What Kristof Doesn’t Get About White Privilege

Photo by Julie Clopper / Shutterstock.com The eminent New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, has written four pieces over the summer and fall regarding race...

Democratic Opportunity

I have written two very direct pieces on what mistakes Democrats made that drove the disaster in the recent midterm election.  It was not encouraging to see...

The Democratic Way Back

As a Democrat who loyally voted 95% for Democrats, I had a weird reaction to last week's midterm election.  While I was not happy,...

Polis – The Adult in the Room

Attending various events for Congressman Jared Polis over the last three years is an interesting contrast to watching President Obama.  At every event regardless...

“Yes, Sir” And Moved Out Toward The Enemy

As I wrote about on Facebook on July 4th, I had a very tough conversation with a combat veteran earlier in the week.  He...

Incompetence, Crony Capitalism, & Elitism

When I voted for Barack Obama in 2008 I believed that he would do what he said.  That he would govern as President...

Common Core and the Absence of Innovation

This is one of those topics where you have to actually open up the standards and spend time reading them.  Reading pundits or relying...

Western Grievances Beyond Cliven Bundy

It is a mistake to believe that the interest in Cliven Bundy's resistance to the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) enforcement action is as bizarre...

The Coming Military Option in Ukraine

Photo by Alexander Noskin of the Soviet/Afghanistan War Memorial in Kiev. Friends rather publicly asked me at a recent dinner function what I thought of...

Gentrification and the LID

  Tomorrow I will pay my property bill, including the LID tax of $9,420 that we will pay over the next 15 years for the repavement...

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