The “culture wars” have been going on since before the founding of America – the Civil War, women’s suffrage, prohibition, desegregation/civil rights, religion in school, voting rights, abortion/reproductive rights, science versus faith, gay rights and more. In each of these there is/was a battle between tradition/faith (always in part justified by the Bible and conservativeContinue reading “the culture war isn’t new”
by Rod Bastanmehr An investigation into the issue of voter registration fraud in the Sunshine State initiated by Florida Republicans has unearthed no evidence of wrongdoing—except on the part of the GOP. Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner, prompted the state’s Department of Law Enforcement to research the alleged problem, setting its sights on theContinue reading “Republicans launch voter fraud investigation…and find Republican voter fraud”
Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, and hundreds of thousands of Americans assembled again today at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the occasion. President Obama, among many notable speakers, reflected on “out great unfinished business.” For those who can’t watch clipsContinue reading “today is the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech…”
A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon.
From Addicting Info (author unknown) Take just 5 minutes. Imagine an America where only one religion dictates the law of the land like Rick Santorum suggests. Where things like the Patriot Act and Guantanamo Bay-style camps that enable no right to fair trial are created. LGBT Americans cannot only not serve in the military but have their children confiscated.Continue reading “which political party is better for America?”
Hey! To all nine of my readers – just in case you missed it or aren’t aware of the significance of this particular ruling by the Supremes this past week, I want to lay it out in very simple terms. Background: In elections Republicans do terrible with minorities. Blacks and Latinos, in particular, vote againstContinue reading “our return to state-sanctioned racism”
I don’t want everybody to vote. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down. -Paul Weyrich, conservative activist, to a gathering of evangelical leaders Ok, here’s the bottom line. Republicans know they’re seriously in trouble. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) put it really wellContinue reading “is cheating the only way for Republicans to win?”
While driving to Seattle last week, I heard Joe Scarborough (“Morning Joe”), a former Republican Congressman, refer to his own party (the GOP) as the “stupid party!” He begged them to stop being the party of the anti-science, “legitimate rape,” paranoid, homophobic, life-only-matters-when-it’s-still-a-fetus fringe elements. I almost dropped my Starbucks in my lap! And IContinue reading “leaving the GOP like rats from a sinking ship”