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GOP Writes Its Own Obamacare Narrative… And Its Final Chapter

GOP Writes Its Own Obamacare Narrative… And Its Final Chapter

Oct 11, 2013

“Repent now! For the end is near!” The typical street corner fire and brimstone preacher promises a swift and utter demise, global in scale, absolute in ending. Meanwhile, the GOP’s demise has been more subtle, akin to the slow decay and crumbling of an abandoned building, promising only an empty, hollowed out skeleton on the skyline for years to come....

It’s the End of the World as the GOP knows it…

It’s the End of the World as the GOP knows it…

Dec 31, 2012

Part of me thinks that all of the doom and gloom movies about the end of the world as we know it stemmed from the attempt to capitalize on the idea of the infamous Maya calendar. And while Y2Kers who missed their last opportunity at global cataclysm and disaster may be disappointed yet again, the rest of us who have just a mild love affair with a zombie...

Republican Hypocrisy: The Debt Belongs to Them

Republican Hypocrisy: The Debt Belongs to Them

Oct 5, 2012

Hypocrisy might be a strong word, but that’s exactly what it is. Republicans have trumpeted the virtue of fiscal responsibility all the while spending our tax dollars like drunken sailors on shore leave. Wednesday night gave us our first chance to see what punches presidential hopeful Gov. Mitt Romney would pull onstage versus President Obama....

Romney’s 1% really needs the 47%

Romney’s 1% really needs the 47%

Sep 24, 2012

We could focus our attention on the fact that Mitt Romney’s recent ‘47%’ comment was another blatant mischaracterization of working men and women all across America. We could focus on the fact that his number is almost meaningless when you consider that 37% of Americans are not even in the workforce, and therefore won’t be paying income taxes. We could even...

Capitalism — Romney & Wal-Mart Style

Capitalism — Romney & Wal-Mart Style

Sep 16, 2012

You know, Mitt Romney keeps paying a lot of lip service to small businesses in the US. He points out (correctly) that they are the engine that drives the economy, they’re the testament of the “American Dream,” and they are the essence of capitalism. I beg to differ. Small business capitalism is not Romney capitalism. Romney’s capitalism is Wal-Mart....

Health Care, Christianity and American Politics

Health Care, Christianity and American Politics

Feb 25, 2010

I’m angry. And I’m angry because I’m frustrated. As I write this, certain friends, members of my family, and people I know from church are in desperate need of medical care and they can’t get it. They can’t afford it themselves, and they have no insurance. They can’t afford insurance, and their employers (for the ones who have...