Proud to be an Independent Progressive. I am a progressive- a one time Eisenhower Republican (from 1965 through 2004)who is now a Democrat. I live in a very RED STATE and am a community activist with a very BLUE AGENDA. I was a professor of history, and am now a researcher and gentleman farmer. My political positions are mixed - thus my preferred identification as a Progressive Independent. I am conservative on matters of military intervention, in regard to abortion, immigration, the public school system, gun rights, taxation, voter ID. But I am a traditional conservative, a Buckley, National Review, Eisenhower Republican..... I am a liberal on matters of health care care, funding education, taxation (yes one can be both liberal and conservative on this), civil rights, and alternative energy development/climate change.

What If? The Affordable Care Act and the Supreme Court

If the Court finds the mandate unconstitutional, will they find it severable from the rest of the law? If not, that would strike the whole ACA down. If so, can the ACA survive?

A Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Obama: “His work is not done. Our need is still real.”

A powerful thing happened at the GOP's Missouri Caucus and it had little to do with the caucus. I met a Democratic Psychiatrist who drafted an extraordinary statement about Obama and how his remarkable qualities seem to have kept Americans afloat emotionally through the worst times in recent memory.

The End of Right Wing Talk Radio???

The Rush Limbaugh Boycott.....success far beyond our hopes. As of Friday March 9, at least 61 sponsors had pulled their support from Rush Limbaugh's daily rant and rave. On Thursday, Limbaugh's...

Giving Limbaugh the Bum’s Rush

The Best Apology from Limbaugh would be for Limbaugh to Leave the Air... His absence is the only "I'm sorry" that will do. IT IS TIME TO PUSH THIS CREATURE FROM...

Idea of GOP Brokered Convention Broke

All the Talk of a Brokered Convention­....just talk, talk, talk.... The reality. There are no such things as real political “brokers” embedded in the parties any more.....t­herefore no brokered convention­. Pre-1976,...

Free to Assemble- Not in Indiana; A GOP Tactic at Work

If you don't want to hear it- shut them down, keep them out.

Will Gingrich be Stopped? Sure. By himself.

If Gingrich were a stock, I’d say sell high, which means I'd sell soon.

Occupy Wall Street: A Vision for A Movement by and for the 99 Percent!

There is such a sad feeling in this country now that our government seems to have completely failed us. The Occupy Movement is the 99 Percenters Response to that failure.

Getting It Wrong In Afghanistan: Victory and Loss in 2002 and Today

With a wiser and less duplicitous administration, the U.S. could have left Afghanistan in 2002.

The One Percent: Who Are They? What Do They Do? How Much Do They Have?

“Though diverse in many ways what the One Percents have in common is the extraordinary amount of the nation’s wealth they control.”