Donald Trump And Ted Cruz Are Killing The Republican Party

Does anyone remember Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole, or both of the Bush presidents? It seems like not so long ago that the Republican Party represented conservative ideology, but they weren’t completely insane. In the years since the rise of the Tea Party and hyper-partisan media, the GOP has drifted so far to the right that […]

I Am A White Gun Owner, And I Hate The NRA

For those of you who have followed my writing for a while, it’s no secret that I am a white liberal gun owner who lives in the South. I owned my first gun at a very early age, as did many other people in the rural part of Virginia where I grew up. This may […]

Here’s Why I Am Supporting Bernie Sanders Instead Of Hillary Clinton

On social media and elsewhere, there is a lot of animosity between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters. Before Sanders announced that he was running, I was prepared to accept Clinton as the nominee, because I didn’t expect any credible candidate to run against her. And yes, I was more than happy to vote for […]

This Is How The Government Should Deal With The Bundy Occupation In Oregon

A number of armed right-wing “patriots” have taken over a wildlife refuge in Oregon, hoping to goad the federal government into armed action against them so they can become conservative heroes. Among their members is a son of Cliven Bundy, the man who won a standoff with federal authorities in Nevada a couple of years back. Their […]

Bernie Sanders Has The Most Reasonable Position On Gun Control

The United States has a horrific problem with gun violence, and President Obama is considering his executive action options for addressing this issue. Predictably, gun fanatics have completely freaked out over this news. As a gun owner, I fully support the right of sane, non-criminal American citizens to own weapons. I enjoy target shooting and […]

Donald Trump Perfectly Illustrates How Stupid American Politics Has Become

Over two years ago, I wrote an article titled “We’re No Longer A Democracy, We’re An Idiocracy.” That story was penned in the face of a government shutdown, engineered by current presidential candidate Ted Cruz. The federal government shut down on October 1st, and it lasted about two weeks. After that fiasco, American voters should […]

Here’s Why Vladimir Putin Wants Donald Trump To Be President

Vladimir Putin has been fawning all over Donald Trump recently. It’s a bromance between two egotistical maniacs, and Donald Trump has welcomed the attention from Russia’s elected dictator. Just a couple of decades ago, if a Russian leader had endorsed a presidential candidate during the Cold War, it would have been the end of their […]

Here’s How Conservative States Like Louisiana Can Start Electing Democrats

Until recent months, it was assumed that Republican Senator David Vitter would be the next Republican governor of Louisiana. Coming into this race, David Vitter had the political wind at his back. In a jungle primary, he faced off against Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle and Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, both Republicans. The underdog candidate was […]

The NRA And The GOP Are Equally Responsible For America’s Mass Shootings

Let me preface this article on mass shootings and the NRA by stating that I am a gun owner. I currently own a .243 Savage bolt action hunting rifle, a 12 gauge shotgun, and a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson M&P Shield handgun. Since I was a young child, I have used firearms and know […]

The Tea Party Is Slowly Dying, But It’s Being Replaced By Fascism

Remember when the Tea Party was the dumbest thing that the Republican Party had going on? Remember when we had Michele Bachmann and the half-term governor from Alaska as the best examples of how mindless GOP voters had become? Boy, those were the days, weren’t they? Just a few years ago, the Tea Party was […]