Republican Party Economic Policy Explained – Tax Cuts

The Republican party has largely one policy when it comes to the economy – tax cuts. Here’s how the tax cuts work 1. Cut taxes for the wealthiest citizens promising that the tax cuts will pay for themselves because of a boost the economy will get because rich people pay less taxes. 2. Eventually the… Continue reading Republican Party Economic Policy Explained – Tax Cuts

Open Letter to Democrats: Just Say No

As a protest to the Republican party choosing Donald Trump as their leader, Democrats at all levels of government must simply say, “No.” Whenever possible, Democrats in Congress and state legislatures must block every Republican bill every where. We, the people, will back every politician who does the right thing. Those who don’t, well, good… Continue reading Open Letter to Democrats: Just Say No

The Party of Lincoln Is Dead

I know, the party of Lincoln stopped being the party of Lincoln in the 1960s, but damn, the Republican party is spun out of orbit and it’s now cartwheeling uncontrollably through outer space. It’s true that the gerrymandering and Koch brothers money has been effective at capturing state legislatures, governorships and a lot of US… Continue reading The Party of Lincoln Is Dead

Really? This is the 21st Century Conservative Movement?

Maybe I’m just getting older. Maybe the conservative movement was always devoid of serious intellectual thinkers. But up until the late 1990s, the conservative wing of our political world included intelligent people like William F. Buckley and editorial writers like William Safire. There were always the Birchers, but there were intelligent men and women associated… Continue reading Really? This is the 21st Century Conservative Movement?

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… Continue reading Republicans Cave