When does accountability begin?

Leverage: don’t make deals without it. –Donald Trump, The Art of the Deal, 1987 It’s tempting to go Machiavellian during primaries. Even during general elections after primaries. But there’s a great danger for the grassroots. If we don’t hold candidates accountable during the race when we have all the leverage, how can we possibly hold …

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3 Top Ways to Clean Up St. Louis County Government

Meet Chip Tuesday, March 22 from 5:30 to 7:00. Details below. You can help clean up St. Louis County government. And you can have a good time doing it.  Here’s how. 1.  Like L. K. “Chip” Wood’s Facebook page. It’ll take only a second, and you’ll feel more connected and productive just by doing it. …

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Do You Hear The People Sing?

It’s been almost two years since we met. At the time, I had no idea where this was going. Or what I was doing. I still don’t know what I’m doing, but we all know where America is headed. Beginning Tuesday, because of your passionate, tireless efforts, America is returning to the right course to …

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A Magical Moment

On November 5, 1980, ABC News Nightline was devoted to the aftermath of the election.  Ronald Reagan won 51-41 over incumbent Jimmy Carter.  Republicans took the Senate and picked up 30+ seats in the house.  The YouTube clip below shows us only the beginning of the program.  But it’s a great reminder of what lies …

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What Are We For?

A few weeks back, the Christian Science Monitor asked me to write an op-ed. The subject was, “If the Tea Party ran America, how would things change; and why do you think you’ll win?” The call was my opportunity to break from the easy, unassailable position that things are bad and getting worse. It meant …

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4 Ways to Stop Democrat Sen. Bob Casey From Stealing Your Tax Money to Reimburse SEIU for Bribing Media Matters and Huffington Post

Dana Loesch and 24th State have revealed the ring of corruption that extends from St. Louis bloggers and local St. Louis leftist rag, through SEIU, to Media Matters and Huffington Post.  An additional crook in this den of thieves is Democrat Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. Casey has introduced yet another bailout package.  This time, …

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Poll: Tim Burns Can Take Murtha’s Seat

The final poll before Tuesday’s special election to fill Jack Murtha’s unexpired seat in the U.S. House shows that Republican Tim Burns is neck and neck with Democrat and pork barrel specialist Mark Critz. (Yes, Critz’s campaign is funded by lobbyists and special interests.) PPP has it 48 to 47 Burns. That means GOTV will …

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Public Policy Polling

I realize that most people aren’t reading political insider blogs at 4:30 in the morning. But something in this story bothers me: But there’s also one big reason why the Democrats may just pull it out- and why Republicans may not have as big an election year as we’re anticipating. And that’s because only 26% …

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