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Solutions, Not Fear

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Conservatives politicians make two promises. They promise that government can’t work when they are elected. They promise to run government like their personal business.  Why are we surprised when things turn out good for them and their friends but bad for us? Conservative politicians are on television complaining about everybody else except themselves. They have […]

Cut the Test, Pay the Teachers

Thursday, March 24th, 2022

Our Texas founding fathers knew we needed to guarantee public education if our State was to continue to be successful. They wrote: “A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people, it shall be the duty of the Legislature of the State to establish and make […]

Earth Race

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

You don’t have to listen long to hear what workers are saying about their lives.  Their hours are long. Their pay is stagnant. They want more time with their children. They live one healthcare emergency away from bankruptcy. Millionaires and billionaires, however, have never had it better.  They have the lowest tax rate since the […]

Covid: Think Globally, Active Locally

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I started off my summer with hope.  Together—united as one nation–we had turned the corner on Covid 19.  The experts were right.  Masks and physical distancing saved lives and bought time for many of us to get vaccinated. In June, however, conservative politicians decided it was time to surrender.  […]

Promote the General Welfare

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

Taxes fund public services.  A vote is our voice for funding these services.  As a community, we decide on which services to fund or how they are funded.  We benefit from these services either directly or indirectly.  Direct benefits are pretty easy to understand.  If you have a child in a school, then you and […]

Opposite Day Shouldn’t Be Everyday

Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Every once in a while, when they were young, my boys would play “Opposite Day.”  It was game about saying one thing, but meaning another.  For example, if you want to someone to “stay,” you would say “go.”  If you wanted the TV “on,” you would ask someone to turn it “off.”  The game is […]

Defend Security, Medicare, and our Public schools.

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Make no mistake, the real targets of the “socialist” scare word are Social Security, Medicare, and our public schools. If these are privatized, billions more dollars will flow to the top 1% rather than into needed services. Stop the scam. If you receive a pay check from a local school board, a city, tribe a […]

Poverty is no Mystery

Monday, December 10th, 2018

High poverty states/countries all try to tax the poor instead of the wealthy. The wealthy come up with a variety of excuses to avoid their responsibly to society. The results have been the same for the last 4000 years of civilization. The only way to create a middle class society is to remove the burdens […]

A Tale of Two Amendments

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

How often have you heard people say, “We respect our teachers”?  When the Teacher of the Year from Vermillion Parish Louisiana spoke her mind, however, we saw with our own eyes how meaningless this statement has become.  On January 8th Deyshia Hargrave stood up to exercise her First Amendment rights during a School Board Meeting.  […]

Roy Moore’s Conservative Values

Friday, December 15th, 2017

Tuesday sure was exciting.  Doug Jones won a US Senate seat in the “Red State” of Alabama as a Democrat.  His opponent, Roy Moore, had the backing of President Donald Trump.  Moore also claimed to have the backing of God, but after his loss, I’m not so sure.  What could possibly have gone wrong? Much […]

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