Defeating supply-side economics with supply-side democracy

One of terms with which Republicans couch their conservative views is supply-side economics. It sounds innocent enough, but history since the “Reagan Revolution” has shown us that it tends to benefit the 1% (only in the short run) and stagnate growth for the remaining 99%. Ironically, one of the ways in which we might be…

The case for the 38-year old Supreme Court Justice

This is not complicated. Here are two reasons why it would be an excellent idea for President Obama to nominate someone approximately 38 years old to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Of the eight current members of the Court, five are older than 65. The…

Abortion: Focusing on the real issues, not the distractions

Abortion opponents often like to dwell on minutia, such as whether or not Planned Parenthood profits from making embryonic organs available for life-saving research. If not that, then they like to have absolute answers to esoteric questions like what is the meaning of life. What most opponents of abortion do not do very well is…