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The Year May Be New But The Politics Of Health Care Stays The Same

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Yesterday was the first day of my new health care coverage. It’s the first time I’ve been covered since I went off my parents insurance some time back in the 1980′s. At first it was because I was young, invincible and just plain stupid. Later, it was because pre-existing conditions allowed the insurance companies... »

Follow The Doctor’s Orders

Thursday, November 7, 2013

You’re going to hear Republicans near and far cry, “If only the establishment wing of the Republican party would have given them more support” or “If the media only would have focused on Obamacare’s problems earlier”, then Ken Cuccinelli would have beat Democratic challenger... »

When Will The GOP Misinformation Bubble Burst?

Friday, October 4, 2013

You hear Republicans say it. You hear Libertarians say it. You hear the conservative blogosphere say it. You hear Rush Limbaugh & other conservative talk show hosts say it: Main stream media bad. Me good. Main stream media is run by the liberal machine... »

The Sociopathic Conservative Caucus

Sunday, September 29, 2013
The Sociopathic Conservative Caucus

I just finished watching a pretty awful old western. I won’t bore you with too many details, but there was one character that I think perfectly exemplifies the conservative attitude over the debt ceiling standoff right now. Claude Akins was a bandit who dressed... »

Obamacare And The Chicken Little Conservatives

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

They predicted that America as we know it will end once Obamacare is implemented. They saw death panels everywhere and imaginary lines at the hospitals even longer than the ones they made us stand in just to vote. But what happens if it works?... »

50 Million Is A Lot Of Money

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Make no mistake, the IRS spending $50 million on ‘conferences’ is really bad and should be investigated. But the conservative outrage on this issue should balanced by the fact that the GOP has spent quite a bit of our time and our money on... »

The Decline And Fall Of The Republican Party

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What happened to the Republican Party? How did it devolve into a party of anti-government, anti-science, anti-immigrant, and anti-’whatever you’ve got’ fanatics? How do Bob Dole and Jack Kemp begat Sarah Palin and Allen West? I’m sure the few sensible conservatives still hanging around... »

Live By The 2nd Amendment, Die By The 2nd Amendment

Monday, May 6, 2013
Live By The 2nd Amendment, Die By The 2nd Amendment

What is the life of a child worth? It turns out it is worth exactly 54 votes in the Senate. A majority to be sure, but far short of the 60 needed to beat back a short sighted and ill-advised filibuster from the right.... »

Margaret Thatcher: Global Climate Change Warrior

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Margaret Thatcher: Global Climate Change Warrior

Yes she was the Iron Lady who waged the Falklands War. Yes she was the conservative icon that broke the unions, stopped the delivery of milk to school children and stood side by side with Ronald Reagan to stare down the communists. She was... »

Public Safety Vs. Principle: Beginning The Discussion About New Gun Laws

Monday, December 17, 2012
Public Safety Vs. Principle: Beginning The Discussion About New Gun Laws

I haven’t watched a single second of news since I heard about the tragedy in Connecticut on Friday. I really didn’t want to participate in the collective grief that would inevitably wash over this country after another senseless act of violence. Nor did I... »

The GOP’s Unavoidable Collapse

Thursday, November 8, 2012
The GOP’s Unavoidable Collapse

As the Republican Party licks its wounds and the Democratic Party celebrates, there has been a steady stream of advice for the GOP on how they need to fix their party. They would do well to follow some of this advice, but they won’t.... »

I Voted Early Yesterday

Thursday, November 1, 2012
I Voted Early Yesterday

I voted early yesterday. In case anybody is wondering, I voted for the guy who thinks that FEMA is a vital government agency, not the guy who want’s to get rid of it. I voted for the guy who believes in marriage equality, not... »

Romney: A Flawed Candidate For A Divided Party

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Romney: A Flawed Candidate For A Divided Party

Every presidential candidate makes mistakes. That’s the nature of the game. Believe me, I cringed when I heard Obama’s guns and religion comments four years ago and I wasn’t even a supporter of his in the primary when it happened. It did get plenty... »

Eric Cantor Celebrates Labor Day By Ignoring The American Worker

Monday, September 3, 2012

Eric Cantor, the Republican House Majority Leader, celebrated Labor Day today by sending the following tweet to all his supporters. “Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success.” I think he somehow missed... »

Paul Ryan And The GOP: Damned The Facts, Full Speed Ahead.

Friday, August 31, 2012
Paul Ryan And The GOP: Damned The Facts, Full Speed Ahead.

Paul Ryan lied. He stood on that stage and lied to his wife. He lied to his kids. He lied to his mother. He lied to the Republican delegates and he lied to the Nation. He lied about big things like Medicare, the nation’s... »