The GOP claims to be the party of freedom, so why does every GOP policy promulgate the exact opposite?
With the death of Antonin Scalia, President Obama was left with one final opportunity to create a lasting legacy, because appointing a Supreme Court justice is one of the most powerful and important things a president can do — it’s going to shape jurisprudence for decades and could result in legal precedents that echo for […]
A fun bit of trivia: I ruled the school geography bee through a chunk of both grammar and middle school, though I certainly never made it to state. I’m not quite sure why I got so into geography and why I got so good at answering questions on the fly, because high pressure situations usually […]
In every major election, many independents and liberals like to purport that ‘Republicans and Democrats are just the same, really,’ dismissing Democratic candidates as too centrist to effect real change. In a country that largely has a two party system despite the theoretical existence of other political parties, these sentiments evoke a sense of hopelessness, […]
The 2016 election promises to be, as the kids say, bananas. The huge and terrifying Republican field is filled with an assortment of candidates who each bring their own unique brand of ‘terrible for the country’ to the fray, from Donald Trump’s bombastic hatred of immigrants to Scott Walker’s insistence on running Wisconsin into the […]
I don’t want to say that some of my best friends are conservatives, but, really, some of my best friends are conservatives. I see no harm in admitting that; they’re all great people, they are all extremely sharp and thoughtful, they offer great political analysis, and they’re fascinating, delightful, wonderful friends. I’m honoured to number them among […]
The United States is, for all intents and purposes, a two-party country, dominated by the Democrats and the Republicans. While other political parties are represented, they haven’t been able to make any meaningful headway on the system and their numbers are far too small to have any amount of significant power in the US landscape. […]
My friend Everett Maroon is kicking off another round of Political InQueery at Bitch Magazine, and it’s got me thinking about the 2012 campaign even more than I already was. The story currently occupying my brainmeats this week is the coverage about how the Republican contenders are ‘too boring.’ Apparently elections are supposed to be […]