Review of Mike Lofgren’s “The Deep State”, a must-read for 2016

Summary: Today's post reviews Mike Lofgren's important new book about The Deep State, the ruling center of the New America. Lofgren's entertaining but scary book sketches out this institution and how it works. Here's an explanation of why you should read the book, and its two big limitations.   Review of The Deep State: The … Continue reading Review of Mike Lofgren’s “The Deep State”, a must-read for 2016

Mike Lofgren introduces us to The American Deep State

Summary: Here is the Forward to Mike Lofgren's important new book about our Deep State, the center of the New America. The influence of the Deep State affects the daily headlines, yet remains unremarked. Lofgren's book sketches the big picture of this institution and how it works. His forward is fun to read, like a … Continue reading Mike Lofgren introduces us to The American Deep State

Mike Lofgren: Republicans Are Revolutionaries, Not Conservatives

Summary: Here's another article describing how America has begun what might be a pre-revolutionary situation. Both Left and Right have revolutionary aims, but only the Right has captured and harnessed one of the major parties. Great changes often come in unnoticed "on little cat feet", and only roar after they're well-established. “'Republicans this year don’t … Continue reading Mike Lofgren: Republicans Are Revolutionaries, Not Conservatives

Whatever You Do, Don’t Read This Book!

Summary:  On rare occasions a book arrives that's both important and timely. Mike Lofgren's new book, "The Party is Over", is both. Here Winslow Wheeler explains why you should read this book.  Or, for your peace of mind, you shouldn't read this book. As citizens, understanding the peril of the Republic creates the obligation to … Continue reading Whatever You Do, Don’t Read This Book!

Why Republicans Need Remedial Math: Their Budget Plans Explode the Deficit

Summary:  Mike Lofgren provides more analysis of the Republican Party's obsessions with reducing taxes on the rich and massive military spending -- paid for by massive sustained borrowing.  The last period of balanced budget (at least on a cash accounting basis) under President Clinton fades into history, as the GOP leads us towards the post-Constitutional era.  … Continue reading Why Republicans Need Remedial Math: Their Budget Plans Explode the Deficit