The ACLU, the FBI and Quora

The American Civil Liberties Union notes that: ‘The FBI has also established a new database called eGuardian to collect and share suspicious activity reports with the federal intelligence agencies, the Department of Homeland Security, fusion centers, the military and state and local law enforcement.‘ A commentator sent me a reference from Quora in response to […]

SCOTUS and Far-Right Dark Money

‘Judge Barrett’s selection may prove to be a big win for the base of Trump’s party — and by “base,” I do not refer to the people who wear MAGA hats and risk their lives at Covid-19 super-spreader rallies. The real base: corporate powers who hide in the shadows and have nothing but contempt for […]

Hillary, It’s Not About You

Focusing on Hillary Clinton’s e-mails is part of Trump’s effort to create confusion as we head into the 2020 election. But the response she has come up with, proclaiming she is right and that she only lost the 2016 election because of Russian propaganda is as narcissistic a position as Trump’s tweets. Alex Hinton is […]

Procrustean Politics

Trump-ettes have taken over the Republican Party and are using the US Post Office to send me messages claiming that the ‘Radical Left’ has taken over the Democratic Party. I try to be fair and listen to both sides. So I tried looking up just what the ‘Radical Left’ might be. It turns out that […]

I am Voting for Freedom of Speech

and a 2017 quote from Mel Brooks himself: ” Comedy has to walk a thin line, take risks. It is the lecherous little elf whispering in the king’s ear, telling the truth about human behavior’ The most powerful and respected voices in any healthy community are the sacred clowns that make everyone laugh when they […]

I’m Voting for the Separation of Church and State

I can trace my ancestry back to the Mayflower. That makes me a DAR, a daughter of the American Republic. And as a DAR, I can assure you that one thing the founders of the USA got right was the separation of church and state. My ancestors came to this continent because they suffered religious […]

I’m Voting for an Elected Government

I am not a member of the Democratic party. I have not been member of the Democratic party since my college days. I do not intend to become a member of the Democratic party in the foreseeable future. But: I like living in a country where we have the possibility of government reform without bloodshed. […]