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If The Russian Meteor Landed In America

Russian Meteor In America

Well, I still want to know why Obama didn’t do more to make it divert course. Some foreign policy.

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Modern Conservative Values

Republican Values

What happened to compassionate conservative? Thanks to the sequester, as The Washington Post points out, the same groups the GOP uses as props for their causes are the same ones who will be hurt most.

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Sequester 2013: The Worst Western Since, Well, Ever

Sequester

In a 1954 letter to his brother Edgar, Dwight Eisenhower wrote, “Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H.L. Hunt, a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.”

My, how things have changed.

The year is 2013. Our first black president has been re-elected and, following in Ike’s footsteps, is also the first presidential candidate in 56 years to receive over 51% of the popular vote not once but twice. Nine states (and now even some prominent conservatives) have committed themselves to ensuring that all individuals–regardless of their sexual orientation–can marry whom they choose; women outnumber men in college classrooms, and nationwide healthcare coverage is finally on its way to becoming reality. In spite of America’s many flaws, if there is one thing to admire about the tarnished beacon, it’s its commitment to progress. And yet, as of this Friday, that is precisely what is at stake.

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NRA Debate Tips

NRA Gun Debate Cartoon

And when all rationality fails, just make sure you’ve got a lot of money. Actually, so long as you’ve got that and have put some of it into the right pockets, you don’t need rationality at all.

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The Difference Between Prisoners Of War And Homeless People

Difference Between Homeless And Prisoner Of War

Perhaps these “takers” ask for so much at home because they receive even less than prisoners abroad.

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