Trump is going to lose this election. But unless he loses BIG, we are in for a bumpy ride over the next several weeks. We can avoid all that if every single person who can vote, and hasn’t already, does vote on November 3rd. Wear a mask, socially distance, and VOTE! With just a week to go before the election, … Read More
One week to go…no time to let up!
Never has there been more at stake than at this election. Four more years of Donald Trump in the White House and Mitch McConnell running the Senate will be disastrous for this country and for the whole planet. We have climate deniers and fossil fuel investors handling our climate crisis. We have science deniers and anti-maskers running our pandemic response. … Read More
The Youth Vote Will Decide This Election
In 2016, Hillary Clinton got nearly 3 million more votes nationwide than Donald Trump. But Trump won the electoral college vote by narrowly winning in just three states: Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. In Michigan, Trump beat Clinton by just 10,704 votes, thus capturing all 16 of Michigan’s electoral college votes. More than 500,000 young people under 25 did not vote … Read More
I don’t love Joe Biden…
but I’m voting for him anyway Why? Because voting for President is not a love-fest. It’s not like choosing what to watch on Netflix. It’s not even like voting whether or not to legalize marijuana in your state. Sometimes we get to use our vote as if we were at a beauty contest: we cast our vote for whoever we … Read More
Skepticism is healthy, but Planet of the Humans is toxic
A review of Planet of the Humans, directed by Jeff Gibbs, Executive Producer: Michael Moore. by Timmon Wallis It can be refreshing to watch a true believer taking a deeper look at their own sacred cows. But in his rush to be open-minded about his long-cherished environmental beliefs, Jeff Gibbs has thrown out the baby with the bathwater. He lumps … Read More
Dear Joe, You Can Do Better!
Dear Joe Biden, You might be the Democratic candidate for President in November. You might even be the next President of the United States. But your policies fall far short of what we, as a country, need right now. And we know you can do better than that, Joe. Universal healthcare You have called healthcare a “human right” and said … Read More
We love you, Wisconsin!
2016 Primary results: Sanders = Green, Clinton = Yellow and we’re counting on you to save the world… Bernie Sanders won Wisconsin by a large margin in 2016, setting the scene for further wins in other states that almost brought him the nomination. In the end, Democrats – and the Democratic Party establishment – opted for a more “moderate” candidate … Read More
Bernie: Time to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons
Bernie, when asked in Wolfboro, New Hampshire, what he thought about the US having a “no first use” policy with regard to nuclear weapons, responded in his usual matter-of-fact way: “I don’t believe that the United States should start a nuclear war. Period. End of discussion,” he said. Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang also support a … Read More
Pete Buttigieg: A Green New Deal “For All Who Want It”?
Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has proposed, in place of Bernie’s Medicare for All, what he calls, “Medicare for All Who Want It.” He wants to take it slow and steady on healthcare and not ruffle too many feathers. That seems to be his approach on climate as well. In place of Bernie’s Green New Deal, Pete has proposed what he … Read More
Please Tell the American People the Truth:
Nuclear Weapons Must Never Be Used Again An Open Letter to Elizabeth Warren Dear Elizabeth, At the Presidential Candidates Debate (on July 30, 2019), you looked shocked and incredulous when Governor Steve Bullock said he wasn’t willing to take America’s option to start a nuclear war “off the table.” But when he went on to describe “all those crazy folks” … Read More