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 more equitable, inclusive America.

If you would like me to discuss a particular race and/or political district, contact me.

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Reviewing a Game as Old as Empire

A Game as Old as Empire builds on Confessions of an Economic Hitman. Edited by Stephen Hiatt, A Game as Old as Empire is a collection of essays by people who are confessing their participation in the abuse of people around the world committed by governments and corporations working together.

Over a decade old, some of the data presented in A Game as Old as Empire is no longer accurate. Some of the programs described have been changed or deleted. But the book is a critical contribution to our understanding of the ways governments, especially the United States, abuse and exploit people at the behest of multinational corporations.

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Reviewing The Death of Democracy

Benjamin Carter Hett’s The Death of Democracy: Hitler’s Rise and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic isn’t the first book I have read trying to explain how Hitler came to power, but it’s the best. Reading it as too many Americans pretend that Biden’s victory saved American democracy was particularly sobering.

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Pelosi Represents her District

As you will see, Pelosi represents a very wealthy district. With that wealth, comes very few people living without insurance and a poverty level far below the national average.

The reality that Pelosi represents a district with a demographic profile much more befitting of a Republican is why she governs from the right.

The speaker of the House in a Democratic Congress must represent a district that looks like the Democratic Party. By installing a speaker representing a conservative district, the Democratic Party is prevented from doing anything progressive.

As the data shows, Pelosi should be removed as speaker.

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House Progressives Could Choose the Speaker

The verdict for this episode is: since they are Democrats, House progressives will not use the power they have.

In this episode, I discuss how House progressives could remove Pelosi choose the next speaker, and get real benefits for using their power to choose the next speaker.

I also discuss why this option is much better than forcing a vote on Medicare for All.

Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court

The verdict for this episode is: I now support packing the Supreme Court.

In this episode, I discuss the historical support for court packing, and I propose a constitutional amendment.

Why I Hate Joe Biden

The verdict for this episode is: I really hate Joe Biden.

In this episode, I discuss how Biden’s Keep America Great website helped me figure out why I hate him.