Hey Joe, Where Ya Goin With that Poll in Your Hand?

You can say what you want about Joe Biden. In fact there is quite a bit to say, mainly because he’s 76 with a half a century in the spotlight of public service. He’s also human.  Like all of us he has strengths and weaknesses. Plenty of recorded history to pull apart or accentuate to create a political hero or villain. One thing I do like about Joe is that whatever is on his mind usually doesn't stay there. He’s not only a member, he’s a founder of Gaffaholic club for men. So I was pleased that he saved us all from having to say things about him by announcing that he is unfit for office.

But what can I actually do about election justice?

Cheerleading progressive favorites isn't enough to save the world, and neither is proclaiming that the system is hopelessly corrupt. Here are some things we can actually do and spread the word about to pave the way for better candidates and better policy in the future.

#NewDealOrNoDeal

A comprehensive but time sensitive solution to head off oligarchy and plainly resolve the absurdity regarding the heinous Citizens United/ McCutcheon decisions. It's a viable plan to repair our campaign finance issues so we can get necessary representation, then resolve our economy so we can use it.

The Name 'Progressive' - Its Proponents, Would-Be Usurpers, & Wannabe Exploiters

An examination of the several camps calling themselves "Progressive" in the US today, with a discussion of the hsitory involved in how they came to be and the distinctions between them.

A Federal Jobs Guarantee is Crucial For Progressive Policies

Having a FJG waiting in the wings for people who are impacted by any of these disruptions in our economy, however well-intended, is crucial.

Savage Joy Interviews Zak Ringelstein, Candidate for US Senate

Joy gets to interview her most requested guest, Zak Ringelstein, a Maine public school teacher running for the U.S. Senate.  Having had the opportunity to see political and corporate leaders through his work in education policy, Zak understands how little the citizens’ interests are represented at the highest levels of power.  This will be the first election with ranked choice voting, which was implemented in Maine through activism and popular support, despite the obstructions of elected state officials.

Savage Joy Interviews Brian Abrahamson

Joy again chats with Brian Abrahamson, an independent candidate for the Minnesota State House, District 22A. Brian ran as a Democrat in the primary, but was yet another victim of suspicious activity, coming in second. This time Brian is running as an Independent. Not surprisingly, he again had pushback from the established parties, and Brian was shut out of debates with the other candidates.

Verifiable Facts and Hard Decisions Pt. I

In a world of 'fake news', you can still find the truths to build your worldview.

Savage Joy Interviews Maria Estrada, California Assembly Candidate 63rd District

Joy welcomes Maria Estrada, who is running for the California state assembly to represent the 63rd district, currently represented by Anthony Rendon, Speaker of the Assembly.  Maria describes the resistance to her campaign by establishment politicians, who went as far as canceling community events rather than allowing her to make an appearance.  Despite such resistance, Maria gets her energy and drive from her supporters, who are actively spreading the word about her campaign.  

Savage Joy Interviews Tim Canova for Her 1 Year Anniversary

Savage Joy celebrates by interviewing the man who was also her first guest, Tim Canova!

Policy not Party

There's nothing else that matters.

What's Wrong With The Green Party?

Something that has been around for 34 years without threatening the duopoly is something that the duopoly is happy to see exist, because it only serves to sheepherd angry progressives into a vehicle for failure. The Green Party needs to appeal to the working class if it's to gain any electoral success, but even that might be insufficient to resolve their profound image problems. There might be a better option.

Truth Above Party

Nothing gets done until we all understand macroeconomic reality.

The End of the Duopoly is Nigh

Fooling the masses will not be the key for victory for the Establishment.

Existential Voting Booth - A Slam Poem

A slam poem describing the angst of a Real Progressive

Vote For the Candidates You Want

An explanation of Approval Voting, a better choice to enhance democracy and eliminate strategic voting.

We the People or What is a Progressive

Reading it, the intention of the preamble is pretty clear, it is America’s mission statement.  It stands separate from the details of the Constitution and establishes a set of standards for the United States.

How Politics is Making us Drink the Kool-Aid

When the truth threatens our fantasies, we're quick to disassociate, and it enforces the truths we are told. Small misgivings or even misunderstandings are blown up, twisted to prove their side right, while major problems are hidden. When you are already braced for a war to defend an idea, anyone speaking against it will be hushed and painted as a traitor.