Posts Categorized: Politics

Republicans Cling to Last Remaining Social Issue – Abortion

It seems like out of nowhere, Republican politicians have taken the most extreme anti-abortion position – that all abortions should be illegal. At one point, Republicans allowed for exceptions, like rape, incest or to save the life of the mother. But now, major Republican candidates have jettisoned the exceptions. On CNN Republican presidential candidate Mike… Read more »

Why Donald Trump Matters

Donald Trump matters because Trump’s candidacy is the most boisterously obnoxious evidence to support the growing empirical case that the Republican Party can no longer function as a national political party. The Republican party has been taken over by a group of people who hate government and have no interest in helping government serve the… Read more »

Elizabeth Warren Takes on Primerica President Peter Schneider

Senate Democrats want to pass a law that makes it illegal for investment bankers to put their own self-interest ahead of their clients. The GOP hates it and so they invited Primerica President Peter Schneider to testify and Sen. Elizabeth Warren made him look like an idiot. If the GOP has its way, companies like… Read more »

Why Republicans Love Hating Gays

Republicans are not fighting for the sanctity of marriage or to preserve religious liberty when they blast away at gay marriage and marriage equality. They’re doing so for purely political reasons. The problem for the GOP is that the party’s actual policies are unpalatable on their own when presented to voters. Most Americans favor higher… Read more »

Marco Rubio is Running

The pack of GOP candidates running for the nomination now includes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Rubio is seen, for some reason, like a serious presidential candidate. That’s apparently because he won what was really a pretty easy Senate race in 2010. Rubio ran a very anti-Obama campaign, and that was the sort of thing that… Read more »

April 11 News Roundup: Cuba, Iran, Santorum and Christie

It’s Saturday, so nothing too exciting going on. Republican senators continue to push for legislation to throw a wrench in one of President Obama’s signature diplomatic efforts – stopping Iran from making a nuclear weapon. Republicans have been sticking amendments on Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s bill in a attempt to make it tougher on Iran,… Read more »

Vox Misses the Point of the Indiana Religious “Freedom” Law

I like Vox, but this story about a law professor’s opinion of Indiana’s so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act only goes to show the professor’s lack of political acumen. The gist of the story is that University of Virginia Law Professor Douglas Laycock thinks everyone’s got the Indiana law all wrong. It’s really all about protecting… Read more »

The Day the GOP Officially Jumped the Proverbial Shark

Ever since 1980, when we elected Ronald Reagan, an actor, to be the president of the United States, this nation has been in a slow-motion tailspin. A once fairly solid economy and banking system setup after the Great Depression has been destroyed by a million little cuts. Once strong labor organizations have been systematically dismantled…. Read more »

Republicans “Unveil” Economic Plan

Republican senators Marco Rubio and Mike Lee have unveiled, or unearthed, the GOP’s plan for economic growth. It’s the same plan they’ve had for more than 30 years. Give tax cuts to the rich, bankrupt the country, and watch as the free hand of the market strangles the life out of the middle class and… Read more »

Republicans Cave

Republicans buckled under Democratic opposition Tuesday. After weeks of hemming and hawing, House Republican leadership acquiesced to Democrat’s firm stand that the House pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security funding bill. House Speaker John Boehner brought the bill, without provisions to undo President Obama’s immigration executive orders, up for a vote Tuesday. It passed… Read more »