Category: Politics

Why Gays and Guns Win

For the past month the media, unlike the actual public, has been obsessed with the issues of gay marriage and gun control. The issues have been portrayed as twin harbingers of a new more liberal age, a 1960’s redux, that…

Perils of a Ref in Chief

In 2008, most of America thought Barack Obama was a new political colossus that had been given the keys to the most powerful office in the world and would change America forever. The Right feared he would usher in a…

Reagan Again

Soon it will be “Morning in America” again. We’ll see endless iconic images of farms and statues and fireworks and candidates will play dress-up in flannel and sit on tractors and shake hands in diners they would never otherwise dream…

america’s Rwanda dilemma

It is no coincidence that the voice announcing America’s participation in the Libyan “no fly zone” was that of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In her Saturday press conference she laid out her “action not talk” hard line, which unsurprisingly…

why afghanistan is not vietnam

The similarities are hard to avoid, the United States sending it’s young men and women into a quagmire of a war with no way to achieve anything remotely resembling a victory. Worse still are the misleading assessments coming out of…

Who’s the Real Idiot?

For all of the jokes and snickering about Sarah Palin and her lack of knowledge about politics and policy, consider this. Girl is getting paid and in a major, major way. For her 45 minute appearance at tonight’s “Tea Party…