Posts in category "National Politics"

Would Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prosecute slaveowners?

Would Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prosecute slaveowners?
After the Supreme Court came down in favor of marriage equality on Friday, the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said that Texas state employees should not have to issue marriage licenses if so doing violated their religious beliefs.  He called the Supreme Court’s decision, “a lawless ruling.” This is the highest legal officer in the... Read more »

Police Misconduct: Shouldn’t personal responsibility be applied to police officers?

Police Misconduct: Shouldn’t personal responsibility be applied to police officers?
I am a little frightened.  I haven’t been to this page in months.  So I’m taking out the duster and the Pledge, and cleaning the cobwebs that sadly has become Your Doubting Thomas.  This place is a mess!  The last poll question is “Who do you like for President:  Gore or Bush?” I have to... Read more »

In Illinois' Congressional 10th District, I support Bob Dold???

In Illinois' Congressional 10th District, I support Bob Dold???
Apparently, I support Bob Dold.  Saturday morning, I saw a number of Bob Dold yard signs up in various neighborhoods on my way home from the gym.  When I turned the corner of my block, I noticed another yard sign, down the block near my home.  As I approached, I was surprised to see the... Read more »
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GOP to Country: Defund Obamacare or we’ll shut down government

GOP to Country: Defund Obamacare or we’ll shut down government
Talk about sore losers.  Didn’t the GOP lose this fight already?  Twice?!?  The Affordable Care Act, dubbed “Obamacare” by the GOP, was signed into law over three years ago in March 2010.  Today, House Republicans have voted to defund Obamacare.  The measure to defund passed in a partisan vote, 230-189. I’ll keep his simple as... Read more »

Texas Governor Rick Perry Hurts GOP by Recalling Legislature to Reconsider Abortion Bill

Texas Governor Rick Perry Hurts GOP by Recalling Legislature to Reconsider Abortion Bill
Late last Tuesday night, I sat in a dark room with my I-Phone in my lap, watching a blonde woman on the screen.  I found it a bit strange, as this is what I would expect of someone having an affair– seated in a dark room while his family sleeps, communicating with a screen in... Read more »

Will Congress pass immigration reform?

Will Congress pass immigration reform?
Will America see immigration reform in the next six months?  If a bipartisan panel of eight Senators get their way, then immigration reform will pass.  Since the election, a bipartisan group of senators have hashed out a plan to deal with illegal immigration.  The eight include Democrats Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), Dick Durbin (IL), Bob Menendez... Read more »
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President Obama: Does banning assault rifles protect our children better than addressing the national debt?

President Obama: Does banning assault rifles protect our children better than addressing the national debt?
The national debt of $16.4 trillion dollars should be item #1 on President Obama’s agenda.  And it was, back in December when he had the fiscal cliff to deal with.  For months before December, we heard about his balanced approach– which the public generally agreed with– providing for increases in revenue (raising taxes) and decreases... Read more »

Republican Party can easily rebrand itself by moving into 2012 rather than staying in 1950

Republican Party can easily rebrand itself by moving into 2012 rather than staying in 1950
If the rhetoric demonizing Mitt Romney within the Republican Party is any indication, some members of it are trying to turn the GOP to the left. Carlos Gutierrez, a GOP advisor says he was “shocked” by Romney’s most recent comments regarding President Obama’s reelection victory being due to “gifts” provided to Blacks, Latinos and young... Read more »

How can a patriotic American be ready to secede from the United States?

How can a patriotic American be ready to secede from the United States?
I love my country. I voted for President Obama. Those two sentences are not mutually exclusive. In talking with supporters of both candidates over the last week, it seems like many who supported Mitt Romney went off the deep end after last week’s defeat. Thousands of Americans have signed petitions to secede from the nation. One... Read more »
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What does Election 2012 say about the Republican Brand? Where does the Republican Party go?

What does Election 2012 say about the Republican Brand? Where does the Republican Party go?
Barack Obama was reelected last night with a convincing Electoral College victory over Republican Mitt Romney. As I sit here deconstructing what happened last night, I can’t help but believe that it was less Mitt Romney than the identity of the Republican party that lost. View it as Jeb Bush or Chris Christie versus Michele... Read more »