In an election year when war should be an issue, it is best to remember the lessons of Vietnam

In an election year when war should be an issue, it is best to remember the lessons of Vietnam

War should be a major issue in Campaign 2012. Sadly, it is not. Both incumbent President Barack Obama and presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney support sending Americans to fight and die for questionable causes.  Afghanistan has become Obama’s Vietnam and Romney is a warmonger. Only Texas Congressman Ron Paul had the guts to stand up […]

What the hell is a neocon anyway?

What the hell is a neocon anyway?

Neocon has become a preferred insult in many political debates among conservatives, especially those who doubt the sincerity of others who claims to support a right-wing point of view. Websters’ dictionary appears to support this point of view: Definition of NEOCONSERVATIVE 1 : a former liberal espousing political conservatism 2 : a conservative who advocates […]

Can reason exist in today’s hyperbole-driven political environment?

Can reason exist in today’s hyperbole-driven political environment?

The Democratic and Republican onventions may still be a couple of months away but the stage is already set and the nominees determined:  Incumbent President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Obama didn’t face any real opposition, unless you count the convicted felon and prison inmate in Texas who damn near beat the incumbent […]

Pop culture politics and the Palin paradox

Pop culture politics and the Palin paradox

According to the book — and movie — “Game Change,” 2008 Republican Presidential nominee John McCain’s presidential campaign staff found vice presidential pick Sarah Palin on YouTube. After deciding to pick a woman to try and help McCain close the gender gap with Democratic nominee Barack Obama, the staff searched the Internet for female politicians […]

The Edwards case: Adultery may be a sin but it’s not a crime

The Edwards case: Adultery may be a sin but it’s not a crime

Legal analysts told Capitol Hill Blue before the trial against John Edwards began in North Carolina last month the case against the former Senator and Presidential candidate was doomed. While they agreed that Edwards’ actions of screwing around on his wife and spending contributions to keep his pregnant mistress under wraps was despicable at best, […]

The race for the nomination is over. Time for the GOP to get its act together

The race for the nomination is over. Time for the GOP to get its act together

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney clinched the Republican nomination for President Tuesday night with a convincing win in Texas, a state where Ron Paul‘s never-say-die supporters carpet-bombed the web with loud predictions of an upset win and who now will undoubtedly claim fraud at the polls. Romney ended the night with 1,184 delegates — well […]