Archives for 2011

We’re Out Of Iraq…What’s Next?

This message was sent by President Obama today:

Early this morning, the last of our troops left Iraq.

As we honor and reflect on the sacrifices that millions of men and women made for this war, I wanted to make sure you heard the news.

Bringing this war to a responsible end was a cause that sparked many Americans to get involved in the political process for the first time.… [Read more]

Panama Meets The Teabaggers

I’m not a proud American, I didn’t do anything necessarily to be proud of. I just happened to be born within her borders, but I like it here, some places more than others however.  I am a humble American.  I am humbled by the opportunities afforded me by birthright.

And I love Maryland.  I just moved here in January and while not perfect, the state makes sense to me. … [Read more]

Retirement Planning

The Democrats have a platform that says they're committed to making it easier for Americans to save for retirement on their own. What does the Republican platform say other than 'SCREW YOU, YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN? Well, of course we all have to save on our own; many corporations kicked us to the curb ages ago when they decided that pension funds... Read more...

4 Things I Hate About 2012 Politics

In advance of the punditry sure to bubble up and over in the next several months, I’ve gone ahead and drawn my line in the sand. What follows below are issues that will likely play a significant role in the 2012 election. I loathe them, and I thought you ought to know about it.

  • Apathy

You’re “disappointed” with politics.… [Read more]

Let’s (Not) Try This Again

It has been said that doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result is a sure sign of madness. If that’s the case, is it a sign of madness that trying to reinstate the same policies that have proven to be an abject failure means that the Republican party is comprised of batshit crazy people who simply don’t follow the lessons of history?… [Read more]

Giving Thanks To Those Who Don’t Serve

With the holidays just around the corner, there is someone to whom ol’ Panama would like to give a special present. In fact, I’d like everyone to give this special person a present over the holidays. This special someone does more work, puts in more hours, sacrifices more, and receives far too little credit. You may be thinking that I’m talking about the American soldier, but I’m not.… [Read more]

The Right To Vote

Once again, what’s old is new again. Haven’t we as a nation been down this road before?  Why aren’t we tired of repeating the same old stuff; at this point in our nation’s history, shouldn’t we be moving forward and not looking backward to the days of dusty confederates and dirty tricks all the way up to the voting booth?… [Read more]

Martina Davis-Correia: In Memoriam

In lieu of an article, Borderless News and Views is posting this letter from Jen Marlowe, critically acclaimed writer and director, human rights activist and creator of Donkeysaddle Projects. Ms. Marlowe sent us this appeal on behalf of the family of Martina Davis-Correia, activist and sister of the late Troy Davis.

For those who may not recall, Troy Davis was executed by the State of Georgia despite glaring discrepancies in evidence in the case against him; witnesses changed their testimony — and many of his supporters worldwide noted that evidence in the case had too many doubts for Davis to be executed.… [Read more]

The Ultimate Insider’s Club

Throughout its history Congress has had plenty of moments that are cringe-worthy and fully deserving of the American people’s contempt. Most of us fundamentally understand that despite the fact that Congress is elected to represent us, they are NOT us. Why do I say that? Because they are supposed to be held to a higher ethical standard but it often appears that they are not required to follow the same rules as everyone else.… [Read more]

Free Exchange of Ideas…No More?

Like many of you, I spend a lot of time on the internet. Yes, I know it can be the ultimate time-waster but I also know that nothing like it exists in terms of access to an entire world of information at my fingertips. Like any other place from which I can gather data I always consider the source.… [Read more]