Category Archives: Progressives

Dear Hillary: Fight Back

When the Republicans come after our nominee, and you know they will — now I personally believe they should be so embarrassed by the failed record of President Bush that they should say they won’t field a candidate, but I’m … Continue reading

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On The Duck Dynasty Blowup: Which Side Won This Week?

A&E has ended the suspension of the Duck Dynasty racist homophobe, after Cracker Barrel apologized for discontinuing merchandise associated with the program. These two actions have caused much hand wringing consternation from many who tend to agree with me on … Continue reading

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I Guess That Makes Me A Sociopath Then…

Writing for Mother Jones, Kevin Drum notes the awful poll numbers for Republicans following the government shutdown:  Ted Cruz and his fellow tea partiers have done tremendous damage to the Republican Party brand. If I were sociopathic and didn’t care … Continue reading

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Republicans Should Want To Lose The Shutdown Battle, And How They Can Gracefully

If Republicans win their quixotic battle to partially reverse, defund or in some other manner mangle, fold or spindle Obamacare, they will set one of the most damaging precedents imaginable. There have been other shutdowns in the past, but the … Continue reading

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The Looming Shutdown: Some Random Thoughts

As the nation approaches the deadline to keep funding the government with no solution in sight, I have had a few random thoughts bouncing around that I’ll just toss out there for consideration. Shutting down the federal government should be … Continue reading

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Privacy – The Real War for Wendy Davis

“Justice means minding one’s own business and not meddling with other men’s concerns.” Plato The issue with social conservatives and women’s reproductive rights is that it asks people to insert themselves into another women’s household, her body, and her family.  … Continue reading

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Dems Should Consider Barbara Buono for Governor of New Jersey

Many Democrats have really warmed up to Chris Christie as Governor of New Jersey recently. This could be partly due to the fact that he has hung out with the President on more than one occasion, and the media has … Continue reading

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Conservatives Have Much in Common with Nazis

Beck, Limbaugh, Hannity … they all love to describe the people who dare to disagree with them as “Nazis”. But the fact is, conservatives have a great deal more in common with Nazis than anyone on the left.

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Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of … Continue reading

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Scarborough Gets It Doubly Wrong

Paul Krugman was a recent guest on Morning Joe.  That appearance led Joe Scarborough to write an opinion piece titled Paul Krugman vs. the world.  Scarborough starts off on a bad note with an attempted bastardization of Krugman’s position on deficit spending:  Mr. … Continue reading

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Democrats Will Choose Their Best Candidate in 2016 – Male or Female

Lately, some writers and groups across the web have begun to discuss the idea that because women were such huge Obama supporters in the 2012 election, they now expect something in return: a female presidential candidate in 2016. Politico’s Burns … Continue reading

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Some Pointless Speculation Inspired By Charlie Crist’s Party Switch

Charlie Crist, onetime Republican superstar governor of Florida, is now a Democrat.  Crist signed the papers at the White House and was given a terrorist fist bump by President Obama in celebration. It is crazy stuff like Fox personalities labeling the Obama fist … Continue reading

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