Politics: Celebrity and Daring

by Judy Ferro “Democrats would be better off if they ran Oprah or Tom Hanks … why don’t we run beloved people?…Why don’t we run somebody that the American people love and are really drawn to, and that are smart and have good politics and all that” (filmmaker Michael Moore on CNN’s Face the Nation). …

Politics: What Next?

by Judy Ferro Thousands of Democratic voters are seeking to relieve anger and depression by doing something tangible to limit the length and depth of the Trump apocalypse. Some optimists believe that they can change the outcome by arguing Electoral College members into doing the “right thing” by voting for the winner of the popular …

Elections: Thanks to those who “carried on”

by Judy Ferro “There is only one redeeming thing about this whole election. It will be over at sundown, and let everybody pray that it’s not a tie, for we couldn’t go through with this thing again.” –Will Rogers-                 Part of me wishes Will Rogers was around to comment on today’s election, and part …

Politics: Democrats elated over new platform

by Judy Ferro They clapped, they cheered, they stomped, and then they clapped some more! Democrats were elated when the final draft of their 2016 platform was presented, and they showed it. Looking back after a week, I realize that the cheers wouldn’t have been so enthusiastic if forging the platform had presented no difficulties. …

Idaho Politics: Idaho Dems Caucus for Bernie, Hillary

by Judy Ferro Did you hear that Idaho Democrats had a caucus last week? LOL? The event not only got a front page mentions in the Idaho Press-Tribune and coverage from local TV stations, but several mentions on CNN. Favorable coverage for Idaho on national TV—gotta love it! Overnight the jokes about Democrats meeting in …