Although the nation’s current political temperature isn’t at the same fever level as it was during the last national election, many issues remain unresolved. One such issue is money in politics. The Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case opened even wider the floodgates of cash pouring in from special interest groups and their well-compensated lobbyists.… [Read more]
As a high school teacher, I see many types of “authority” figures mostly by way of other teachers and the parents of my students.
Some are paranoid that given an inch, the kids will take a million miles, so they create rules for absolutely everything. If a kid could in some way have a choice about something (taking the stapler from the room for example), there is a posted rule, or a spoken rule, or something.… [Read more]
I was horrified this week to see an advertisement for an actual product, a Barack Obama Punching Bag. Thinking fair is fair, I figured we needed a Mitt punching bag to even things out. So I made one.
Of course, you don’t have to actually stitch one up; it’s the thought that counts anyway. It seems that the Republicans are getting a bit more desperate as poll after poll shows President Obama is maintaining a slight lead, now even in the three carefully watched “battleground states”, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio.… [Read more]
…I can do anything better than you. That is the opening line from a song in a Broadway show, Annie Get Your Gun.
I’m having a good ‘Laugh Out Loud’ moment now that those words have come to life in the recent example of President Obama’s recess appointments of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and three new members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).… [Read more]