Playing Politics with the Courts

Playing Politics with the Courts

Americans rely on having a fair and functioning judicial system that’s there for us when we need it. The courtroom is one place where we can go, no matter who we are, and know we’ll have a fair hearing — no matter whom we’re up against. But for...
Party of God

Party of God

The Republican primaries have been a tough sled for God, the Father of the party. (Well, Republicans claim He is.) First, Michele Bachmann came to Him and asked whether she should run for president. “You go, girl,” He said, or words to that effect. I take...
Get Ready for War with Iran

Get Ready for War with Iran

Greed for oil Will make us fight; Iran has got Endless barrels in sight. It seems increasingly likely that the United States will attack Iran. The pretext will be that country’s alleged nuclear threat to Western civilization. Doesn’t that sound familiar?...
Un-Presidential Primaries

Un-Presidential Primaries

Breaking news: Republicans have found their long-sought alternative to Mitt Romney. Surprisingly, it’s Mitt Romney. Remember the old Mitt Romney? That white-shoe Republican who was all for health care mandates? Who favored reproductive choice and who was no...
Save the Babies

Save the Babies

Why do the Republicans in Congress hate unborn babies? Yeah, I know they profess to love the unborn. They even consider them to be “persons” from the very moment of conception. Yet, whose interest do you think these same politicos have chosen to protect...
So Long, Rick Perry

So Long, Rick Perry

Texas Governor Rick Perry will announce today that he is no longer seeking the Republican nomination for President. Perry, who entered the race in mid-August and immediately shot to the top of the polls, came undone with error-prone debate performances. Perry did all...

The Steely Mitt Blues: A Mitt Romney and Bain Capital Song

When it Bains it poursDon’t got no job no moreWhy Romney come aroundand lay off my whole town? Bain Capital and Romneywith a steely-eyed glancebought our steel mill,then they closed down our plant. They call him MittFeels more like a boxin’ gloveSure hurts...
Disenfranchising Voters is Un-American

Disenfranchising Voters is Un-American

Love my voting, Makes me grin; But these new rules, Won’t let me in. You may not realize just what depths the Republican Party has been plumbing to regain the presidency next year. By now it should be plain that its contingent in Congress has steadily voted to...
The Rich are Profiting Like It’s 1929

The Rich are Profiting Like It’s 1929

No wonder the American people are confused — about the economy, the nation, the Middle East, the onrushing election, and everything else. People keep feeding them bad information. For example, how many times have you heard a commentator say that the mess in...
2012 Won’t Be the Same without Herman Cain

2012 Won’t Be the Same without Herman Cain

Nein! Nein! Nein! Say it ain’t so. Oh dear Herman, Please don’t go! Your chutzpah, Your halo, Your unrivaled hubris, Your lack of embarrassment about being clueless. We didn’t care that your tax plan was dumb,We didn’t care that 9-9-9 made us...
The GOP’s Empty Rhetoric on Obama’s Immigration Record

The GOP’s Empty Rhetoric on Obama’s Immigration Record

The Obama administration, which is currently deporting a record 400,000 people each year, took a minor step to protect immigrants. Now many Republicans are accusing him of treason. “Potential illegal immigrants may surge across the border making it difficult for...
GOP Debates are More Entertaining than GOP Policies

GOP Debates are More Entertaining than GOP Policies

I was out of the country for a couple of weeks and came back to be greeted by yet another Republican presidential debate. I was so pleased. I hadn’t realized how much I missed that goofy bunch of crazy kids. I’ve grown especially fond of Ron Paul, the...
The GOP Loves the Federal Spending it Hates

The GOP Loves the Federal Spending it Hates

Whatever else you think about tea-party-infused Republican leaders in Congress, at least they’re consistent in their opposition to big government intrusion in the economy, right? Absolutely. Unless you count intrusions of taxpayer funds into corporate projects...
What Have They Done with Ron Paul?

What Have They Done with Ron Paul?

Campaigns face A lot of stress; When ignored By all the press. You may have heard of Ron Paul. He’s a popular Republican candidate for president who just won the Values Voter Summit’s straw poll. He’s done well in other polling too, generally holding...
It’s Class Warfare, All Right

It’s Class Warfare, All Right

Republicans are accusing President Obama of waging class warfare, which is a little like the Japanese complaining about the time Pearl Harbor attacked them in 1941. Still, that’s the Republican Party’s role in life. It’s the defender of the rich and...