Who Is the American Middle? Almost Everyone You’ve Ever Known Is Crazy (but Might Not Know it Yet)

Who is the American Middle that has the power to make the 2012 election something different? Most people reading this post.  That huge nexus of overlap between the responsible Tea Partiers and the responsible Occupiers.  The employed. The unemployed.  The insured and uninsured.  Homebuilders and homeless.  Students with too much debt, families without enough food. … Continue reading Who Is the American Middle? Almost Everyone You’ve Ever Known Is Crazy (but Might Not Know it Yet)

Dear Occupy and Tea Party: Let’s Do This Thing Together

I support Occupy Wall Street.  I'm also hip to the fact that Wall Street occupies both sides of Congress and, let's be honest, the war chests of everyone (everyone) (update: my bad, not EVERYONE) running for President. I was talking with a friend today about the differences and similarities between Occupy and the Tea Party.  … Continue reading Dear Occupy and Tea Party: Let’s Do This Thing Together

More Thoughts on the American Spring, Maxine Waters, and Reform-Based Populism

I get it. Some people think Obama was supposed to be the American Spring. Some people think the Tea Party is the American Spring. Some people think the Tea Party should go straight to hell.  Some Congresspeople go and say it. Al Gore says we need an American Spring to counteract the Tea Party. With … Continue reading More Thoughts on the American Spring, Maxine Waters, and Reform-Based Populism