Destroy Our Future

Destroy Our Future

Newt Gingrich has a Super PAC called “Winning Our Future.” Mitt Romney’s is called “Restore Our Future.” I know, technically Super PACs don’t belong to candidates. But only innocents like Boy Scouts and the Supreme Court believe...
Buying Our Future

Buying Our Future

Already, four of the top GOP presidential contenders have dropped out. Michele Bachmann went first, because she was too wacky, followed by Jon Huntsman, because he was too sane. Herman Cain gave up because he was too exposed, and Rick Perry because he was too...

Fumbling Foreign Policy

From Mitt Romney’s juvenile $10,000 bet with Rick Perry to Ron Paul’s declaration that death by untreated illnesses is “what freedom is all about,” the Republican presidential candidates haven’t missed an opportunity to sound off-base and...

High Stakes for Immigration

Mariela Obregon Chavarria hoped to return to her native country of Nicaragua one day, but arriving in handcuffs and escorted by security officers wasn’t what she had in mind. After seven years living and working in the United States, Mariela was arrested and...

Reading Frog Entrails

The Iowa caucuses may be over by the time you read this. But it doesn’t matter. The caucuses are the second-most fraudulent event on the nation’s political calendar. The first, of course, is the Ames Straw Poll. It’s entirely meaningless, but...
Influence Peddler for President

Influence Peddler for President

Mea culpa, I misspoke, my bad. I stand corrected. I have called Newt Gingrich a lobbyist. Apparently, he hates that tag, even though he has indeed gotten very wealthy by taking big bucks from such special interest outfits as IBM, Astra Zeneca, Microsoft, and Siemens...
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...
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...
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...
The Corporate Takeover of the 2012 Presidential Election

The Corporate Takeover of the 2012 Presidential Election

The unregulated energy hucksters behind the infamous Enron scandals of a decade ago created an array of dummy financial funds to evade public scrutiny and perpetrate fraud. To disguise the scams, they dubbed these phony funds names like Chewco and JEDI. While...
Does the GOP Hate Women?

Does the GOP Hate Women?

After suffering through several un-presidential GOP debates, I’m struck by the amount of anti-woman rhetoric spewing from the candidates. Although none of them dares utter the W word — unless it’s part of the phrase “our men and women in...
A Perry Tale about the Prince of Privilege

A Perry Tale about the Prince of Privilege

It’s bedtime, children. Get on your jammies, scootch under the covers, and I’ll tell you a “Perry Tale.” In this one, Prince Rick is trying to make it to the big White House in Washington. It’s a strange quest, because he calls the...
Rick Perry, a Lousy Amigo

Rick Perry, a Lousy Amigo

Texas Governor Rick Perry had a busy summer. In July, he told reporters he felt “called” to run for president. In August, he hosted “The Response,” a prayer rally that drew thousands of people to a Houston stadium. By September, he had thrown...