Democrats & Liberals

Untrue Patriots

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on January 20, 2016 at 7:20 PM

See what you folks have encouraged? FOXNews lionizes these people, and all of a sudden, they think they can pull stunts like this. It's not a coincidence. It's consequence.

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Happy Holidays: Straight Talk On the Anti-Political Correctness Movement

Posted by TreyL on December 24, 2015 at 10:29 PM

It's Christmas Eve as I write this, and I accept in advance that some will not like what I have to say. However, it's that time of year again when, like clockwork, the religious right screams and cries about their imaginary "war on Christmas." Today, after putting in a work-intensive morning and afternoon preparing Christmas dinner for the family, I ran out to a Chinese restaurant for the work-free Christmas Eve dinner that quite a few families enjoy, and witnessed a grown man throwing a temper tantrum because the cashier had dared wish him a happy holiday instead of a merry Christmas. It's a smaller, and less dangerous example of how the anti-PC movement is nothing more than when bigots realize that their bigotry is no longer socially acceptable.

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The Courage to Face the Light

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on December 8, 2015 at 3:22 PM

The world is not a place built to soothe our anxieties. Something is always going wrong. If we wait for the world to quiet, for people to be good, and our enemies not to threaten us to live up to our ideals, we'll never realize the true vision of our framers, or go beyond it to even more exceptional heights of glory.

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Dystopias are the Utopias of the Few

Posted by Stephen Daugherty on December 4, 2015 at 10:57 AM

It is easy to think almost any system works, if you live at the top, if you're in the top one percent. You take your hits, you absorb your damage, you get your friends in authority to fix things up for you, and then you're good. If you're part of some political party dominating things, and you're seeing your agenda pushed everywhere, you might think that you're in the best of all possible worlds. The world often ensures that the last people to know something is wrong, are the ones who lead and dominate.

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The World Gathers in Le Bourget

Posted by Warren Porter on November 30, 2015 at 10:57 AM

Today marks the beginning of COP21, the 21st annual Conference of the Parties on Climate Change. Personally, I am not terribly optimistic about these types of meetings. Politicization easily intrudes, which prevents meaningful action. I am not the only one concerned with the direction negotiations seem to be taking.

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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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