Predictions about the next 4 years, after the first 18 days of Trump

Summary: After 18 days, we can make a tentative evaluation of the Trump Administration. We have seen how and who he appoints to key offices. We have seen how he formulated and implemented 8 Executive Orders, 12 Presidential Memoranda, and 3 Presidential Proclamations. It gives us enough information to draw some tentative conclusions about the competence … Continue reading Predictions about the next 4 years, after the first 18 days of Trump

We emailed Congress but lost on the TPP (again). Let’s try something different.

Summary: Each year we send 200+ million letters to Congress. What does Congress do with them? What's the result? Is there a better way to help guide the Republic? Repeated failures show the answers, and point the way to a better future.  (1st of 2 posts today} "Man is by nature a political animal." --- … Continue reading We emailed Congress but lost on the TPP (again). Let’s try something different.

Can we organize the political reform of America? Our past shows how.

Summary: This is the second post giving a summary of my ideas about how to reform America's politics. That is, ideas about starting the process. The people involved will have their own visions of reform. Yesterday's post gave an overview; this post gives details about how a reform movement might begin, looking at the mechanics. … Continue reading Can we organize the political reform of America? Our past shows how.

Will the Ferguson protest force development of stronger leaders on the Left?

Summary: The Ferguson protests lacked leadership, and so quickly devolved into counter-productive riots. It's a common problem. Will future protests nurture a new generation of leaders for the Left? . Peasants' protests are a commonplace in history, such as The Great Rising of 1381. The lack of competent leadership distinguishes peasants' protests from effective means … Continue reading Will the Ferguson protest force development of stronger leaders on the Left?