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Government is Good

“Demon government.”  The government is too BIG. Big Brother infringes upon “real” liberty. Government is Eeevil. Extremist conservatives rant and rave about gun confiscations and black helicopters. Extremist liberals rant and … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

A Tea-Bone to Pick with the Constitution’s Framers Over Elections

America is the perfect imperfect, and the U.S. Constitution reflects the achilles heel of Framer thinking that is killing our democracy: Elections. The Framers weren’t big on the details. They … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 10 Comments

Who, Exactly, is a “Criminal”? The Bad Guys are “Law Abiding” Citizens More Often

Who, exactly, is a “criminal?” According guns-gone-wild advocates, these weapons are there to protect us from “criminals.”   Newtown shooter Adam Lanza had no prior criminal record. Gabrielle Giffords’ shooter, Jared … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Winner and Still Champion…112th Worst Congress EVER!

Latrice Phillips And the winner for the worst Congress…EVER…goes to… The 112th Congress for being ineffectual, childish and rendering the most powerful nation in the world impotent. Many of you … Continue reading

January 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Problem isn’t the Fiscal Cliffs, It’s the Lemmings Running

  If you don’t buy a toaster by January 17, you will die. Sounds stupid, doesn’t it?  Yet it is no more ridiculous threat than the equally fictitious “fiscal cliff.” … Continue reading

December 7, 2012 · 11 Comments

Citizens United Breaches the Levees of Democracy: Will We, the People Defend America?

The American political system has been breached like the Ninth Ward in New Orleans by a judicial-activist Katrina: The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  Super PACs and billionaires are flooding … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Club for Growth is RINO Hunting Dick Lugar and… Marco Rubio?

The Club for Growth, unimpressed with the GOP presidential pack are going RINO (Republican in Name Only) hunting. The same anti-union, anti-women, Tea Party backers are looking to bag big … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 13 Comments

A State of the Union, Without Rebuttal

Democrats have a few whopping-bad ideas that we inject from time-to-time into the political system. One of them, the “response” to the State of the Union address, initiated under King … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Wally Way: Is Walmart Destroying America?

“You shouldn’t shop at Wal-Mart. Their employees make low wages and the company doesn’t provide health insurance for them.” My mother spoke as I continued to look for an available … Continue reading

August 30, 2011 · 13 Comments

A Moment of Reflection on Government Policy and the Real World, with Whales.

I sit in front of a panoramic window, looking out at the vastness of the Pacific, after a few days of holiday that, perhaps aptly, was taken as the crisis … Continue reading

August 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

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