Category: Strange Bedfellows

  • Mile High Alliances

    Mile High Alliances

    Which odd couples were caught in the act of agreeing and disagreeing on hydrogen-powered commercial air flights? Welcome to Strange Bedfellow Wednesday. We’re told we can’t agree on anything political. That doesn’t fly with us, the silent supermajority. A Politics 4.0, 4-minute read. The Puzzle Countries bordering mountains that depend on the runoff to feed their…

  • Odd Couples Both For & Against the P50L EITC

    Odd Couples Both For & Against the P50L EITC

    The P50L Earned Income Tax Credit for FULL-TIME workers would raise the payment to halfway (50%) between the Poverty line (P) and the Living Wage (L). Welcome to Politically Stange Bedfellow Wednesday for those in favor or against this week’s solution. The Problem Our middle class has shrunk by 11% in 40 years, and the…

  • Voting in Bed 2: New Ballots Can Fix Our Broken Democratic Republic

    Voting in Bed 2: New Ballots Can Fix Our Broken Democratic Republic

    We score public policy solutions, and the voting ideas in the lead are open primaries, a fraud-free guaranteed vote, and new ballots. Recent polling shows 63% of Americans want a third party, but that will never happen with voting systems from the 18th century. Welcome to Politically Strange Bedfellow Wednesday. In this sequel to Voting…

  • Which Odd Couples Are Starting Families Soon?

    Which Odd Couples Are Starting Families Soon?

    It’s Thanksgiving Week for the Pro-Family Act: Will baby bumps also be a bump for the economy —or- be a strain on relationships and the national budget? Welcome to Politically Strange Bedfellow Wednesday, when we dish on the odd couples for and against the Pro-Family FUN* Act and which might be expecting chicks sometime soon.…

  • When Veterans Day Met Elections Day

    When Veterans Day Met Elections Day

    Every great love starts with an origin story. It’s Politically Strange Bedfellow Wednesday when we dish on the odd couples speaking now or forever holding their peace about Veterans Day Voting. How They Met While waiting in a long line at a polling station on a workday, Veterans invited Election Day out for coffee. They…

  • Which Odd Couples Are Rising When the Sun Doesn’t Shine?

    Which Odd Couples Are Rising When the Sun Doesn’t Shine?

    Early bird curious? Night owl prowling? Maybe you’re the kind of bird who crows both ways, at dusk and dawn. Welcome to Politically Strange Bedfellow Wednesday, when we dish on the odd couples for and against Permanent Standard Time. Now, before we tattle, you might want to scroll down for Politics 4.0’s Four Kinds of…

  • YIKES: Scary Closed Primaries, Scarier Couples, and the Scariest Candidates

    YIKES: Scary Closed Primaries, Scarier Couples, and the Scariest Candidates

    Halloween week: It’s a very special Politically Strange Bedfellow Wednesday when we dish on the odd pears for and against Truly OPEN Primaries. Shouldn’t elections be less scary? This Week’s Political Flap The House of Representatives has only 36 of 435 districts competitive, so 399 are either Democrat or Republican monopolies. Does that seem American?…

  • Odd Couples in the Supersized House of Representatives Debate

    Odd Couples in the Supersized House of Representatives Debate

    We’re fantasizing about counties working together to solve their own problems instead of waiting for more duopoly excuses. Welcome to Strange Bedfellow Wednesday, when we dish on the odd couples for and against the Original First Amendment. What was the initial attraction, their first fight, and why did they kiss and make up? This Week’sPolitical…

  • Odd Couples Hookup For and Against the Shared FATE Stock Trading Act

    Odd Couples Hookup For and Against the Shared FATE Stock Trading Act

    Whether Envy, Spite, Sloth, Greed —or- Self-sacrifice, Nurture, Tough-love or Self-love, the heart wants what it wants. Welcome to Politically Strange Bedfellow Wednesday. Every week, we dish on the odd couples For and Against this week’s solution. Who’ll hook up this week? This Week’s Political Flap Congress passes favorable or unfavorable laws, tax breaks, grants,…

  • Living Wage Odd Couples

    Living Wage Odd Couples

    Get a Room. The cost of crime is 2x to 10x that of raising all full-time workers to a living wage. It’s time for the two parties to commit. Welcome, and we mean WELCOME, to Strange Bedfellow Wednesday. Let’s dish on the odd couples for and against the WELCOME Middle-Class Act. The problem is a…