Tag Archive for United States

Pressing the “Re-START” Button

Well, that was interesting.  While I was flying home for the holidays today, the Senate decided to actually get stuff done and, you know, be productive.  When you think about peace on Earth, “good will toward men”, and so on…

Equality Wins While A Dream Dies

Earlier today, the Senate finally managed to get its act together and repealed the controversial Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.  About time too, it’s not like the policy was in effect for 18 years, after all.  Seriously, though, it seems…

GBP: Health Care Reform

As I mentioned in the announcement right before this post, there’ll be many changes coming in the next several days.  I hope to make the process as seamless as possible, but I also like getting down and dirty with the…

Don’t Forget To Check Your Liberties Along With Your Luggage

When will it end?  The Transportation Security Administration, the organization that mans the airport security checkpoints, appears to be just throwing new regulations and procedures at us, the American public, with the usual national security excuse.  Seriously, the conduct that…

The Good, The Bad, and the Presidential

Just about halfway into President Obama’s term, and we’ve had one of the most lopsided elections in American history- all based on misconceptions about what has or hasn’t been accomplished.  The media, politicians, their parties, and blogs far less sane…

The Casualties of the “Beltway Bubble”

For what it’s worth, the Republicans don’t seem to be in favor of much of anything these days that actually makes sense.  On the one hand, I can understand their fixation on reducing the deficit; that is something this country…

In Defense of The Constitution

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Cordoba House, the name of the proposed mosque and community center near Ground Zero.  What began as a simple local zoning matter became the latest flash point in our post-9/11 society almost…

What You Should Know About Missouri’s Proposition C (And Others Like It)

Well here we go: as Congress goes to its month-long August recess, we have a full slate of primaries and other developments in the midterm election races to keep us engaged in politics.  This Tuesday, the August primaries began in…

Food for Democracy: Transparency Versus National Security

If Afghanistan is our generation’s Vietnam, this is our generation’s Pentagon Papers; oh wait, just about every political observer out there has called it that already.  Anyway, if you haven’t heard about it yet, the website Wikileaks.org is causing quite…