This recent article in Newsweek was a refreshing and simple read. If one candidate or eleced official used this as a blueprint for making some short term progress, I’d donate, endorse and vote for them. I can’t vote though, but you probably can.
Category Archives: Politics
Despite Bachmann’s recent victory in the Iowa Straw Poll, I just can’t accept her as a legitimate potential president. She’s centering up now but she’s got a fair share of wacky comments in her recent history. Everything from religion and science to sexuality and the minimum wage have fallen prey to her skewed, uninformed, Palinesque distortions. Continue reading
I had a lovely dinner the other night with my wife’s family and some close family friends. All told there were 9 adults, one baby and a dog. We split pretty easily into ideological camps, the five of us that were under 40s were liberal, the four over 50s were conservative. The dog and baby were the independents among the group. Continue reading
Bob Inglis is no longer the U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district and it’s a shame. Inglis is the poster boy for those of us believe in pursuing nuanced disagreements and respectful differences. He was opposed by Tea Party supported Trey Gowdy who easily won the runoff election with 70% of the vote to Inglis’ 30%. Continue reading
There’s been a ton of blather about the recent compromise bill between the two major parties, Republicans drew a line in the sand at tax cuts and Dems wanted to extend unemployment benefits. Am I missing something here? Wasn’t last week all about the looming deficit and how the Bowles Simpson plan proposed to address it? Sure it didn’t get the support it needed from it’s own committee (11 of 18 members supported it including 3 republicans) but there was so much in there that was workable, had potential, would be tough to swallow but could yield real results.
I’m unnerved by how fragile a country America appears to have become. Continue reading
Yesterday was a sad day for America with the untimely passing of Richard Holbrooke. I’ve watched him, read him and appreciated his nuanced views on foreign policy for the past few years. At the time I wasn’t aware of the part he played in brokering an end to the Bosnian war but I personally saw the consequences. Continue reading
Nope, this isn’t going to be pretty. I’ve been hearing about unemployment benefits for 2 years now and the story just doesn’t change. The GOP and Blue Dog Dems have recently balked at the bill to extend benefits to the long-term unemployed. I have many problems with this stance, mostly because it’s mired in so much hypocritical bullshit it’s almost comical. Continue reading
Holy crappoli! Yep, that’s a straight up Irish phrase. Prove me wrong punk!
The Democrats took a hell of a beating in the midterms. Continue reading
Just saw an interview with Ed Rendell, democratic Governor of Pennsylvania, and I was very impressed with this guy. Continue reading
Also known as Parker Spitzer on CNN!
I’ll admit that I have actually been enjoying this show a lot. I was so skeptical when I first saw it because, well let’s be honest, it’s CNN and their evening lineups have been less than stellar. However, having seen Spitzer appear many times on the awesome CNN weekend show Fareed Zakaria GPS, I had to give it a go. Continue reading