Climate Change Bill Screws the Poor

Amid the false fanfare about the transformational aspects of Joe Manchin’s supposed climate change bill is the way Democrats are using it to make corporations and the wealthy wealthier while further disadvantaging people living in poor communities, especially people living in poor communities of color.

Running Against Rosa DeLauro

As I become more involved with Green Party politics, I want to share a series of posts on how I think Green Party candidates can mount strong political campaigns. This series will be based on my love of politics, my 33 years of following politics, my appreciation of data, and my desire to see a… Continue reading Running Against Rosa DeLauro

FDR’s Four Freedoms Speech in the Context of 2020

On January 6, 1941, FDR gave his Four Freedoms speech. While the speech would ultimately serve as the basis for the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, the speech’s historical context tells pieces of the story regularly not discussed.

Explaining the UK’s Election Results

Given how Boris Johnson’s “win” is being portrayed on both sides of the Atlantic, I feel compelled to share facts about what actually happened. The truth is nothing like what the media and pundits are saying.

The Teller and Platt Amendments Explained

I consider myself a student of history. I like to believe I have a good grip on why American history has unfolded the way it has unfolded. Yesterday, I learned about the Teller and Platt Amendments for the first time. I’m writing about them because they say so much about the dominance America wishes to… Continue reading The Teller and Platt Amendments Explained