It’s hard for the donkeys to win the race if they’re going to carry the elephants on their backs.
The middle of the road is for yellow lines and dead armadillos.
The good news, though, is that I find in my political travels that people, as regular citizens, are more interested than ever in getting together and having discussions. They want to hear about other viewpoints that differ entirely from what the administration is putting out.
Politics isn’t about left versus right; it’s about top versus bottom.
Do something. If it doesn’t work, do something else. No idea is too crazy.
What created democracy was Thomas Paine and Shays’ Rebellion, the suffragists and the abolitionists and on down through the populists and the labor movement, including the Wobblies. Tough, in your face people… Mother Jones, Woody Guthrie… Martin Luther King and Caesar Chavez. And now it’s down to us.
If you can’t be a populist in Arkansas, you ain’t going to be a populist in Washington.
When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism.
The corporations don’t have to lobby the government anymore. They are the government.