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Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Renewing My Faith In The American People -- Santorum Gone

Just when I thought there was little, if any, hope that the American voting public could escape its own self-destructive voting patterns, the good people of Pennsylvania reject the incumbent senator of Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum. His ultraconservative, radical ideology apparently got to be too much... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 3, 2006

After Seven Paychecks, Ney Resigns As Representative

House Republican Bob Ney of Ohio resigned today. He has been under fire by fellow Republicans in Congress, but especially in the House, to resign since pleading guilty to conspiracy charges and making false statements on October 13. Many believed he was hurting the party by remaining, not to mention... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 2, 2006

So He Went Ahead And Did It Anyway

It may have been because of all the pressure. The pressure within his own party. The pressure from without his party. Public pressure. Media exposure. Pressure from veterans and from those currently in the service of the U.S. military. All of these things. Maybe. I believe he did it, not because he... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kerry Refuses To Apologize For "Stuck In Iraq" Quip

It's been all over the news today. Not one of the news channels could stay away from it for more than fifteen minutes at a time. If they weren't talking, analyzing, punditing it, they were telling you to stay tuned to hear them talk, analyze, and punditize Kerry's remarks. Kerry made the remarks in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 30, 2006

When All Else Fails, Attack A Non-Issue

Gays make up a very small percentage of the American population. So why has president Bush begun speaking out against same-sex marriage again all of a sudden? Two reasons. One: the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled last Thursday that benefits packages could not be denied persons involved in a same-sex... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 27, 2006

New 'Strategies' And 'Timetables' Are Just For The Elections, People

The current campaign by the Bush administration to rein in its mostly conservative voter base is truly a series of ridiculous acts of desperation. Amid all the mudslinging, the personal and professional jibes, taunts, accusations, and counter-accusations of the many and varied races going on... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Democrats And The Retaking Of Congress

Heath Shuler is running for Congress in the 11th District, a Democrat-dominated section of the North Carolina Smoky Mountains that has voted Republican for over a decade. Shuler has name recognition -- All-American footballer who played at Tennessee and for the Washington Redskins -- and the current... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 20, 2006

With 20/20 Hindsight, How Many Knew It Was A Hoax?

The Department of Homeland Security issued a threat warning a couple days ago, releasing information that they'd identified and were investigating what looked to be serious threats against major cities. The DHS and its intelligence agencies had picked up a couple of blogs that were posting... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 16, 2006

300,000,000 People In America?

If you haven't heard the news, the population of the United States will pass the 300 million mark before year's end. The U.S. is the third largest country in the world population-wise, but it is far behind China and India, who both have over a billion people crowded into their borders. But there is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Taking On Hillary's One Thing; Taking On Bill Is Another, Mr. McCain

Senator John McCain, the frontrunning Republican hopeful for president in 2008, came out yesterday in a news conference and placed the blame for the existence of North Korea's nuclear program on former President Bill Clinton's "failed policies." He said in fact: "I would remind Senator [Hillary]... Sign in to see full entry.

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