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Rendition Kim Davis to Guantanamo Bay
Politics

Rendition Kim Davis to Guantanamo Bay

We have a special place for radical fundamentalists who threaten our way of life – it’s called Guantanamo Bay. Or, more precisely, Camp Delta. As long as an obstructionist, conservative Congress refuses to aid the president in closing its shameful gates, the administration should fill the beds of released foreign detainees with unreconstructed domestic threats … Continue reading

Conservative Sharia and Leviticus Law
Culture / Philosophy / Politics

Conservative Sharia and Leviticus Law

I this the America that conservatives endorse? Government officials contriving their own law. Fundamentalists defying the founders? What if this Christian Fundamentalist slob, Kim Davis, were an Islamic Fundamentalist slob?  Indeed. But then, the logical outcome of their position escapes them – or it simply doesn’t matter. What conservatives lack in consistency they make up … Continue reading

Trump ~ The Politics of ‘Irritainment’ and Reality Star vs Reality (Video)
Politics

Trump ~ The Politics of ‘Irritainment’ and Reality Star vs Reality (Video)

Whew!  Wall to padded wall media coverage of The Donald and his kooky campaign induces some strange hypnotic state – an admixture of entertainment and irritation. Trump may have inadvertently created a whole new genre for our viewing displeasure.  Call it, irritainment. You’ll be vaguely pissed off and captivated at once. His candidacy, a spectacle of the three-ring variety, … Continue reading

In the Treacherous Middle of Travon’s Death
Culture / Politics

In the Treacherous Middle of Travon’s Death

by brian boru They’d staked out their positions early on, liberals with Travon and conservatives with Zimmerman. We go to our corners so quickly – reflexively. Everything is political, everything partisan. This retreat to political camps even from journalists whose work speaks to scrupulous objectivity – who so distinguish themselves from the rest by being … Continue reading

The Alan Simpson Project – Blood, Hair and Eyeballs
Politics

The Alan Simpson Project – Blood, Hair and Eyeballs

  The Alan Simpson Project was an American progressive Republican coalition, active between 1979 and 1997, consisting of lead man Alan Simpson (R-WY) and backup Bob Dole (R-KN) surrounded by a varying number of session Republicans.  The band retained some relevance even after their active period but faded into obscurity in 2004 with the reelection … Continue reading