Austerity: The paring back of government services and spending at a time of high public debt. European governments have largely embraced it to one degree or another, and the U.S. has dipped its toes into the austerity pond with the institution of the “sequester” cuts. Providing the ammunition for austerity [...]
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This week the United States Supreme Court is undertaking the challenge of ruling on marriage equality. For those mired in religious dogma, this issue is a non-issue and there is no discussion or consideration other than it is not appropriate. But as a person, it should matter to everyone whether [...]Read more ›
Congress’ inability to do the work they were elected to do has now led to the largest self inflicted hit on the US economy and financial stability of millions of Americans in our collective history. The idea of a sequestration of the federal budget that was originally enacted by [...]Read more ›
This post is a bit personal. About a month ago I was diagnosed with melanoma. As you might expect, I immediately began to look for information about the disease, its prognosis, treatment options, etc. As I sorted through the various websites such as the American Cancer Society I found a lot of [...]Read more ›
I’m feeling snarky after watching replays of Paul Ryan’s smug arrogant face complaining that Republicans want to get things done, but Obama just won’t work with them. As if!! I just need to make sure I’m following the logic being presented by Republicans in defense of why they are willing [...]Read more ›
Former US House Rep. Joe Walsh joined the ranks of the unemployed recently when he was not re-elected to his position in Congress. He is known to most people as the “deadbeat dad” Congressman who refused to pay back child support to his ex-wife and children while in office, and [...]Read more ›
Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girls’ rights activist, was officially nominated for a 2013 Nobel Peace Prize by three members of the Norwegian parliament last Friday. Malala first rose to prominence at the tender age of eleven when she began writing a BBC blog where she documented her life under [...]Read more ›
The sliding grinding sound you hear is Karl Rove’s fingernails digging in for a hold as he slides into irrelevance in today’s political games. For those of us who were aware of his dirty dealings before George W. Bush made it to the national stage, his fall has been long [...]Read more ›
When the U.S. has a Republican president, GOP members of congress are among the world’s biggest Keynesians. Witness the eight year spending spree under the Bush administration, where congress approved of two wars and a huge Medicare prescription drug benefit without providing a method to pay for any of them. [...]Read more ›
The British House of Commons overwhelmingly passed a bill legalizing gay marriage by a margin of 400-175. The bill is likely to become law as Prime Minister David Cameron supports it. According to the BBC, Cameron sees this law as “an important step forward.” Chief Executive Ben Summerskill of the [...]Read more ›
Fox News Host Chris Wallace called out the hypocrisy of NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre on his Sunday morning show. Where the argument started to get heated was when Wallace asked LaPierre if he regretted airing the ad with President Obama’s daughters showing their need for armed security guards, and [...]Read more ›