Weekend Reads

Take a break from politics this weekend. But, if you’re looking for some good reads, enjoy. As always, email us your thoughts, suggestions, or ideas at editor@forwardthinkingpolitics.com America’s men problem (Chicago Tribune) A (hypocritical) take on Sen. Al Franken (Star-Tribune) Speaking of hypocrisy, meet Kellyanne Conway (Politico) This guy probably won’t get elected Governor of […]

Politics is Making Me Crazy

Politics often reinforces what people already believe, that’s why we have political parties. It’s never been about tribalism or purity. Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller existed in the same party in the 1960’s, but that wouldn’t be the case anymore. Both parties have been decimated by radical extremists. The Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wing […]

How Is This Happening?

(Disclosure: language warning in the links) We’re at quite a strange and disheartening time in American politics. Some elected officials, and their supporters, did not condemn white supremacists when they caused all kinds of trouble in Charlottesville, VA, including driving a car into a crowd and killing a woman. Even vaunted political figures Jake and […]

Weekend Reads

Let us know what’s on your mind. Email us at editor@forwardthinkingpolitics.com. Have a great weekend. One year after the 2016 election, Esquire has an oral history. What are Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, Sean Spicer, and Michael Flynn doing post-White House? (Politico) Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times with one perspective on reducing gun violence. Is […]

That’s Not How This is Supposed to Work, Virginia

Most of the country is getting a break from elections this year. (Except for places where 2018 races are already ridiculous.) Unfortunately for voters in Virginia, though, they’ve found themselves subject to a mean, nasty, and crazy Governor’s race. Virginia limits its Governor to one term, so every four years voters see a bare-knuckled brawl […]

Weekend Reads

Let us know what you think. Email us anytime at editor@forwardthinkingpolitics.com. Here are your good reads for the weekend: How Russians hacked Democrats’ emails (Associated Press) You have to read this piece on John Boehner’s post-Congress life (Politico Magazine) Interesting take on John Kelly’s controversial Civil War comments (The Atlantic) When Vanity Fair writes about the […]