About Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

She Persists

I was rather surprised by the lack of showing on behalf of Elizabeth Warren. Of the current crop of candidates, she comes across as the most intelligent, prepared and capable. And despite what many establishment Democrats and virtually all Republicans say, she’s barely Left of Center, policy wise. The last… Continue reading

A Responsibility to Govern

Plato once wrote, “The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.” In the context of our republic, I see that as a responsibility to participate, agitate and above all, educate. A poor choice can be disastrous, an informed choice at least shows… Continue reading

Our Mandated Health Care – What the Hell did I just pay for?!

Every month I receive a statement from my health insurance, which I ordered up through the marketplace, www.healthcare.gov. It’s a frustrating experience. Before I tell you why, let me give you a bit of a rundown on my personal situation. I have a family of five and Uncle Sam said… Continue reading

“Free Stuff”

Originally posted February 25th, 2019 We’re going to be seeing a lot more talk about Socialism now that Bernie is running again. You’re probably going to see a lot posts about people, especially Millennials, demanding “free” stuff. I’d like a minute to talk about that, if you’re game. Well, probably… Continue reading