As expected, last night’s VP debate (Tim Kaine and Mike Pence — again excluding all but the two most prosperous parties) was calmer, more measured, and much more like a traditional political debate than was the debacle of the week before. We knew this going in because both Kaine and Pence are known for being[…]
The New York Times home page this morning, a rare example of relatively unbiased headlines (Click image to see it full-size) Privately, I predicted to myself that the most interesting thing about last night’s presidential “debate” (Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump) would be the next-morning spin from various news outlets. And I was correct. If[…]
Today, I listened to more conservative drivel on talk radio than a man should be subject to in a lifetime. As I drove through the beautiful Texas Hill Country on my way to Colorado Bend State Park, the silence in the car was deafening and I realized I hadn’t brought a CD for the car’s[…]
See it larger or read the block quote on this page I won’t defend Hillary Clinton against every random social media post that’s negative about her (because I’m not a huge fan of hers anyway), but I need to respond to one that was left early this morning.
It’s rare these days that I choose a candidate based on “her values match mine” or “that’s exactly what I would do”. Instead, I find myself listing all the deal-breakers each candidate has, and trying to find the one with the least amount of deal-breakers. Because they all seem to have them. You know the[…]
It was nearly nine years ago when I first quizzed myself on politicalcompass.org and found that I was slightly right of center and leaning libertarian in my ideals. (Unfortunately, the screenshot of my results has been lost to the ravages of the internet.) I took the same test again in December 2012 (addendum on that[…]
Following are some of the facts, opinions, and viewpoints I considered when forming my current opinion on gun control. Much In Common Ironically, both sides (conservative and liberal) are driven to some degree by fear. One side fears the loss of freedom in general, the loss of protection from home invasion or attack, loss of[…]
There’s a bit of public confusion — among politicians, newscasters and so-called political experts — about the terms moderate, independent, and undecided. None of these terms are synonymous with each other, though they’re often used interchangeably on television and in editorial statements. A previous entry of mine (Independent Isn’t The Same As Moderate) addresses this[…]