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Friday, April 12, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Have We Elected a "Dud" as President---Twice? 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 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Second Amendment not absolute 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 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Norquist pledges likely to trigger GOP death knell 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 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

GOP coalition unsustainable 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.

Saturday, July 14, 2012 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Romney Only Talks, Never Says Anythingthing This opinion piece pokes fun at Mitt Romney's lack of credibility when he talks campaign gibberish. Unfortunately, he never says anything.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Denver & Colorado state police follow unlawful orders A quick lesson about Constitutional, statutory and regulatory law, this piece explores how following unlawful orders can turn police into felons.

Monday, October 17, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Police action in Denver against "Occupiers"' assembly blatantly unconstitutional A discussion of the constitutionality of "Occupiers"' assemblies in the United States--specifically the Colorado contingent, which was rousted Oct. 14.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Class warfare is really 'class welfare' Thoughts on class warfare and cultural welfare and corporate personhood.

Saturday, October 31, 2009 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Time to Get to the Front of the Health Care Parade The American people are so far ahead of the politicians in Washington, D. C., that President Barack Obama is in jeopardy of losing control of his own parade.

Thursday, July 2, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

'Bipartisan': Democratic cowardice, Republican obstructionist The term "bipartisan" has different meaning. Democrats use the term to hide their cowardice and Republicans use it as a code word for obstructing the will of the people. A pox on both their houses.

Thursday, November 13, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

GOP future views differ between beltway and country David Brooks' beltway view is myopic and one-dimensional. He doesn't see the complete picture of the future of the Republican Party.

Friday, October 31, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Obama will have a mandate only if he meets expectations 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 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

G.O.P. collapse signals change in political fault lines 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 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Government right to intervene in economic matters 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 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Republican Party flirting with third-party status 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      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

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      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

McCain faces dilemma––lose 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 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Neocon ideas, free-trade theory discredited 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      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

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 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

McCain's health an issue; answers demanded 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.

Thursday, September 18, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Sept. 15 may well have been the day the election was over McCain's fumbling responses about the biggest financial disaster since the notorious destruction of the the World Trade Center shows that as president he would be out of his league. The campaign should be over.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Palin a liability; McCain's judgment fails 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.

Sunday, September 14, 2008 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Presidential campaign: issues or character Whether the election is about issues or character, the Obama-Biden ticket fares well when compared to McCain-Palin. Actually, it's no contest.

Saturday, September 6, 2008 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Examining Palin's qualifications, judgment not sexist 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      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

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.

Sunday, August 31, 2008 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

McCain picks Sarah Palin; GOP weeps Satire regarding John McCain's choice of Sarah Palin as his VP running mate.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Simple remedy for domestic-spying deadlock

Sunday, August 5, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Impeachment 'off the table'––unconstitutional Congress has both the authority and obligation to impeach all civil officers of the government when those officers engage in unlawful conduct. It's not an option.

Friday, August 3, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Congress must prove it's an equal branch of government 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.

Friday, August 3, 2007 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Death imminent for U. S. Constitution

Wednesday, August 1, 2007      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Death imminent for United States Constitution The U. S. Constitution has been under assault by acts of commission and omission. Right now, congressional omission threatens the essence of that august document.