Are Republican’s Really Interested In A Balanced Budget Amendment?

Scales

Many Republicans have been concerned about the federal deficit since George W. Bush turned a surplus into a deficit with increased spending and tax cuts but as soon as Barack Obama was elected president this concern quickly transformed into an obsession. To many, this has become such a dire situation that 20 states are now […]

Can Michigan Really Trust Rick Snyder?

Snyder

For two years Rick Snyder claimed “Right to work” legislation was too divisive and not on his agenda. Shortly after the 2012 elections Rick Snyder changed his mind. Given how divisive “Right to work” would be it should come as no surprise that the governor would want to insulate Republican members of the state house […]

Military Pension Cuts Prove Hypocrisy Of Republicans

Military

Over the past few decades the attitude towards military personnel has shifted to the point where now individuals of all political ideologies consider our military personnel as inviolable. Polls show that the military favorability rating has nearly doubled compared to the last 30 years of the 20th century. With this in mind it should come […]

The NSA Is Scary Good

NSA

Since June of 2013 when Edward Snowden released government documents confirming the existence of various data gathering methods used by the NSA there has been a lot of discussions surrounding the value of these programs. Many of these same conversations also occurred in 2006 when it was reveled that the NSA was collecting data from […]

Chris Christie Unabridged And Unpresidential

Chris Christie

Not too long ago the right was up in arms over a scandal at the IRS. To them it exposed a litany of truths they had long believed about the Obama administration. It proved they would use the power of the office to punish the opposition. It proved they were arrogant. It proved they were […]

Fixing The Economy Through Collective Bargaining

Workers

Much of this past year workers in the fast food industry have been taking action to get better wages. While there is certainly a debate as to whether an increase in the minimum wage is the proper vehicle to facilitate this change there is little denying the fact that income inequality is on the rise […]

Conservatives Unpatriotically Rooting For Obamacare Failure

Grumpy GOP

The main stream media has been obsessed with comparing the Affordable Care Act (affectionately known as Obamacare) with various failures by the previous administration. The comparisons have included “the ACA is Obama’s” – 9/11, Iraq, Abu Ghraib, or Medicare part D. But the most popular of these analogies seems to be Hurricane Katrina. And while […]

Problems With Obamacare Don’t Prove Private Sector Superiority

Mortgage Maddness

The main stream media has been very focused recently on every problem with the Affordable Care Act (affectionately known as Obamacare). There are plenty of things not to like about the ACA and in particular the website launch but many in the media have taken this as an opportunity to push as common conservative platitude […]

The War On Christmas – Fightin’ The Good Fight

War on Christmas

It’s that time of year again – time for all Fox News contributors to feign outrage at every person, place or thing that doesn’t overtly include Christ in their holiday experience. While the finger is often pointed at atheists a large number of complaints from the right involve corporations. Yet the motivation for these corporations […]

There’s Nothing Nuclear About The Nuclear Option

Nuclear Option

Harry Reid and Senate Democrats made waves last week when they detonated the “nuclear option”. Thanks to this change in Senate rules, ending debate on judicial nominees will only require 51 votes instead of the previous 60 vote requirement. It should be noted this change does not affect the typical Senate filibuster we have all […]