Let’s use the New Year to start the reform of America

American Bald Eagle

Summary: As we begin a new year, let's look at the New America rising on the ruins of the old. Why is this happening? What's the key step to stopping this, and beginning the real reform of America? Voices from the past can guide us. An unfortunate side-effect of historical analysis -- in which one … Continue reading Let’s use the New Year to start the reform of America

Andrew Bacevich looks at America’s political rot and describes solutions

Summary: Andrew Bacevich is one of our most acute political observers. In this essay he accurately describes one aspect of the rot affecting our politics. The solution he proposes reveal the deeper and more serious rot. There is a solution, if we have the will and wit to make it happen.   "The Post-Cold-War Consensus … Continue reading Andrew Bacevich looks at America’s political rot and describes solutions

Watch “High Noon” to see why we don’t reform America’s politics

High Noon - standing alone

Summary: High Noon is a great and prophetic film, pointing us to a cause of the problems with America, and why political reform remains necessary but elusive. “Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful — horrible to anticipate, horrible to feel, horrible to remember…” — An insight from a demon (they know us … Continue reading Watch “High Noon” to see why we don’t reform America’s politics

Our Right & Left have lost their way. Saul Alinsky points to a better politics.

Let's reimagine the rules

Summary: As US politics becomes a cacophony of lies and nonsense (now descending into street violence), we need to know that it can be better. This post reminds us of Saul Alinsky's famous "Rules for Radicals", which will work for any political movement. "Let them call me rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from … Continue reading Our Right & Left have lost their way. Saul Alinsky points to a better politics.

Robert Reich’s program to save the Left after a decade of defeats

Summary: Here one of the Left's top political analysts sketches out a path forward for the Democratic Policy after its well-deserved defeats during the past decade. While tactically sound, he ignores the two weaknesses that prevent the reform of America.   "The Life of the Party: 7 Truths for Democrats" By Robert Reich. At his … Continue reading Robert Reich’s program to save the Left after a decade of defeats