The New Myth Something significant has occurred during the 2015-2016 election cycle. The mainstream media has effectively portrayed “anger” or “being politically angry” as bad. “Good” citizens, in this context, are those who aren’t upset, frustrated, or angry... Read More »
Where America Is Right Now Whatever the President says in the State of the Union address early next week, here’s what really needs to be said. A Real State of the Union: Sometimes things just don’t add up. They don’t make sense. There’s no way to reconcile them with…well, reality.... Read More »
Need to Know This is going to be a bit wonky. Comparing tax plans of various candidates isn’t something most people do just for fun. But it’s important because a candidate’s tax plan says a lot about how the person is picturing himself/herself in the White House, and how he/she approaches... Read More »
After Paris In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, here’s what we know: ISIS is cheering the Paris massacres, and vowing that this is only the beginning. They promise that more such attacks on Europe and the United States are ahead. One of the terrorist attackers in Paris had... Read More »
“Why can’t the two parties in Washington just get along?” “Why can’t the politicians just stop bickering and work together?” “With the factional divides in the Republican Party, no Speaker of the House can get anything done.” “Shutting down the government is a failure of... Read More »
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