I warned the Democratic Party in 2016 and now again for 2020.

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Throughout 2016 I kept telling the national Democratic Party and its various front groups that Bernie Sanders was the VERY BEST on the issues, and he RESONATED WITH THE PUBLIC’S DEMAND FOR STRONG PROGRESSIVE CHANGES, and he was INSPIRING NEW PEOPLE TO VOTE, so if Bernie Sanders would become the nominee, he would WIN IN A LANDSLIDE, and he would have long coat-tails that would elect Democrats all the way down the ballot, including Congress and state and local offices. Instead, the national Democratic Party TRAMPLED OVER THE VOTERS’ INTERESTS and crammed Hillary Clinton down our throats, despite the fact […]

Info about Trump’s NAFTA 2.0, the USCMA

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In January 2020 Congress passed NAFTA 2.0 (Trump’s USMCA), which increases fossil fuel pollution in Mexico:  https://truthout.org/articles/with-passage-of-nafta-2-0-congress-boosts-fossil-fuel-polluters-in-mexico/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=e5ce0dde-589e-4dd6-a92a-a4dcf710c66f   People who care about the environment and the climate opposed Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 (USMCA), but Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats caved in to Trump and the oil companies.  U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, the House’s top Democrat, caved in to Trump and moved his trade toward House passage DESPITE its failure to include any of the key changes environmental and climate groups have been demanding over the last year.  Trump’s trade deal does not even mention the climate crisis, let alone do anything […]

Much smarter, more efficient rail transportation for passengers and freight

January 19, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Progressives keep talking about “bullet trains” and other very high speed rail projects. There are BETTER REMEDIES than those! Some Olympia area folks have watched and discussed this short video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaf6baEu0_w – but there are MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVES than what this short video discusses. For several years I have been supporting “SOLUTIONARY RAIL” (www.solutionaryrail.org), which would significantly reduce carbon emissions in transportation, reduce air pollution at transportation hubs, reduce highway/freeway congestion, help transportation workers, and provide other benefits. My December 2017 TV interview focused on that, and my November 2019 TV interview will provide more information about it. Here […]

THESE should be Articles of Impeachment to remove Trump!

December 29, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump has committed MANY, MANY violations of the Constitution and MANY, MANY violations of federal law. But the House Democrats have given him a FREE RIDE — negligently EXONERATED him — for NEARLY ALL of those violations, which REALLY ARE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES! THESE ITEMS IDENTIFY SOME TRULY IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES.  The House should create Articles of Impeachment for these:   Ted Rall, who — besides being a skilled cartoonist — is also a savvy political analyst, urges these impeachable offenses:   https://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Articles-of-Impeachmen-by-Ted-Rall-Articles-Of-Impeachment_Bipartisan_Conviction_Senate-191228-892.html   Paul Blumenthal urged impeaching Trump for these reasons:  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-impeachment-impeachable-act_n_5de6edb3e4b0913e6f872731?ncid=newsltushpmgpolitics   One of the strongest, most consistent non-profit organizations urging […]

Biden’s anti-Trump campaign strategy is simplistic and deceptive — and a sure way to lose in 2020.

December 28, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In 2016 Hillary Clinton campaigned by telling voters that the status quo was just fine and she would tinker only a little around the edges. In contrast, Trump recognized that problems existed and voters were angry. (Trump lied about many things, but at least he did tap into the anger, so millions of voters rewarded him.) Once Trump took power, the entire Republican Party rallied around him with absolute loyalty like a cult’s true believers. Actually, the entire Republican Party really has been very Trump-like for many years (racist ever since Nixon’s 1968 “Southern Strategy” of racism, utterly subservient to […]

“State and Local Efforts to Protect Immigrants’ Rights”

December 23, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

The January 2020 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable anytime through Glen Anderson’s blog — SEE BELOW) brings you up to date on what has been happening to immigrants – and what people at the state and local levels are doing to solve the problems. If you are a little fuzzy on understanding the problems and solutions, this program is for you. And if you are already well informed people will learn more. Also, everyone will be inspired and encouraged by the positive work that’s being done statewide and here in our local community. Two knowledgeable guests […]

Here is a solid case for REAL “Medicare for All” — UNIVERSAL SINGLE-PAYER!

December 22, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Now politicians are finally talking about “Medicare for All,” but SOME politicians are weakening the concept by pretending that a “public option” would suffice, or by protecting the health insurance companies’ role in the system. Obama’s Affordable Care Act still left many millions of people with NO health care, and the ACA gave MORE POWER AND CONTROL to insurance companies.  The ACA also PROHIBITED the government from negotiating with Big Pharma for lower prices. Now is a good time to understand what REAL “Medicare for All” would be.  It is UNIVERSAL SINGLE-PAYER! My December 2015 TV program explained it very […]

Do not let Trump fool Democrats and labor into supporting NAFTA 2.0 or his China trade deal.

December 18, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

On December 116, 2019, The American Prospect (www.prospect.org) posted this article by Robert Kuttner that explains a problem with Trump’s NAFTA 2.0 and the Democratic Party’s leadership in Congress. I could not find the article on their website, so I copied and pasted it here: DECEMBER 16, 2019 Kuttner on TAP How Trump Became a Fake Champion of Mexican Labor Rights (Of All Things). The NAFTA deal has hit a last-minute snag because one key provision in the House bill negotiated between the Democrats and Trump trade officials was not cleared with the Mexicans. This is the all-important provision giving […]

Support the Mar-a-Lago Dump for Fossil Fuel Sludge and Nuclear Waste

December 15, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Trump is persisting with his OBSESSION to massively increase oil drilling, coal mining, nuclear power, and nuclear weapons. All of these would MASSIIVELYL INCREASE the amounts of sludge and wastes from those nuclear and fossil fuel operations. The wastes will need to go somewhere. Since Trump is so enthusiastic about those, I’m proposing a gigantic toxic waste dump right next door to his Mar-a-Lago luxury resort in Florida. Before the Trump era, the Environmental Protection Agency would have prevented such a project. But Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency — which now under Trump PUSHES TO ABUSE THE ENVIRONMENT — […]

In December 2017 Trump and Republicans in Congress RIPPED US OFF by letting EXTREMELY RICH people and corporations avoid paying their fair share of taxes. They SHIFTED tax responsibility onto us.

December 11, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

In an honest democracy, every person would have rights and responsibilities based on their appropriate situations.  Poor people would be helped.  Rich people would pay their fair share of taxes to pay for the political and economic systems that made them rich. But — as you know — economic inequality has been widening horribly ever since the mid-1970s.  This is true regardless of which party runs the Congress or the Executive Branch. But it is getting radically worse under Trump and the Republicans who dominated the U.S. House and Senate in 2017.  In December 2017 they passed a GIGANTIC piece […]

The 2020 election may hinge on universal healthcare

December 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Public opinion polls keep showing A MAJORITY OF VOTERS demand UNIVERSAL SINGLE-PAYER health care! But the institutional Democratic Party is NOT LISTENING TO VOTERS! Biden, Buttigieg, and other “centrists” are really CONSERVATIVES who OPPOSE WHAT THE VOTERS WANT.  Their ANTAGONISM TO THE VOTERS is REPELLING VOTERS away from the Democratic Party. In order to win, DEMOCRATS MUST INSPIRE VOTERS WITH BOLD PROGRESSIVE PLANS – such as Universal Single-Payer – that will inspire new people to come out and vote Democratic. Instead, the institutional Democratic Party is ANTAGONIZING AND REPELLING VOTERS by letting conservatives (Biden, Buttigieg, etc.) dominate the party.  “Centrists” […]

VOTERS DEMAND strong climate actions, but Joe Biden’s top climate advisor is a high-level person from the fossil fuel industry

December 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

FACT #1:  OVERWHELMINGLY, a STRONG MAJORITY OF VOTERS — across the entire political spectrum — care about the climate crisis.  Voters demand strong actions to curb the climate crisis. FACT #2:  Young people are ESPECIALLY outraged that our government has failed to take strong actions for the climate. FACT #3:  The Democratic Party KNOWS that in order to win it ABSOLUTELY MUST INCREASE VOTER TURNOUT. FACT #4:  Joe Biden seems UTTERLY CLUELESS and appointed as his TOP CLIMATE ADVISOR someone with a long history within the fossil fuel industry. Biden is SO CLUELESS that he will REPEL VOTERS — especially […]

The Democratic Party ALSO suppresses voters, but unwittingly and in different ways.

December 8, 2019 GlenAnderson 0

Many people denounce the Republican Party for DELIBERATELY INTERFERING WITH PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO VOTE. State and local governments that are dominated by Republicans pass laws and regulations that make it hard for the “wrong” kinds of people (people likely to vote for Democrats) to vote.  Republicans DELIBERATELY remove polling places in minority neighborhoods, purge voting rolls, limit early voting, require excessive ID, prevent returned felons from voting, etc., etc., etc.  Republicans DELIBERATELY SUPPRESS voters because Republicans’ overall policies are so cruel and unjust that they cannot win on the issues, so they resort to restricting voting rights so their true […]