Opinion pieces presently abound in comparisons of today’s GOP and its tactics to the Confederacy. There is a large element of truth in these. However, at bottom, the sentiment for secession is coupled, among most of its adherents, with a realization that secession is impossible. What is more possible and more pernicious is the potential […]
Today’s Republican leadership has no serious commitment to the republican form of government (and, thus, they are not “republicans” with a lower case “r”); and they also have no commitment to democracy (and thus also are not small “d” democrats). The evidence is overwhelming. Let’s consider: (1) refusal to abide by the results of elections; […]
These days, it is hard to associate the word “Republican” with anything good. However, in times long past, there were actually- gasp!-?good Republicans.?So, we give you the top ten best Republicans in the history of this great nation. 1. Abraham Lincoln No comments necessary. 2. Theodore Roosevelt TR is now ranked one of the top […]
It is a right wing article of faith that one of the purposes of the Second Amendment is to arm the citizens against a possible tyrant. Of course, what constitutes a tyrant is in the eye of the beholder. Current movement conservatives in America see a tyrant in the moderate African American Democrat who currently […]
Vladamir Putin authored an op-ed in the Thursday edition of the New York Times offering much advice to America. In general, it has triggered a response here of rejection and derision. In most respects, this is appropriate. Putin’s criticisms are outrageously hypocritical, and he is a fatally flawed messenger to deliver them. He notes, for […]
A grand jury is now being assembled to investigate and consider charges against Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, the September 5 San Antonio Express News reported. The assembling of the grand jury will be handled by San Antonio Judge Bert Richardson. Because the grand jury will be working on […]
GOP legislators in Missouri are on the verge of passing, over their governor’s veto, a law claiming to nullify all federal gun laws in that state and even making it a crime for federal agents to enforce them in Missouri. This, the August 28 New York Times reported, is “the far edge of a growing […]
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has sabotaged the only reliable check on unbridled, one-party Republican rule in his state. When will the national media report it?