Evening along the Malecon One of the things that most of us Obamabots have noticed in Obama is his ability to take the long and patient road-and succeed with impeccable timing. So how does the new opening to Cuba fit into this? Benefits: No failed state 90 miles away when the Castro brothers pass […]
The american political cycle a tale of eight years from Carol Johnson (Aquariusmoon, Carol Duhart) The off-year state and federal elections were meant to make these elections non-partisan. But such an approach doesn’t take into effect two things: the supposedly “non-partisan” elections get their candidates from partisan organizations, and instead of firing up interest in […]
Cuba Revision Sunday, December 21, 2014 11:36 PM https://nacla.org/news/2014/12/20/do-cubans-really-want-us-style-internet-freedom There’s a movement in the wake of opening up diplomatic relations with Cuba that to me combines nostalgia with arrogance. That is the “oh noes, Starbucks is coming!, poverty-stricken Cuba will lose its shabby charm and embrace that crass capitalism that America has!” Some of it […]
One thing that has been going through my mind throughout all of this is that we need a way to brainstorm reform. There are so many ideas floating around, but they need to be discussed, analyzed and enumerated. Not as a manifesto, but as an action plan that can be prioritized and strategized and ultimately […]
Mary Landrieu lost, which was expected. Maybe it’s the optimist in me, but I think it’s temporary. In two years, there will be a comeback. (Dunno why I think that way-I didn’t consult my stars-not yet, anyway) Where do we go from here, and what do we do? Build the support structure in the Democratic […]
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