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What Happens When the Far Right Really Ends Birth Control? The Malthusian Nightmare GOP Style

Rick Santorum and the men of the GOP rail on about Right-to-Life issues.  It’s a Republican conundrum: Appeasing the Religious Right creates a nightmarish welfare state abhorrent to selfish Libertarian … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 5 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

Santorum Rises Armed with Super PAC Nukes, not Populist Wave

The rapid rise in fortunes for the Rick Santorum campaign was not a sudden surge of populism. The real story of Tuesday’s Iowa Caucuses is that the hand of the … Continue reading

January 6, 2012 · 6 Comments

No Cure for the Chronic Malady of the American Political Spirit

The Tea Party should more appropriately be called the Me Party. There is a feeling of callousness and disdain for the poor floating around in the air lately. It is … Continue reading

September 28, 2011 · 17 Comments

No More Sympathy For The Devil

  “Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name But what’s puzzling you Is the nature of my game…” Like the famous Rolling Stones tune,  Republicans and their Tea … Continue reading

August 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Power of the Big Lie for the GOP

Last night, the first Republican Presidential primary debate for the 2012 election was awash with all kinds of interesting factoids that were dead-bang wrong. Illusions. Myths. Mendacities. Lies.  They project … Continue reading

June 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Sorry Republicans: TARP Worked.

If you turned on a TV, or picked up a newspaper, or logged in to the Internet in 2008, it was everywhere: The Bailout. It was evil. It was immoral. … Continue reading

May 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

GOP 2012: Running for the Sidelines, Not the White House

Most of the “GOP hopefuls” know that they do not have a hope in hell of winning. So why do it?  The label “Republican Candidate” is a rhetorical gold mine … Continue reading

May 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Obama’s Big Educational Goals Translate Into Republican Retaliation Against Teacher Union in Florida

Be careful about setting up broad-stroke directives, President Obama. Politicians and bureaucrats of less noble intent may use them poorly, as is the case here in Florida. The Republican-controlled government, … Continue reading

April 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

“Taxpayer March” – Real Outrage or McCain-Palin White Angst II?

Are we seeing the dividends of John McCain’s 11th hour attempt to use white fear and anger to launch himself into the Oval Office?

September 12, 2009 · Leave a comment
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