Written on Jul, 20, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

74,000. That’s the number of unaccompanied minors expected to cross the border in 2014. 74,000 children risking death to make a better life for themselves. 74,000 kids who are desperate and alone. 74,000 kids who will be met with hate and disgust from people who have grown up in the secure bubble of the “great” USA. 74,000 children who have …

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Written on Jul, 07, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Conservatives are just beside themselves with joy over last week’s Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court. Over the past few days I have had the “pleasure” of watching them discuss it with unbridled glee on Facebook.

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Written on Jul, 03, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I used to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday. Fireworks, a cookout, family and friends. I used to make a sheet cake and decorate it like an American flag. Good times. Now I approach the holiday with some fear, because I worry that the events that were set in motion on that summer day in 1776 will be the motivation …

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Written on Apr, 19, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

The Cliven Bundy standoff has brought the militia movement to the forefront again. Once again we’re hearing about how important it is to have weapons, so we can protect ourselves from a “tyrannical” government. This has been the theme of Bundy’s supporters, and it has been the theme of Bundy’s media cheerleaders such as Sean Hannity. It results from a …

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Written on Apr, 09, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

A couple of days ago I shared a story on my personal Facebook timeline about the latest false anti-Obamacare ad. Yesterday, one of my conservative friends shared a link to this story:   Of course, I wanted to check that out. So I went to the page to see what the story said. It’s a story about a survey conducted …

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Written on Apr, 03, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

This past Tuesday evening, like most Tuesdays, I had dinner with a conservative friend. We have dinner on Tuesdays because we play “team trivia” at a local sports bar/pizza joint. Typically our conversations stay away from politics, at least for the most part. Our trivia game starts with something called the “on time bonus question.” This is a question that …

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Written on Mar, 30, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I’m going to praise Republicans today, just a little. Sort of. Forget all of the issues such as health care, minimum wage, war and peace, etc, where there is no question that Democrats are right and Republicans are wrong. Republicans have the one thing that politicians need — guts. Even though almost every position taken by the current elected members …

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Written on Mar, 28, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

The Washington Post’s Wonkbook is reporting this morning that Obamacare signups have now topped six million. The GOP campaign against the law has recently kicked into another gear, as right leaning media outlets such as Fox News have been campaigning to convince young adults to not sign up, and pay the tax penalty instead. Sorry, Republicans, it doesn’t look like your campaign is working. …

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Written on Mar, 26, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a remark on Fox News that has some people up in arms over race again. In case you missed it, here it is.

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Written on Mar, 24, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In case you have forgotten, today is the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” being signed into law.

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