McCarthy’s Struggles Highlight Squad Weakness

I’m writing this shortly after Kevin McCarthy failed for the second time to receive enough votes to become speaker of the House. While I fully expect McCarthy will end the day as speaker of the House, his failures and the concessions the hard right is getting from him demonstrate how weak the squad and the… Continue reading McCarthy’s Struggles Highlight Squad Weakness

The Senate Should be Abolished

In this episode, I make the case for abolishing the Senate. Transcript The Title of this episode is: the Senate should be abolished. The verdict for this episode is: the Senate’s purpose is to prevent progress and maintain systems of oppression. I do not call for the abolishment of the Senate lightly. I realize limiting… Continue reading The Senate Should be Abolished

The January Sixth Hearings Should Matter

If the Democratic Party was really interested in democracy the January sixth hearings would matter. But the Democratic Party, as always, is more interested in political advantage than anything else. Sadly, the Democratic Party is really bad at politics. So, their willingness to put party politics over justice and a nod to democracy may result… Continue reading The January Sixth Hearings Should Matter

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

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… Continue reading Pelosi Represents her District

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… Continue reading House Progressives Could Choose the Speaker

Predicting the 2020 Election

The verdict for this episode is: Biden will win, but will he win? In this episode, I make all kinds of predictions related to the 2020 election and explain my reasoning for those predictions. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Predicting_the_2020_Election.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 20:00 — 9.2MB) | Embedsubscribe to my podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts… Continue reading Predicting the 2020 Election

Coronavirus and the Economy

The verdict for this episode is: none of the plans proposed in Congress are good enough. In this episode, I discuss ways to get government assistance to those most needing it during the pandemic. Specifically, I address getting cash to people who really need it, health care for everyone, rent and mortgage relief, student loan… Continue reading Coronavirus and the Economy

Coronavirus and Politics

The verdict for this episode is: Congress has once again failed the American people. In this episode, I discuss how the bill being sold by Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats fails America. Topics covered include: the tying of benefits to inadequate testing; cutting people’s pay because they need to care for someone who is sick;… Continue reading Coronavirus and Politics