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Unreliable Energy

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Here we go again.  ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, has warned us that the Texas power grid is about to fail.  That doesn’t sound very reliable to me. It must sound reliable to Greg Abbot and Dan Patrick. They failed to provide solutions in the last legislative session.  A few ERCOT Board members did […]

Progressive America

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

I am proud to live in Modern America.  America is a progressive country.  Our democracy allows us to create laws to improve our lives.  Over the past 230 years much has changed for the better. The progress has been slow but steady.  In the 1820s white laborers won the right to vote.  In the 1870s […]

Safe and Secure Markets

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Markets are truly a human wonder. They allow us to buy products which we lack the skill, resources or time to make for ourselves.  We rarely think about markets until they leave us in the cold. Markets are simply part of our everyday life.  We shop for food and clothing.  Sometimes we make big decisions […]

Home of the Brave

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

“People who have opportunity to work and earn, and who have an assured income in their old age, are free. They are free of the fear of poverty. They are free of public or private charity. They can live happier, more useful lives. That’s real freedom. And that is something we should be proud of-that’s […]

An Actor Walked Away from a Character He Has Played Since Birth

Monday, January 20th, 2020

For those having a hard time understanding the Kardashian 1.0 drama, AKA British Royal Family “divorce”, let me try.  The Royal Family is a business, which owns property.  A long time ago the property started as a simple estate in Normandy.  To defend that estate the Duke had a private army.  When the House next […]

“What’s at Stake: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act”

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Earlier in this month I presented “What’s at Stake: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act”. Stanley Alluisi filmed and edited it. Thank you Stanley and Democratic Women of Grayson County.

Pope Francis, the Christian Mission and Being Pro-Life

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Pope Francis has a fully developed pro-life message to the world’s secular leaders. It is a message about improving and securing all our lives,liberty and happiness but especially the world’s poor. Such a refreshing break from the money changers who have for too long invoked the name of Christ to support greed. We can, and […]

Why must Conservatives Bear False Witness?

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Prepare yourself for the latest conservative lie about Obama. First the FULL quote “Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business—you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” True or false? Absolutely true. Roads and bridges are built and maintained by the government. Public infrastructure, socialism, is NECESSARY for our quality […]

Liberalism, Conservatism and the Future

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

At the end of the 19th century, Populist farmers pushed for the Federal government to rein in the abusive practices of banks and railroads.  At the beginning of the 20th century, the Progressive movement actually convinced the Federal government to break up monopolies and protect consumers from unsafe food and drugs.  During the Depression, FDR […]

How to tell Conservatives are lying about the housing bubble.

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

I modified Mark Zandi’s chartto add what would have happened if conservatives were right about the causes of the housing bubble.  Frannie’s and Freddie’s market share would have gone up, while private firms’ share would have gone down.    Blaming FF is not only dishonest, but it prevents us from stopping future scams.  If conservatives succeed […]

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