Democratic Unity – The Only Way to Create a Blue Wave

Associate Editor Keith Pochick walks us convincingly through the critical importance of Democratic unity in 2018. A must-read Op-Ed. “A prison administrator dealing with captured American enlisted men for the first time should be warned: Expect no brotherly love, even between brothers.  There will be no cohesion between the individuals.  Each will be a sulky … Continue reading Democratic Unity – The Only Way to Create a Blue Wave

Creating A Strong, Cohesive Democratic Platform

Associate Editor Keith Pochick offers some critical planks for a Dem platform that would frame the party's values. “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”  -- Thomas Paine. The 2018 midterms are rapidly approaching and Democratic enthusiasm is higher than most of us can ever … Continue reading Creating A Strong, Cohesive Democratic Platform

Tribalism is here to stay. So let’s focus on growing the ‘American Tribe.’

“We’re tribal — we evolved for tribalism.  It’s how we created society. We’re not doomed to always be fighting each other, but we’ll never have world peace.” -- Jonathan Haidt. One constant throughout history is war.  When one tribe competes with another for resources, conflict is the inevitable result.  Most Americans my age have been … Continue reading Tribalism is here to stay. So let’s focus on growing the ‘American Tribe.’

‘Conservative’ and ‘Conservationist’ Are Now Antonyms, Thanks to the GOP

“The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value.”  -- Teddy Roosevelt, 1910A century ago, America was led by a Republican President.  Though he was born into New York wealth, at a young age he developed a … Continue reading ‘Conservative’ and ‘Conservationist’ Are Now Antonyms, Thanks to the GOP