Flowchart for a rational debate (View larger) With Democrats nearly fading to obscurity after the 2016 elections — Republicans gained control of all three branches of the federal government, control 34 of 50 governor’s mansions, and 66 of 99 state legislative bodies — I think Democrats are mistaken to oppose everything the new regime proposes.[…]
For everyone across the nation who wondered why the Texas legislature wasn’t in the news much this year — specifically, during all the media frenzy about civil rights — it’s not because Texas decided to stop being regressive. It’s because the Texas legislature, by law, does not meet in even-numbered years (except for limited 30-day[…]
Remember the riots in 2008 when Barack Obama was first elected? All those conservatives marching, protesting, and eventually getting out of hand and causing property damage? And then again in 2012? I’ll bet you don’t remember it, because — as far as I can tell — it never happened. That seems to be the point[…]
In the past, I’ve voted Independent, Libertarian, and other parties as a kind of halfhearted protest against the two-party stranglehold on state-level and national politics in our country. And for a couple of years, it seemed a few other people did too. But the movement gained no traction. I realized eventually that one of the[…]
Sanders won every online poll I saw As with the GOP Debate a few days earlier, I did not watch the fourth Democratic Primary Debate; I read the transcript instead, which saved me quite a bit of time. Unlike the GOP debate, this one didn’t provide me with any deal-breakers, though there were few eye-rolling[…]
Not long ago, I sought to call Rand Paul’s baloney when he said Republicans weren’t at war with science. He’s still wrong. But I want to be fair. People in the other major party do it too, but perhaps less obviously.
Republican candidates for the Senate and House, who are likely to win anyway in November, have really jumped on the Ebola bandwagon lately. They recognize a hot-button issue when they see it — the news media seemed to have no other stories for a couple of weeks — and found every way possible to use[…]
Light traffic in Dallas, Texas (Copyright © 2010 by Wil C. Fry.) Republicans, especially in Texas, love to tout their record for deregulation and removing government influence from the free market — despite a very solid reputation for helping only their rich buddies. The Texas Miracle is a good example of this. Texas has the[…]
Purportedly independent yet admittedly liberal news site MotherJones tweeted several times recently: 1. The GOP doesn’t care about the debt 2. The GOP doesn’t care about the debt 3. The GOP doesn’t care about the debt And linked to their article about the Iraq War, which really just quotes someone else’s article that says the[…]
Despite recently posted results of online political quizzes that paint me as falling farther left, there are many areas in which I can’t consider myself left (Democrat) or right (Republican). One of those areas is How To Decide How Much Money Is Spent.
In June of last year, in a blog entry called Seriously? (2012 Election), I questioned whether any of the Republican candidates for U.S. President had any chance of beating incumbent president Barack Obama. At the time, there were dozens of candidates, from the outright silly, to the questionable, to the few known and somewhat stable[…]