Democrats & Liberals

Terror Strikes Paris

Posted by Warren Porter on November 13, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Dozens are dead in Paris as a result of a series of coordinated terrorist attacks. Unsubstantiated rumors indicate that the perpetrators utilized Kalashnikov rifles and suicide bombs. Many suspect this is the work of Islamism.

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Republican Tax Plans in the Spotlight

Posted by Warren Porter on November 10, 2015 at 10:11 AM

Tonight, the Republican candidates for President will gather once again for a debate. This time, moderated by Fox Business Channel. While Fox is traditionally favorable to conservative viewpoints, the earlier debate by the primary Fox News Channel proved that Fox is perfectly able to run a tough debate.

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Liars & Truth Tellers

Posted by Warren Porter on November 6, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Over the last few months, movement conservatives have adopted a few memes that they hoped would guide them in the 2016 Presidential race. Namely, that Hillary R. Clinton is a liar and that outsider Republicans are truth-tellers. This week's Friday News Dump contains astounding revelations regarding both.

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Paul Ryan's Speakership Will Be Yet Another Farce

Posted by TreyL on October 29, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Between the years of 1931 and 1995, there was only one Republican to hold the position of Speaker of the House. Can you guess who he was without cheating? It was Joseph William Martin Jr. who served until Democrats took over the House in 1954. He's also the last GOP speaker whose tenure wasn't riddled with complete insanity and scandal after scandal. I can assure you that Paul Ryan's tenure will not end that streak.

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Unclear on the Concept

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on October 25, 2015 at 12:49 PM

Mr. Carson, if you are ever elected President, This won't be your job.

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Clinton's two Miracles: Benghazi & the Debt Ceiling

Posted by Warren Porter on October 15, 2015 at 10:08 AM

After so much fervor over the past 3 years regarding her actions on 9/11/12, Hillary Clinton finally returns to the House Select Committee on Benghazi to offer her testimony.

Despite her competent leadership on the day the Benghazi annex was attacked, Republican accusations of mismanagement have kept this "scandal" from withering away. Clinton has alleged a partisan motive from the beginning and recently, she has been vindicated. Clearly, the Republican vendetta against Clinton is collapsing upon itself. Such is the nature of a structure built on such a lousy foundation. Now, with the allegations posed by Bradley Podliska, the whole paper castle is tumbling down.

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Boehner Calls it quits

Posted by Warren Porter on September 26, 2015 at 2:39 PM

After privately meeting with Pope Francis last Thursday, Speaker Boehner has announced that he will resign his seat at the end of October.

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Walker & Perry call it quits

Posted by Warren Porter on September 21, 2015 at 7:29 PM

In the past month, Rick Perry and Scott Walker have dropped out of the Presidential race. Personally, I am breathing a sigh of relief. These two men were the ones that kept me up at night. Not because they were the strongest general election candidates, but these were the guys with both the mainstream credibility to eek through a general election as well as the backbones they would need to stand up to moderates and liberals in Congress.

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A Birthright Wasted On Some...

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on August 19, 2015 at 9:06 PM

In the Dred Scott Case, the judge infamously held that the slave who was its subject had no rights which had to be respected. Though born an American, he could be treated like trash because of who he was born to, and what his skin color was. It tells us something about the power of the Birthright citizenship in the 14th Amendment, that the extreme hypocrisy of Separate But Equal had to be invented in order to justify the dehumanizing laws of Jim Crow. They had to pretend, on a legal level, that segregation didn't betray that birthright!

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Final Deal with Iran Announced

Posted by Warren Porter on July 14, 2015 at 9:30 AM

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released the full text of the final agreement reached by the 6 negotiation partners with Iran. I have not had time to look at the agreement itself nor have I read much commentary regarding its details, so I am withholding judgement for now.

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A Vote For Bernie Sanders Is A Vote For the GOP Nominee

Posted by TreyL on July 7, 2015 at 3:36 PM

Any armchair political observer can tell you that a long, drawn-out primary challenge only hurts the eventual nominee's chances in the general election. Even though a primary challenge has doomed many, many candidates in the past, Bernie Sanders supporters never got the message.

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Two Big Decisions from the Supreme Court

Posted by Warren Porter on June 26, 2015 at 12:21 PM

The last legal challenge to the PPACA has been cleared. People will receive subsidies regardless of whether their exchange was established by the Federal Government or by a State.

Secondly, people will no longer be discriminated according to their gender when applying for a civil marriage.

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No "Off with her head" for the Queen of Nuts

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on June 3, 2015 at 9:36 PM

Honestly, I can't say I have much love for Pam Geller. In fact, when I heard this news... to be honest with you, I laughed at the thought of it! The poetic justice of a provocateur getting much more than they bargained for struck me as funny. But would I want it to actually happen? Not for a second.

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Paranoia Bites The Hand that Feeds It

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on May 9, 2015 at 11:23 AM

When I see things like these conspiracy theories get taken seriously, I worry for this country. The Framers founded the Republic on the notion that people could rationally manage their own affairs, that we wouldn't need "gently" born aristocrats to manage the great unwashed masses. We've come along way, but there's always going to be somebody who wants to mess things up.

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A Problem of Identification

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on May 4, 2015 at 2:12 PM

At a recent Staff Development event, we had a speaker from the Federal Reserve over to talk about the Demographics of the city we serve. What he had to say was pretty astounding, even to someone like me. This report contains much of the surprising information about Houston and it's Metropolitan area, and it should suprise you, too.

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