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Keep Your Nose

Thursday, January 19th, 2023

Old sayings are a good way to remind us not to do stupid things.  For example, I’ve often heard, “Don’t cut your nose off to spite your face.”  This phrase warns us against acts of self-harm.  We often act out of anger and end up hurting ourselves. For the last sixty years conservative politicians and […]

Roots Run Deep

Friday, January 6th, 2023

In October of 1929 the New York Stock market crashed and took down the global economy.  Conservative President Herbert Hoover chose to keep government help limited.  For the next three years the economy remained in free fall. This horrible experience taught voters that something had to change.  Millions of people realized that they had the […]

Is That An Elephant in Your Uterus?

Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

When a woman walks into a doctor’s office should Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick and Ken Paxton walk in too?  Should national Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy and Ted Cruz watch a woman’s exam?  Should these politicians make medical decisions for women? Republican politicians in Austin and Washington think they should.  Pregnancy is one of […]

Public Service vs. Private Profit

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Conservatives have been pretty clear about one aspect of their governing philosophy.  They say that they will run government like a business.  Liberals, however, see government as public services.  The results are dramatically different. Liberal policies shaped American politics after the Great Depression.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt provided a role model for creating government services.  The […]

Remember Your Constantine

Friday, July 8th, 2022

The year 312 of the Common Era marked a decisive turning point in world history.  A Roman general named Constantine wanted total control of the empire.  Constantine waged war against his enemies to establish dominance. Since the time of Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE), Roman generals ruled by force instead of election.  The 300 intervening years […]

I’m Staying

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

I love to travel. I inherited this love from my parents.  Dad’s service in the United States’ Army opened a world to me.  Our three years living in Germany had the most impact. Weekends and holidays in Germany were an adventure. The Churches and the castles overflowed with history. The natural history museums literally had […]

Only You Can Make it Better

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Please read the names of the American children and teachers sacrificed to Second Amendment extremism. We need responsible gun ownership. We need a well-regulated militia. Alexandria Aniyah Rubio, 10 Alithia Ramirez, 10 Amerie Jo Garza, 10 Annabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10 Eliahana Cruz Torres, 10 Eliana “Ellie” Garcia, 9 Jackie Cazares, 10 Jailah Nicole Silguero, 10 […]

America–Home of the Brave

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

On April 19, 1995 Timothy McVeigh attacked the United States of America.  He murdered 168 Americans. Ten children were among the dead. At the time of his arrest, McVeigh had excerpts from the Turner Diaries in his car.  This 1978 novel by William Luther Pierce depicts a coming race war.  White supremacists attacked the United […]

Freeing State Power

Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

After the Second World War, the United States Supreme Court has been following a single star.  Individual liberty is stronger than state power.  Millions of Americans from all walks of life had risked their lives, and the nation honored their service with individual liberty. The new conservative Supreme Court is on the verge of empowering […]

Big Government Conservatives Take Back Rights

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson has fought her way past big government conservatives.  She is on her way to confirmation to sit on the highest court in America.  Her story is a story of America. As conservative Senators questioned her, both inside and outside the committee room, they revealed how far back they […]

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