Archive : Politics

“Bad” News

This is going to resemble a lecture. If you haveĀ a problem with that, close the window. It won’t cost you […]

Trump: The Best Argument for a Real Third Party?

So… that guy. He’s still polling strong. Still a real possibility that he gets the GOP nomination. I know, right? […]

What we’re really fighting.

A terrorist’s weapon is fear. Fear spread through pernicious ideas. Fear brought about by lies, half-truths and, unfortunately, sometimes by […]

“…your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. -Emma Lazarus That quote, penned by Emma […]

Wedges

We use some words and phrases so commonly that we don’t even seem to realize the wedges they drive between […]

Where the Heck is the Levant?

There is a terrorist organization out there right now that we’ve all heard of and the English translation of its […]

Ernst’s Nostalgia Trip Shows us Why She was the Wrong Choice

In giving the GOP response to the State of the Union, freshman Senator from Iowa JoniĀ Ernst gave a small speech […]

Looking Back at the 2014 Elections

OK folks, its been a week. I think I can marshal my thoughts now to explain why last Tuesday was […]

We’re living in Hong Kong

Update: Local paper ran this (edited badly) as a guest column. http://thegazette.com/subject/opinion/guest-columnists/were-living-in-hong-kong-20141011 Americans are in the same situation as the […]

No Gov. Moustache (Branstad), we can’t wait.

So, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is being accused of some pretty serious stuff. And yet, he thinks that should wait […]