Category Archives: Politics

Will Our Democracy Survive the Tea Party?

Like most Americans, I hate seeing our nation’s capital entangled in the throes of hatred and ignorance that have been plaguing it almost since the beginning of President Obama’s presidency.  At first, Republicans vowed to make sure Obama was a … Continue reading

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Voting Rights: Deep Fried and Slathered with Butter

As you may have heard, one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s last acts this term was the axing of Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that required pre-clearance by the Justice Department (or a federal court) of voting … Continue reading

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We’re Just Saying No: No Relaxing, No Enjoying It!

Among the many things that offended me about the events on the closing day of the Texas special session, one of the most offensive was Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst blaming the Senate gallery for a breakdown of decorum and decency. … Continue reading

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Resistance is (not) Futile

Much has been said about the failed attempt to pass the gun background check law through the Senate recently, but I’ll say some more things about it since it’s hardly an issue I can ignore — especially since I’m a … Continue reading

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Choppy Waters for Fish Bowl Families

As the world knows by now, Kate Middleton, the future queen of Great Britain, is enceinte.   On both sides of the pond, we’ve been made privy to the details of her dreadful morning sickness and, of course, the tragic suicide of the poor nurse who allowed a telephonic … Continue reading

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Let the Campaigning End and the (Mc)Governing Begin

These days of so much  political vitriol being directed at whoever is not on the side of the vitriol-spewer, makes it easy to turn away from the negativity and forget that it doesn’t have to be this way. I can … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What it Means to Me

Although the R’s keep stressing that this election is about the economy, women’s reproductive rights and access to health care keep running out on the battlefield.  As everyone has probably heard by now, Missouri U.S. Senate candidate, Todd Akin (R) … Continue reading

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We, the People of the United Corporations of America…

It has become a common to hear contenders for public office trumpet their experience in the business world as a reason for electing them to government posts.  The rationale is that business people would bring a business approach to government, … Continue reading

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The Court’s Hot Kiss of Death

Looking back on the new year thus far, I thought House members reading the Constitution was a nice touch, albeit political theater.  The document itself doesn’t bring tears to the eyes (not even John Boehner’s) like the Declaration of Independence. … Continue reading

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