At the urging of a friend, I created a Patreon to offset some of the costs of this website and to give my readers some behind-the-scenes content of the blog! I'd love to have you become a Patron! The first tier is an Official Patron. It costs $5 and includes at least a weekly Patron-Only… Continue reading Join My Patreon!
The Republican Party has an unbelievable talent for fear-mongering and finding the boogeyman in any conceivable scenario. No other group on the planet is so skilled at this that they pull out the same old myths every so often, and people still continue to believe what the GOP tells them. For example, each year, Fox News narrates the story of the "War on Christmas" that has never actually happened. And while they never actually have any proof of it, they report on it annually.
By Guest Writer Adam Kapusin I grew up in the Central Florida town of Leesburg. It wasn't a large town, but we did have a Walmart AND a Target. My family was working class and made enough to get by and provide me with what I needed. My house was a double-wide mobile home that… Continue reading Poverty Treadmill
Fifty-six years ago today, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law by Lyndon Baines Johnson. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a milestone piece of federal legislation that prohibited racial discrimination in voting and was signed into law during the peak of the civil rights movement.
This is brought to you by Guest Writer Craig Rozniecki Find Craig's links below -- I highly recommend him, and you'll understand why after this! Hot-button issue time. Today's topic? The Texas voting bill. If there's one area Republicans have outperformed Democrats over the years, it's with branding. The short-and-catchy bumper-sticker slogan is typically, sadly, much more effective… Continue reading The Truth About Voter-ID Bills/Laws
The land of the free, home of the brave - that's on what America claims to pride itself. However, as COVID has clearly shown, that's not reality. The unfortunate reality is much of America prides itself on willful ignorance, and there's nothing brave about that.
I spent the entirety of Tuesday morning watching the 1/6 hearing to write about it on here later that day. As you can see, I didn't post on Tuesday. Nor did I post on Wednesday. Or even Thursday. And the post I originally planned on posting is not going to be what I'm posting today.… Continue reading January 6 Commission
I've never been one to want to see Donald Trump in jail merely because he's Donald Trump. But, on the other hand, he did many horrible things that I hold him accountable for -- for example, the negligent killing of 600,000 people by COVID-19. But we can't just throw him in jail for being a negligent and… Continue reading Bad Precedent
I try to keep an open mind about everything in life. I don't always succeed, but I do my best. I think that's the most we can ask for when it comes to politics. We each have our own opinions, and we tend to stick to them unless we're part of the minority who actually… Continue reading It’s Time to Take a Look in the Mirror
I disagree with the GOP. But with the GOP, we can sit down and have civil conversations like adults. We can challenge each other without name-calling. We can both learn from each other. The GOP is NOT the enemy. The Adam Kinzingers of this world vote vastly different than we do, and we'll always object,… Continue reading GOP v. GQP