman lunging for the nuclear code. He has to be stopped. He is also a Climate Change denier. That is like being a Holocaust denier times 1,000. Planet Earth is titanic, currently headed straight for the iceberg. Course unchanged you are looking at extreme, volatile and completely unpredictable weather. That is a bye bye agriculture and six billion dead endgame.

Warren For VP

Elizabeth Warren unleashes tweetstorm on Trump, Pence, GOP platformBut I repeat myself. She gives Donald the creeps. With her in the ring Donald's mysteries seem to, poof, evaporate.

Black Lives Matter Manifesto: A Good Starting Point

Obama Vents On RaceI kind of like this 10 point manifesto put out by the BLM a few days ago. 10 Point Plan

My Draft For Hillary's Convention Speech

Fellow Americans. Democrats, Independents, Republicans, and everyone in between. We are gathered to decide if a woman can be president after all. We are gathered to decide if sanity matters for the top job. We are gathered to decide if diversity is only America's past or also its future. After a lifetime of having looked at politics in this country and this world from every possible angle in ways nobody before me has, I present myself to you in sharp contrast to someone who would be lost at the City Council level in our shared city of New York. Competence matters. Policy homework matters. Having read the constitution matters. Good manners matter. Love of God matters. Grand challenges lie ahead of us. Anyone who denies climate change is in cahoots with Satan himself. But if this country's history gives us one lesson it is that the greatest of challenges are always accompanied by the greatest of promises. The greatest days America has ever seen are right in front of us. The very…

Ginsburg Need Not Apologize

Why Ruth Bader Ginsburg regrets her Trump commentsThis is an amazingly insane election year. Donald Trump is not running to be president. He is running to be a Hitler, or at least a Putin, or a Saddam, by his own admission. Democracy is in danger. Separation of powers has been in grave danger since Trump went after the "Mexican" judge, and someone from that branch of government needed to call him out on it, and she is the only one who did. Kudos. Her mind is shot? This from the same guy who called Hillary a mosquito. Authoritarian government experts will tell you, those in power start referring to people as insects before they get ready to kill in large numbers. First you strip away the humanity, then you do your deed. These are not harmless words from someone lunging for the nuclear code. The country should be afraid. Very afraid.

Snowden, Hillary And Emails

Hillary Has No One to Blame But HerselfA few years back this country got all riled up with the Snowden thing. I don't know all the details but Wikileaks was forced social media on the government. Departments that were not blogging and tweeting found leaks left, right and center. Politicians in distant lands got exposed and went on the defensive, some of them. With Hillary the country has been riled up in the other direction. Again, I don’t know all the details. But now a former Secretary Of State is being hammered, Why are you not as transparent as Julian Assange wants you to be? A country that doesn't care if Trump will make public his tax records or not. His medical record has been a non topic. These are triple standards. A population that could not load Windows onto the computer is riled up about the intricacies of one email server that has caused zero harm.

When Your House Is On Fire

"When Your House Is On Fire, Don't Call An Arsonist. Donald Trump Is An Arsonist."
--- Elizabeth Warren One black guy trained as an armyman under the cover of Texas' "liberal" gun laws in a despicable act snipers away five cops and public opinion in this country swings towards Donald Trump. What kind of country is this? People who have voted for a party whose only policy has been total obstruction are now claiming the government has not been delivering and are threatening to vote for the same party and a mad man candidate. Donald Trump is the American Boris Johnson, down to the hair. 2009 asked for a $3 trillion stimulus. But the crowd that voted for a party that fought all economists and instead paved the way for a much much larger monetary stimulus with all the money going straight to the banks is now complaining the recovery did not happen hard and fast enough. The crowd that voted for a trillion dollar tax cut in 2000, and a trillion dollar destruction…

Hillary Looks White To Me

Trump is supposed to be riling up a lot of what is being called white nationalism. Really? Hillary looks white to me. But apparently her being a woman makes her unqualified to represent white people. Trump is not riling up white nationalism. He is riling up sexism.

South China Sea: The Nine Dotted Lines

China's ridiculous claim in the South China Sea is proof it is a dictatorship. Every dictatorship needs an external enemy to survive. Saddam did not have the option to not invade Kuwait. North Korea needs to act belligerent.South China Sea is first and foremost an ideological tussle. Free speech is sacrosanct. In thoroughly stifling free speech the Chinese Communist Party is saying it is so brittle it might not survive if the people truly started speaking their mind.The Chinese regime needs to keep making its ridiculous claim in the South China Sea because it needs to stay in power in Beijing. It is a diversion tactic for the home audience.The Chinese military is not as bad as the Pakistani military in that it does not think it is a parallel power center. The political leadership is supreme. But that political leadership is a monopoly situation, kind of like the too big to fail banks in America.

Formula For 50

Hillary Clinton has the option to win all 50 states. She already has the White House and the Senate in the bag. She can also grab the House. Hillary has the option for a total sweep. And as president she gets to appoint three justices to the Supreme Court. That pretty much clears the deck to 2050. Appoint them young. Appoint them progressive. Don't apologize for being right.But her victory is not a given. It still has to be earned.She has to pick Elizabeth Warren. For one, Warren seems to be the only one in either party who seems to know how to go after The Donald, sucker punch for sucker punch. With Warren batting, you get a total demolition of The Donald. In the Republican primary The Donald's 18 opponents never were able to figure out what hit them. Warren seems to know how to put The Donald in the exact same predicament. When Warren hits The Donald, he knows he got hit, but he does not know how, he does not know where. And Warren does so without discussing policy, just lik…

Trump Is Running To Be Rush Limbaugh

Trump Is Running To Be Rush LimbaughThis explains it. Trump is not running for president. He is running to build the audience around which to launch the Trump News Network. And he has it. The people who voted for him in the primary are big enough a number. TNN is a viable business proposition. Losing all 50 states would give him the purest, most loyal audience. 20 million people? That's a lot. It's a sufficient number.

Warren For VP

Varanasi: Modi's Adopted City

Varanasi: Urban Chaos Or Urban EnergyI was just reading this article by a journalist friend. A few things struck me. In the south east Nepal I grew up in the "progressive" farmers were those that were learning to use fertilizers. I come to America and "progressive"  farmers here are those moving towards organic farming. Varanasi seems to have what a lot of cities in the west wished it had: large, excited crowds, urban energy. Progressive cities in the west are building bike lanes and paths for dedicated foot traffic. Public transportation is the in thing. If those attempting to transform Varanasi were to tune into some of the global conversations taking place, very easy to do online, they might realize they are starting out on a solid ground. There are positives to preserve. And what they call urban planning is too much unthinking imitations of models that are no longer thought great in the west. The idea that the best way to build a city is by starting out on an e…

Hillary Listens!

Hillary Clinton Listens! No wonder Germany, Britain and America are all going female! Listening is a good thing. Although I think she should attempt more poetry in stump speeches. She delivers the penultimate draft. The final draft should be poetry. And the media is its own beast. Hire a team to deal with it. Use social media more. Videos of her listening can be released on YouTube so others may listen in and skip mainstream media altogether. In this day and age, you become your own media.

BJP's UP Problem

ABP News Opinion Poll: BSP to win 185 seats if UP polls are held nowThe BJP had the same problem in Bihar. Nobody was running for Chief Minister. In 2014 Modi was the only one running to be Prime Minister. If the BJP loses UP and Gujarat, it has to figure out a way to work without a majority in the upper house. Anti-incumbency worked against Mayawati last time. This time it might work against Akhilesh. But 2019 will be about Modi’s performance. If the growth rate has hit 10% he should see victories again in both Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, not to say Gujarat.

Women To Lead Both Parties In The UK

Angela Eagle launches leader bid 'to heal Labour'One of the pleasant surprises of the Brexit vote was not the guy with Donald Trump hair and temper but a woman is going to be Prime Minister. Now looks like the opposition might also go to a woman. Men have created enough mess.

Solving Hillary's Trustworthiness "Problem"

A More Personal Hillary Clinton Tries to Erase a Trust DeficitThere is the truth to the person. Hillary the person as people who have known her a long time would know, like family and friends, people who might have known her even she had never become a public figure. The Republican surgeon that Trump defeated a few months earlier, his colleagues at John Hopkins said, "We don't recognize the person portrayed by the media." That gap between the real person and that person's public image does not seem to go away even if tens of books might have been written about them, and the Internet is full of articles about them, and there is saturation coverage, and now there is social media. You can cut through old media and go straight to the people via social media and that image deficit is still there. So there is the public private gap. Being Bill Clinton's wife doesn't help. Bill Clinton said not long after he launched his career: "People either love me or they h…

Trump Is A Narcissist

Cancer is not one disease. It is many diseases. Poverty is not just lack of cash. If it were only lack of cash, it could be solved in a heartbeat.Narcissism is a disease. It approaches the complexity of cancer and poverty.I am going to argue Donald Trump is not a racist or a sexist or an anti semite or a xenophobe. He is all of the above by the textbook. But those are but symptoms.The disease is narcissism. This guy needs help. Just like guns should be kept away from the mentally unstable, the mightiest political office on the planet needs to be kept away from a suffering person.The comic part is a narcissist is completely unaware of his situation.Narcissism is not a character problem. If Trump were just a liar, you could say he has a character problem. But narcissism is a condition, kind of like alcoholism. Psychiatrists will attest to it. Only this one patient is in full public view. He keeps giving evidence every step of the way.  His racism, sexism, xenophobia, anti semitism all s…

Guns Kill People

And if guns don't kill people, why manufacture defective guns?The strategy of those who would control guns has been in fundamental error. It has been about whipping up the outrage.There's plenty of outrage. The outrage is in clear plurality.Gun laws are in a political monopoly situation. The NRA needs to be sued out of existence.This has been done before. Big Tobacco was successfully sued.Families of gun victims need to come together and sue the NRA out of existence. After that the democratic process can decide on sensible gun laws.Sensible means a constitutional amendment. No more right to bear arms. What are you? An animal?A national 911 on a location aware smartphone with a camera with a response time of three minutes or less (keep helicopters at the ready in rural areas) will protect you better than a handgun.Hunting can apply to be recognized as a sport. Who goes hunting with AK-47s? Cannibals. That's who.   


Donald Trump Would Have Been A Janitor

Donald Trump Defending The DefenselessThere are tens of millions of black men on the planet (and women) who have, objectively speaking, higher IQs than the Donald, but who are janitors. The only reason Donald Trump is not a janitor is because he is a white male. One is allowed to be lucky. One is allowed to be in the right place at the right time. But this is not a guy appreciating his luck. This is a guy rubbing it in. If his hate speech were only free speech, I'd be glad for it. It would be puss coming out. But his hate speech is not just free speech. His hate speech is a diehard defense of structural racism. This is not a guy who got lucky. This is a guy who has benefitted from structural racism every step of the way and has hated the mere symbolism of a black guy in the White House. Where do black people go after that? To the polling booth, again and again. At first I thought his star of David tweet was merely anti semitism. Now he is out to prove it was also gross political i…

Hillary's Trustworthiness

If you were to gather 100 of the most trustworthy human beings on the planet, from the spiritual leaders to the scientists and the fortune tellers, Hillary would be in that room. At a personal level she is quite an exceptional character. It is astounding that she is even in politics. There are quite a few slimey types in politics. But her untrustworthy ratings are only a few points behind that of Trump. How do you explain that? Partisan politics. People who will never vote for her have woven this elaborate false mythology around her, absolutely baseless, but politically real and potent. At least she does not have eating disorders. A lot of young women succumb to similarly sexist attacks coming through the media and end up with eating disorders. Which is sad and wrong. Political tussles are allowed but sexism is sin. Political competition is healthy, but you are supposed to fight with ideas. I hope women will see through it and vote for her in large numbers. Hillary is not untrustworth…

12 To 5

Looks like Hillary went from leading Trump by 12 points to 5 points. How come? It is one of Clinton's laws of politics. When you get hit, you hit back. Otherwise the public believes the lies. Donald Trump gave a pretty agitated speech full of lies, full of tabloid "research"  and it worked because there was no counter punch. The women of America don't need to see a woman take the punches. Heck, that much they do on their own most days of the week. The women of America need to see someone who fights back and wins. Trump is not running on policy. He is running on misguided mumbo jumbo identity, KKK nationalism, and hot air. And "political correctness" grievances. Which basically means white guys should be allowed to say mean sexist things to women and mean racist things to blacks and Mexicans. Looks like Hillary needs Warren who goes sucker punch for sucker punch against Donald. That will give Hillary the luxury to keep to the high ground.

What To Do After Grabbing The House

As Mitch McConnell does the racist thing and puts the US constitution into the acid tank, democracy's resiliency is that Hillary will win both the White House and the Senate and a more liberal appointee than the one Obama has proposed will end up on the Supreme Court. Hillary is also on schedule to make two more appointments during her eight years, which clears the deck to 2050. The White House part of the race is over. The Senate part of the race is over. And Hillary is set to also take the House. Right now the numbers are not officially there yet, but the momentum is unmistakable. I see a tsunami building up. I have watched elections all my life in many different countries all over the world. I don't watch sports except for the World Cup. I have never seen anything like this. Hillary just might win all 50 states. The battleground states are no more battling. The focus can now move to the South. And the South is caving in. Tennessee dollar numbers are in and Trump is getting …

Sanders Lost

His attempt to get 100% of his ideas onto the party platform is sexist, in that he is refusing to face the fact that he lost. Sanders is itching for a convention fightOn the other hand, this pressure makes sure Elizabeth Warren makes it to the ticket. Warren was the first choice for people who rallied to Bernie and Bernie knows it. If Bernie wants as much of his ideas to see the light of day as possible, he should do the opposite of what he is doing. He should get 200% behind Hillary and Warren. How Tim Kaine went from 'wild card' vice presidential pick to shortlist favorite for Hillary ClintonRight now Hillary is leading in all battleground states, is the only one with a ground game, and could put the South into play. With Warren Hillary gets a unified convention, 300 million in grassroots money, a disappeared Bernie, and a chunk of Republican women. Without Warren she is looking at a fractured convention. Deliver the House to Hillary Warren to effectively fight global warmin…