Can We Escape the Gridlock?

By Mike Koetting   May 10, 2017

Today’s post follows from last week’s discussion of how Democrats and the White Working Class were no longer getting along, as typified in the movie Hell or High Water.  (Like last week’s post, this essay was written before the actual election.)  It addresses the difficulties of a more inclusive Democratic Party. Continue reading “Can We Escape the Gridlock?”

Between Hell and High Water

By Mike Koetting      May 2, 2017

Below is the first post in my new blog, Between Hell and High Water.  It was actually written in September, 2016, shortly after I saw the move “Hell or High Water”, which obviously is the inspiration for the title of this blog.  As I was watching, I thought: “Uh-oh.  The Democrats are in trouble.”  To be fair, I didn’t see the unraveling going as far as electing Trump.  But I did see a problem. Continue reading “Between Hell and High Water”