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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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