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.
Trump is deadset on turning Independence Day on the Mall in Washington DC into a MAGA Rally in which he, as Dear Leader, is exalted by fireworks and military might.....the antidote.....embrace the deep truths behind this most import of American Holidays.
With 20 Plus individuals seeking to be Commander in Chief, it is worthwhile to consider what makes one person superior to another in seeking the nomination. Scholars have assembled a number of lists. Here is an essay that gathers a number of them together.
To the surprise of the British Pollsters Thursday's General Election wasn't even close. Cameron's Conservative (aka Tory) Party trounced Labour and saw its allied Liberal Democrats diminished even further. What does this mean for the United States' closest ally?