The big lie marches on
Why we must have an honest accounting of the Iraq war by Robert C. Koehler The war is over, sort of, but the Big Lie marches on: that democracy is flowering in Iraq, that America is stronger and more secure… Read More ›
Barack Obama sinks further into the civil rights abyss
In late September, Jonathan Turley, professor of law at George Washington University, wrote in the LA Times that Barack Obama might be the most disastrous president in our history when it comes to civil liberties. Frankly, it was hard to… Read More ›
Mitt Romney a progressive? You must be joking.
In case you hadn’t heard, Mitt Romney is a moderate with progressive views. He’s also not partisan. At least that’s what he told us in 2002. I don’t know about you, but I completely missed that about him even then…. Read More ›
The Weekly Ying and Yang
Welcome to the weekly roundup of good and bad (more bad than good). There are some really hot topics that deserve coverage even though they may not require full posts. Here we go: Rick Perry’s new anti-gay ad If you… Read More ›
More utter bullshit from our elected officials on the confirmation of Richard Cordray
In case you haven’t heard, the Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to confirm former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as the chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The vote was 53-45 along party lines, falling… Read More ›
Why Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin matter
I’ve been talking about how important both Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin are to this country to anyone who will listen for a while now. When people ask me why they are so important, my answer is very simple: They… Read More ›
Hey, that’s okay! I wasn’t using my civil rights anyway.
I don’t want to sound like I’m grousing, but I want to thank all those who gave our elected officials the green light to take away our civil rights after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. I know they probably did this… Read More ›
This is what corruption looks like
When I was in school, I learned about the three branches of government: the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch. Back when I was a kid (and that was a long time ago), I believed that those… Read More ›
State of Confusion (or just plain WTF?)
There are just some things that happen, particularly when election season heats up, that defy logic. They may not be entirely story worthy, but collectively, these little “events” are big enough to make you wonder WTF people are thinking. It’s… Read More ›
Who says because I voted for Obama that I can’t criticize him?
I don’t know how many “groups” there are on Facebook, but I know I’m a member of too many groups to keep up with them. I’ve got to tell you there’s a virtual plethora of groups supporting the Democrats. There’s… Read More ›
Beware the Dominionists
“This Republican Party of Lincoln has become a party of theocracy.”- Former US Representative Christopher Shays, Republican, New York Times, March 23, 2005 Chances are you really don’t know what the Dominionists are all about, and that’s just the way… Read More ›
The Crazy-ass Christians are at it again!
By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip. My puppy has an RFID chip. I’m glad he does because if he gets lost, he’ll be easier to find. RFID chips are used elsewhere as… Read More ›
Grab the Bible, Martha! The GOP is back in power!
You know, I’m as fun-loving as the next person. I like a good joke. But I do not like bad jokes, and that’s what the GOP-led House of Representatives has become. The GOP (Goons on Parade) took back the House… Read More ›
It’s Halloween! Is anything scarier than the ghouls running our government?
Happy Halloween, everyone! Sure. It’s a scary time of year. Salem, Massachusetts is a veritable treasure trove of haunted happenings. And I can tell you first hand that Spooky World is just as frightening as it’s cracked up to be…. Read More ›
While we’re all smitten with the Occupy movement (and rightfully so), our elected officials are escalating the war on women
The Occupy Movement seems to be everywhere, and that’s a good thing. It’s the first time in America in a very long while that people have taken things into their own hands and told the politicians they’ve had enough. I’m… Read More ›
Why the 501(c)(3) status for churches and religious organizations must go
I suppose that this particular post is not what one would expect as a “first” with all the Occupy events in the news these days, but this issue has been a thorn in my side for quite a while. As… Read More ›