The House of Representatives has more than its share of loons. While firebrands of both genders are found there, one would like to think the Senate considers itself to be the “grown-ups table.” Republican Congresswomen all too often seem as if they fill character parody roles crafted by late night comedy writers. North Carolina is usually good for a couple of crazy grannies.… [Read more]
Archives for November 2012
“In every political community there are varying shades of political opinion. One of the shadiest of these is the liberals. An outspoken group on many subjects. Ten degrees to the left of center in good times. Ten degrees to the right of center if it affects them personally.”
As you might recall if you’re not new to my column, I feel so alienated from mainstream liberalism that I was reluctant to even drag my ass to the voting booth.… [Read more]
Some might look at the Republican flight from Grover Norquist’s legendary “tax pledge” as evidence that, finally, Republicans are stepping up and doing what’s best for Americans. Some might see this Republican exodus as proof that, finally, Republicans are done being guided by zealots and are frankly tired of losing elections. Some might see this Republican rejection of Norquist as courageous. … [Read more]
Yes, hindsight is always 20-20 and, no, this is not a post to bash Ronald Reagan. The Reagan administration certainly did what they had to do and they managed the challenges presented at the time. What they could not see were the consequences of their actions as they were unintended.
How does a country that was a sweetheart of the free world and a defender of democracy end up being the object of hate for so many?… [Read more]
Ask most and they will tell you there are two ways to salvage an economy: the revenue side, by way of taxation or fees, or on the the spending side, by way of expenditure reductions. Determining where and how much is the point at which negotiations and compromise get bogged down.
The President re-elect has released his budget for 2013 that the administration believes is fair; at another time in history the budget would be viewed as pragmatically centrist.… [Read more]
I’ll admit it. I’m probably the least political writer on this site.
I write a lot about education, and occasionally I’ll get fired up enough to write about my political leanings in areas like abortion and women’s rights. I’ll write political leaders letters when I feel like they have taken a wrong turn, which is often since you know…government.… [Read more]