Vote Blue, Part II

I wan to follow up on my post below. Because if it sounds like I’m bitter and hopeless, well, you wouldn’t be entirely wrong for thinking that, Bitter, definitely. Hopeless…not yet. Not quite yet. Hopelessness comes from feeling as if it doesn’t matter what you do, because nothing is going to change. My last post about the federal minimum wage not having changed since 2009, while...

Vote Blue

Just for informational purposes, the United States' federal minimum wage was $7.25 in 2009. And 2010. And 2011. And 2012. And 2013. And 2014. And 2015. And 2016. And 2017. And 2018. And 2019. For comparison, here is what a civilized nation just did: Voters in Geneva, Switzerland, have agreed to introduce a minimum wage in the canton that is the equivalent of $25 an hour So, it's 2020, another in...

The Choice, 2020

On Friday, Donald Trump tweeted that "when the Looting starts, the shooting starts." Earlier today, All-but-certain Democratic nominee Joe Biden weighed in: This is really where we (still) are in America, 2020. And make no mistake, if we still have an election this fall, Democrats will absolutely campaign for Biden on "we suck less." We can and should do better than both these guys, America,...