Thomas Jefferson

Dirtiest campaign of all time? Not by a long shot

Dirtiest campaign of all time?  Not by a long shot

At some point in every Presidential campaign, someone starts wringing their hands and declares the political rhetoric “toxic” and concludes that this is “the dirtiest campaign in history.” Which, of course, is a crock.  Politics is a dirty business.  It thrives on mud, slander, attacks and innuendo. But this doesn’t stop the pundits from crying […]

Obama laments technology, shallowness of information age

Obama laments technology, shallowness of information age

President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy, in his latest critique of modern media. Obama, who often chides journalists and cable news outlets for obsessing with political horse race coverage rather than serious issues, told a class of […]

Time to revisit term limits

Republicans seized control of Congress in the 1994 mid-term elections by promising, among other things, to turn term limits into the law of the land. Of course, as soon as they won control they scrapped the term limits idea, saying the concept was “unworkable” and some even suggested it could be “unconstitutional.” Both excuses were […]

Right wing rewrites history in real time

Right wing rewrites history in real time

The rabid right wants to rewrite history and in states like Texas they are already doing so. Conservatives in the Lone Star state want the state school board to rewrite teaching guidelines and force schools to downplay the role that Thomas Jefferson played in American history while praising right-wingers like Phyllis Schlafly and challenging the […]

A Half-Baked Alaska Sermon

1832 – In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Jr.. 1999 – Glenn Beck begins talks with Church of Latter Day Saints to trade his ADHD disorder for a lifetime membership in their church. COINCIDENCE? I think NOT! “Don’t retreat. RELOAD” — Sarah Palin “I cannot live […]