OK,  Congress is mad at the President. I get it. They're mad because he didn't ask them for their permission to join two other permanent members of the UN Security Council in effecting a no-fly zone over Libya in...
In an online conversation this past weekend, someone reminded me of something I hadn't thought about in years - the Reagan Presidential campaign of 1980. Some of the most effective campaign commercials used by the Reagan team during that...
Why is politics so mind bogglingly complicated? You often hear conversation  about the host of complex problems we face today and that these issues cannot be reduced to bumper sticker slogans and addressed by simplistic solutions. I say simple clear,...
Smedley Butler Crusader, Contrarian, Curmudgeon I see a lot of people laying the blame for the events in Wisconsin at the feet of the voters whose low turnout at the polls is said to have brought Scott Walker and his...
Why Liberal values are American values "You are a contentious person....and probably a Liberal," started a recent response to an article I published on abortion rights. Contentious? Possibly. Liberal? Absolutely. Seems these days Conservatives have convinced themselves, and some of the American public,...
We now have what amounts to another debate on HCR and we need to be better prepared for it this time. Let’s make this argument be based on facts and reality.
Dazed, I turned only to see said chorus approaching, grinning, with one of them rapping the words "Slam Slam Cinderella.” To add to the surreal quality of the event: I didn't feel humiliated.
As reported in many publications all new and returning Democratic Senators have signed a letter pledging to have filibuster reform. Is it time to make a change, the first since 1975? What is the Planet's POV?
When it comes to the Bush Tax Cuts, the Devil is in the details...and the bargaining room.
I'm giving up officially. On politics. Specifically, American politics. I was raised in what my mother regularly called "a Democratic kitchen" in the South, by parents who had been Roosevelt Democrats. My father cast his first vote as a 21...

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