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Conservatives Liberals Should Like

A friend pointed out that my posts to date have not been complimentary of the Republican Party or the conservative movement. It’s true that I am immensely disappointed with today’s GOP and the extreme right-wing talking heads embodied by the Rush Limbaughs and Michael Savages of the world. Yet, I do not wish to use this... Read more »

The Real America: BP, Wall Street and the Upper 5%

The Republican Party likes to tout itself as representing “The Real America”. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Tea Party crowd have raised hoards of money playing on the grievances of low-income, mostly white Americans that fit their definition of this group. Yet, a closer analysis of the GOP’s policies and priorities... Read more »

Joke's on the Tea Party

As Chris Cillizza reported in today’s Washington Post, data from a new Gallup poll suggests Tea Partiers are not the independent-minded, organic movement described by the mainstream media – rather, they are marching in lockstep with the Republican Party.  This might be good news for the GOP in the short term, but Tea Partiers are bound... Read more »
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Bad Handgun Arguments

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled that Second Amendment protections on gun ownership apply to state and local governments. The 5-4 decision effectively rendered local handgun bans – like Chicago’s – unenforceable and sparked America’s quadrillionth national debate on handguns. There are two main arguments for handgun ownership and I do not agree with... Read more »

Note to GOP: It's Not 1980 Anymore

“Lower taxes, less government”.  These four words have defined the conservative movement for a generation. The slogan is short, simple and easy-to-understand. It effectively resonates with the American ethos of entrepreneurialism and implied distrust of federal authority. The conservative movement’s standard-bearer – Ronald Reagan – was so successful at communicating this message that it has... Read more »

In Defense of Barack Obama

Today’s New York Times included an article by Nicholas Kulish referencing a Pew Research Poll showing that President Obama is more popular abroad than at home. I highly recommend checking out the poll but the Times article missed the mark by asserting that “Obama is struggling at home”. This narrative that “Barack Obama is in trouble” has spread like wildfire... Read more »
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