GOP Rep. John Duncan Calls Out Fellow Republicans For Supporting ‘Endless War’

It isn’t often that you’ll find me agreeing with Republicans on anything, but I believe in giving credit where and when it is due. Today I read an op-ed from Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. of Tennessee’s 2nd District over at The American Conservative and I have to admit, I was quite impressed. Granted, it’s one […]

September 12: Never Forget

September 11th, 2001, we are constantly reminded, is a day we as Americans should never forget. It’s not an easy series of events to forget, so I’m not sure if the commandment is supposed to be literal. I wondered aloud on my Facebook page if, contrary to popular opinion, we should collectively forget the day. […]

The Schools to Prison Pipeline: Arrested at School over Jolly Ranchers

I wish that title was an exaggeration. But a thirteen year old kid in Oklahoma was arrested by his principal for the infraction of taking some Jolly Ranchers and Taco Bell coupons. Taco. Bell. Coupons. And candy. Not from a store, mind you, but while walking around the halls of his grade school. If only this […]

Did We Forget What Led to the Patriot Act in the First Place? Bush’s Incompetence Before 9/11

I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about how many progressives and conservatives (and some who wouldn’t classify themselves in either category) are shocked and outraged at government overreach and spying. You know what? I’m fed up that more people in positions of power aren’t talking about how we ended up in this position in […]