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Dear rich gay white man at the RNC…

Dear rich gay white man at the RNC…

Jul 22, 2016

Dear rich gay white man, I see you. I saw you on that stage tonight. Your incessant need for reassurance and acceptance by the very same people who would strip you of your rights if they could; it’s fooled you into thinking you’re one of them. I saw your education, your haircut, your suit, your whiteness, your privilege. They saw your money and influence. But...

Flat Taxes sound fair, but they’re really a scheme to benefit the Rich.

Flat Taxes sound fair, but they’re really a scheme to benefit the Rich.

Sep 1, 2015

You know it is that time of the election cycle when the flat-taxers come out in force trying to convince the poor and middle class that they would be better off paying the same low rate as hedge fund managers and Paris Hilton. They make specious claims about revenue neutrality (or increases!) and broadening of the tax base (to people earning less than poverty...

The Politics of Personal Gain. How the GOP turned running for President into another way to become rich and famous.

The Politics of Personal Gain. How the GOP turned running for President into another way to become rich and famous.

Aug 25, 2015

  Something interesting happened in the last Presidential election. 2008 ushered in a new era in the devolution of the Republican Party: the politics of personal gain, a phenomenon unwittingly stumbled upon by no less than the great accidental strategist, Sarah Palin. And although she was incapable of naming a single source of information to draw policy...

“Reparative Therapy”? AGAIN? Nooooo….

“Reparative Therapy”? AGAIN? Nooooo….

Jun 11, 2014

  The Texas GOP has added so-called “reparative therapy” to its new platform. How out-to-lunch, out of touch, or else plain-out hateful do you have to be to think this is a good idea? How selfish, obtuse, blind and cruel does one have to be? This country is not a giant family where “father knows best,” and can impose whatever...

From Good News to FOX News: Franklin Graham, Puppet Master

From Good News to FOX News: Franklin Graham, Puppet Master

Nov 11, 2013

We all can recall the scene: Shepherds in a field watching over their flocks of sheep at night. Suddenly, a trumpet sounds and an army of angels appear in the sky above them and proclaim “Good News of great joy for all people!” (Luke 2:10) Ever since that glorious evening, men and women around the world have been proclaiming the extraordinary message that God...

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...