The NRA’s con: Promoting lies and conspiracy fantasies

The NRA’s con: Promoting lies and conspiracy fantasies

Spend any amount of time talking to a gun proponent who belongs to the National Rifle Association and you will most likely discover that he or she is also an avid conspiracy theorist who believes most outlandish fantasies about government involvement in secret plans to control everyone’s lives. NRA members, by and large, believe the […]

Here’s a gun owner and hunter who thinks assault-style weapons should be banned

Here’s a gun owner and hunter who thinks assault-style weapons should be banned

Yes, I’m a gun owner, a hunter, a user of firing ranges and a long-time supporter of the second amendment. I carry a concealed handgun legally in the Commonwealth of Virginia and I’m not ashamed to admit it or allow my permit be part of the public record. And, yes, I believe assault-style weapons should […]

End of year brings end of reality moments from political losers like Republicans and/or gun nuts

End of year brings end of reality moments from political losers like Republicans and/or gun nuts

As 2012 winds down, the final moments of the year brings more “end of reality” moments from a variety of political losers. Congressional Republicans, facing widespread public disapproval of the “our self-destructive ways or else” attitude on the upcoming and seemingly inevitable “fiscal cliff” continue to block any hope of reaching an agreement with self-destructive […]

The voters have spoken but Republicans may be too deaf to hear

The voters have spoken but Republicans may be too deaf to hear

On the Wednesday following the 2008 election, the strategists of the Republican Party, still licking their wounds from John McCain’s disaster of a Presidential campaign, settled on a singular plan to limit new President Barack Obama to a single term in the White House. That strategy required the party of the elephant to put aside […]

Now, finally, it’s the voters’ turn to decide the fate of a nation

Now, finally, it’s the voters’ turn to decide the fate of a nation

Now, the voters speak. The millions upon millions are spent, the messages upon messages are finished, the campaign stops upon stops are complete. The spin masters will continue to twists facts and make grandiose predictions on the TV and Internet until the last polls close Tuesday night but the decision is now up to the […]

Forget change: In the end, voters stick to the status quo

Forget change: In the end, voters stick to the status quo

Americans, all opinion polls say emphatically, think Congress is a partisan swamp where nothing is done. Changes, those same polls say, must come.  It’s time to throw the bums out and put in fresh blood.  Even incumbent Senator John McCain admits that support for Congress is “down to paid staffers and blood relatives.” But, like […]