Ending Washington Corruption

I’ve an idea for ending the corruption in Washington. It’s effective, and only won’t be adopted because of how effective it would be. People elected to congress need to become permanent public servants and thereby forfeit their ability to accept money from all but a very few sources for the rest of their lives. Sounds […]

Obama’s Problem is Complexity

I think I’ve figured out Obama’s problem. Or, to be more clear, I have figured out why it’s not possible for him to be popular while he’s in office. Obama is intellectual and academic in his approach to solving problems. This is a problem, but even worse he’s the same way about communicating his positions […]

Conservative Policies

I am frustrated by the fact that voters seem to ignore evidence when it comes to the efficacy of conservative policies. Here’s a quick review: They wanted to shut down the borders for Ebola, which would have actually caused far more Ebola deaths because people would have found ways around the legal border crossings. To […]

Islam and the Swastika

Islam is going the way of the swastika. The swastika has a long history going back to around 10,000 BCE. In recent centuries its meaning has been “lucky” or “favorable” in sanskrit. But those thousands of years of meaning were stamped out in just one decade by the the Nazi party. Since the late 1930’s […]

The GOP’s Problem

From Reddit: The G.O.P’s problem is that their solutions don’t fix America’s problems. You can’t pay down $17 trillion in debt by cutting taxes, you can’t solve poverty by lowering wages, and you can’t reign in an oligarchy by shredding business regulations. That captures it really well. Our problems right now are violently different than […]

Proof That Trickle Down Doesn’t Work

Some people think there’s still a debate about whether trickle down economics is a viable model. For those not familiar, it basically goes like this: Reduce taxes on the rich They make more money They are therefore able to create more jobs The economy grows The middle class benefits Sounds good. The opposing camp believes […]

Ebola and the Politics of Fear

I just found out some older white guy in Texas called 911 because he was worried about Ebola. The dispatcher asked why, and he says: I was just sitting in a restaurant next to a pilot who said he just got back from a number of European countries, including West Africa. Brilliant. The GOP appreciates […]

Liberal and Conservative Contradiction on Gender Programming

I was thinking yesterday about the politics of gender, and specifically about how many liberals and conservatives seem to simultaneously hold two opposing viewpoints regarding gender behavior programming. Many liberals simultaneously believe the following: Society is what makes boys act boyish, and girls act girlish. This social influence, more than natural tendencies or anything else, […]

Trickle Down is a Lie

Our economy can be safe and effective only if it is governed by rules. Some capitalists actually don’t care about other people, their communities or the future. Their behavior, if left unchecked, has a massive effect on everyone else. When Wal-Mart or McDonald’s or any other guy like me pays workers the minimum wage, that’s […]

Feminists With Masculine Digits

A study just surfaced that proposes a potential explanation for the “Feminist Paradox” whereby feminists purport to speak for all women, while relatively few women are feminists. The study basically says that it’s because the organizers of feminist movements are more masculine than most women, and thus are more annoyed than the general population of […]