Dear America: Get a GRIP!

Okay, folks, stop with the hysteria. Fear in the wake of the Paris tragedy is not helpful in the least. I mean, we did this before, in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and all we did was make … Continue reading

Correcting the Record: Minimum Wage Increases are Good for the Economy

One of the key points Republicans tried to make at the last debate on Fox Business was a fantasy in which someone making very little money makes more and it’s somehow disastrous for the economy. In fact, Ben Carson even … Continue reading

It’s Time We Called the GOP What It Is; Our Enemy

Tonight is another Republican klown show, er, “debate,” and there is little doubt that it will be long on chaos and short of proposals that may help the American people. This shouldn’t surprise anyone, of course; things have been this … Continue reading

A Call for Congressional Candidates to Take a Test on the Constitution

Here’s the thing: Before they are allowed to take a seat in the United States House of Representatives or the United States Senate, every single member is required to take the following oath: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will … Continue reading

To Ben Carson and Republicans in General… On Deficits and the Debt Ceiling

I am in no way a “Chicken Little” liberal, as should be obvious from reading this blog. I’m not one for pronouncements of gloom and doom on anything to speak of, with one exception; the prospect of not raising the … Continue reading

The First Step to Solving Our Gun Problem…

Once more, a crazy person shot up yet another school, this time in Oregon. I know, I’m supposed to call people like this “mentally ill,” but we have to get real here. First of all, he was apparently a right … Continue reading

What Ahmed Tells Us About GOP Ideology

By now, everyone has heard of this 14-year-old boy, Ahmed Mohamed. In case you’ve been living under a rock or you were on vacation on a desert isle in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this is the horrible, terrible … Continue reading

Cutting the Crap on the GOP Clown Show – CNN Edition

It’s really time to get back to the roots of this blog, because the crap in today’s discourse is so thick, it’s hard to imagine cutting it with a chain saw. It’s not just coming from the “candidates,” either; the … Continue reading

Why We Have to Keep God Out of Government

The Founding Fathers were geniuses. They knew enough to put religion into the Constitution at the very beginning of this republic and told the government to keep its hands off. They were absolutely prophetic; it’s as if they knew the current version of … Continue reading

The Insanity of the GOP Approach to Deficits and Debt

The average American has a lot of debt these days, including a mortgage, a car loan, a few credit cards, perhaps some hospital bills; who knows? Debt has been a part of life for decades. Imagine you’re working and making $50,000 … Continue reading