Have We Elected a "Dud" as President---Twice? (2 comments)
President Obama is pretty good in the courage department but isn't living up to his reputation as either a brilliant negotiator or much of a "great chess player." In fact, he's been a dud in those categories.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Second Amendment not absolute (8 comments)
The Second Amendment to the U. S. Constitution has to be subject to some limitations, just as are the First Amendment rights of freedom of expression.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Norquist pledges likely to trigger GOP death knell (3 comments)
Grover Norquist insistence that Republicans remain loyal to him and his "no-taxes" pledge will conflict with their oaths of office to "preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States." Either those GOP officeholders will have to back away from the "Nordquist dogma" or risk the ire of some 80 percent of the voters back home.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
GOP coalition unsustainable (9 comments)
The Republican Party future is in doubt, not because of the lack of money but rather because the various factions that make up the party have no common ground. The Nov. 6 election that left Mitt Romney speechless and Newt Gingrich "dumbfounded" left a party that has no glue to keep those factions from attacking each other.
Obama will have a mandate only if he meets expectations (1 comments)
As it becomes more and more clear that Barack Obama is likely to be the nation's 44th president, he will take to the office a mandate. That mandate, along with all the Democratic members of Congress, will last only as long as Obama meets some high expectations.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
G.O.P. collapse signals change in political fault lines (1 comments)
The forthcoming election will be the demise of the Republican Party as a significant player in politics. That demise will forever alter the fault lines of American politics. Get ready for a new way of thinking.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Government right to intervene in economic matters (3 comments)
The U. S. government is the largest economic entity in the world and its leaders have an obligation to act in the best interest of the citizens of the country--not on behalf of corporations or any other special interest, only "We the people."
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Republican Party flirting with third-party status (1 comments)
When the Republican Party loses next month's election by a landslide (or near landslide), it is likely to devolve into oblivion. Such things have happened in the past. Here's how I see it playing out.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
VP debate's likely awkwardness can be conquered by Biden
Joe Biden has to be careful to not generate sympathy for Sarah Palin in Thursday's debate. His approach needs to be well thought out and executed. He should keep the focus on John McCain's weaknesses, not Palin's. Her weaknesses will be exposed by her own hand.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
McCain faces dilemmalose big or lose bigger
Despite his confusing positions on the economy and healthcare, and his shoot-from-the-hip, Bush-like, foreign policy tendencies, John McCain's most vulnerable by his choice for a VP running mate.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Neocon ideas, free-trade theory discredited (1 comments)
After the collapse of the financial markets the last two weeks, owing to lack of regulation and oversight, it's time to question the Neocons and their free-trade concepts. Truth be told, there never has been a successful free-trade economic system in the history of the world.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Bush seems intent on defrauding America
George W. Bush (the lesser) has submitted a $700 billion bailout that is nothing but a new way for corporate America to defraud taxpayers. Unfortunately for us, they are laughing all the way to the bank--with our money.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
McCain's health an issue; answers demanded (4 comments)
Described as a "Dead Man Walking" and his chances of completing a single term of office as "pretty slim" by one doctor, John McCain needs to come clean with his health records. The public needs to know whether they will be facing Sarah Palin as president, which is as frightening and it is appalling.
Palin a liability; McCain's judgment fails (1 comments)
It's time we all began looking at John McCain with more skepticism. His judgment, honesty and honor show major cracks. Palin's selection is only the first obvious failure of McCain's character.
Examining Palin's qualifications, judgment not sexist (1 comments)
Question Sarah Palin's experience and judgment is NOT press sexist. Pundits from across the political spectrum should ram that down the throats of John McCain's lobbyist-spokesmen. The press needs to ask Palin hard questions and insist on clear answers. The American public deserves nothing less.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
McCain, Palin show inexcusable judgment
John McCain and Sarah Palin's good judgment is a serious topic for discussion. The voters deserve it; the nation deserves it. They should be questioned hard on their respective judgment in choosing the VP candidate and the accepting of that offer.
Congress must prove it's an equal branch of government (1 comments)
It's one thing for congress to point to the U. S. Constitution saying it's an equal branch of government; it's quite another for them to prove it with actions. John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the supreme court, had to prove the judicial branch was equal. Now, it's time for congress to prove it, too, is equal.