Tag Archives: Republicans

Writer’s Indifference

My lack of output could be construed as the proverbial block often attributed to those who put words on paper. It’s actually a combination of not wanting to merely create content, but to write something meaningful, and ambivalence over the current state of affairs. I read a decent piece on Slate which criticized the online […]

New Hampshire GOP voters shock thinking world

Republican voters in New Hampshire went to the polls and cast votes in their state’s primary election, and stunned anyone who thinks by advocating for a fraudulent, petulant blowhard to lead the nation. I understand anger and voter frustration. I understand the evolutionary underpinnings of tribalism and Trump appeals to that deep-seated emotional and irrational […]

Is there something inherently wrong with gun happy America?

A young man decided that he was going to be a mass murderer and on January 8, 2011 he opened fire on innocent men, women and children with a Glock handgun. The apparent target of his murderous rage was a Democratic Congresswoman from the 8th District of Arizona. He shot her in the head at […]

Two more years of Bush

Today, President Barack Obama succumbed to the minority party and cut a deal with the Republicans to preserve the Bush Tax Cuts for two more years. The same Tax Cuts that had been enacted by Republicans with a definite shelf life of 10 years. Some may argue this expiration date of 12/31/10 that the Republicans put on […]

The Republicans are Coming!

They say all politics are local. I know this old political adage is true in many respects, but I tend to focus on the bigger picture. Whatever topic I may be researching, writing about or reading about, I lean toward the larger perspective; a holistic overview if you will. So much of my political writing […]

Let the Bush Tax Cuts Expire

Opinion: The clock is ticking on the package of tax cuts that President Bush and the Republican Congress passed in 2001. The “Bush Tax Cuts” as they’re generically called were cuts in the marginal tax rates that were in place at the time. All marginal rates were cut, and because the United States uses a […]