Monthly Archives: July 2009

The Birth of Desperation: Irresponsible Opposition

Republicans are imploding, and the resulting compression into a black hole of nothingness is not pretty. Apparently nothing can escape this massive and growing object of right wing infinite density, not even light or logic. As a window into theater … Continue reading »

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Michael Jackson and Walter Cronkite

The concept of irony is often abused and invoked much too easily. But sometimes events conspire to provide true and rich irony that cannot be ignored. The near juxtaposition of the deaths of Michael Jackson and Walter Cronkite yield to … Continue reading »

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Republicans Have the Principled Backbone of an Invertebrate

According to a 2005 article in the conservative Weekly Standard, Republicans “have long taken the position that, because it is the president’s prerogative to select Supreme Court justices, any nominee who is qualified and does not subscribe to an extreme … Continue reading »

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A Comical Failure of Moral Values: Twisted Ideas of Theory and Practice in the Republican Party

We are witnessing an epidemic of infidelity among the faithful. Republican governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford thought he could sneak away unnoticed to meet his lover Maria in Argentina. But his absence was discovered, leading to a “Where’s Waldo” … Continue reading »

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Misplaced Priorities: The Dangers of Celebrity Worship in a Dangerous World

From the past eight years of mismanagement, we have inherited a series of crises. We are fighting two wars. The economy is weak and vulnerable. Unemployment numbers are in double digits. Our debt and deficit is climbing. Social security and … Continue reading »

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