Inspired by Bernie: Let Those Who Can, Run in November ’16

November 2012. There before me, an empty space on the election ballot. Not one progressive had dared oppose the incumbent.  His tenure in office was marred by admitted “inappropriate and regrettable” behavior, yet he ran unchallenged. The blinking cursor thumbed its nose at me, keenly aware that whatever name I wrote in—be it “Johnny Appleseed” […]

Texas Lawmakers Want To Remove Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program

If you’re a woman and you use Planned Parenthood in Texas for health care, you might have to go somewhere else for cancer screenings if Texas lawmakers have their way. To conservative Republican lawmakers, Planned Parenthood is an evil empire determined to provide abortions to anyone they can, despite the fact that abortion services are […]

Texas Tea Party Lawmaker Wants To Legalize Pot Because Of God (UPDATE)

It’s not every day that you’re going to hear me praise Republicans for anything. Lately, there’s been an absolute flurry of bills filed at the state and federal levels by GOP lawmakers that would take us backwards, not forward. Whether it is allowing people without a proper license to drive buses in Mississippi under a […]

Don’t Underestimate Republican Hatred

It’s been a rough go for the Republicans of late. They’ve seen their Benghazi scandal, so carefully cultivated, go up in smoke. A confirmed ringleader of the Benghazi attacks, Ahmed Abu Khattala, has been captured, and stated that the infamous video mocking Islam was his motivation. A major GOP talking point is dead, just like […]

Why Fox News Is Total Garbage

I can’t begin to truly convey my disdain for Fox News.  Not just because I disagree with nearly everything they support, but because the channel is pure trash. To actually call it “news” is laughable, and their tagline “Fair and Balanced” is an even bigger joke. Now I’m not saying other stations don’t have bias, […]

The Libertarian Denial: The Truth About Rand Paul and Drones

I wrote an article yesterday covering the comments made by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul on Monday, when he shockingly said he supported the use of drones to kill Americans on American soil without a trial.  This, of course, is a complete contradiction from his 13 hour filibuster in March where he spoke out against the […]