Expect to see basic income opponents jump on the anti-technology band wagon in the near future. Their next big alternative to basic income will be “banning job-killing tech” which will probably go nowhere but be popular in some quarters.Read more
America’s most influential single-payer advocate might be its’ most famous capitalist; Warren Buffett. Uncle Warren supports single payer because he thinks healthcare costs are a threat to American competitiveness.Read more
The South may no longer be safe territory for Republicans. Another special election for a House Seat in a supposedly “Safe Republican” District; the Fifth in South Carolina; was also surprisingly close. Republican Ralph Norman won the June 20, 2017, vote there by 51.1% to Democrat Archie Parnell’s 47.9%. On November 8, 2016, U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R) won reelection by 59.2% and Democrat Fran Peterson only picked up 38.7% of the vote, Ballotpedia reported. That’s right Democrats were able to increase their percentage of the vote in two Southern districts by over 9%.Read more
Gun control; not Russia, might be the real reason Hillary Clinton lost last year’s presidential election. There is some data that indicates the hardline Democratic position on gun control is costing the party votes and offices it should be winning.Read more
Anybody that needs an explanation for Americans’ hatred of politicians should take a look at California’s single-payer health insurance proposalRead more
Instead of ensuring Republican government, such abuse of voter ID laws might undermine the party and help Democrats.
Protecting voting rights, protects Republicans right too. At least some Republicans were undoubtedly victims of voter suppression. With today’s close elections the GOP needs every vote it can get.Read more
Expect to see more anti-tech legislation proposed soon. Likely efforts will include measures to remove computers from schools, tax technology companies and ban or restrict the use of robots and artificial intelligence.
Do not be at all surprised if populist politicians such as Donald J. Trump jump on the anti-tech bandwagon. It has the potential to become a political protest as popular and as widespread as the Temperance movement that led to Prohibition in the 20th Century.Read more
There is a good reason why Republicans are so anxious to get a nationwide voter ID law in place. Younger voters now outnumber Republican-leaning older voters who are dying off.Read more
A better way to describe the Commission is as a “Republican Power Grab.” Its’ real purpose might be to disenfranchise those voters least likely to vote Republican. That would include disproportionate numbers of people of color, but it would also target young people and urban residents.Read more
If Democrats want to start winning elections again they need to figure out how to kill Zombie Clintonism immediately. Unless Zombie Clintonism dies; and gets replaced with something real, the Democratic Party will become a permanent minority.Read more