Tag Archives: republican

A Millennial Declaration of Independence: It’s not me, it’s you

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Feeling abandoned by political parties—and the two party system as we presently know it—young people largely lean independent (as do an increasing number of Americans). Desperate in the face of dwindling affiliation, some party activists’ method of appealing to us is by way of ridicule and hurling blame. This morning I was reminded of why […]

Governor LePage just invents the news now.

I usually have a bit of fun imagining the mechanics of the hair-brained goings-on of the Blaine House, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that this action must be part of an elaborate coping mechanism. It is easier, I suppose, to find the humor in the latest LePage foibles than to truly examine how sad […]

American Conservatism and Pundit Culture: The mouth has taken over; it tells the brain what to do.

Note: There are two occurrences of profanity in this piece, which might somehow offend some readers more than anything Ann Coulter has ever said. The outcomes of last week’s election were less about affirmation of President Obama’s vision, the size of government, and/or the rights of gay people and pot-smokers than they were about a […]

On progress, appreciation, and getting back in the ring

Of the two outcomes that were most likely last night, I am elated that President Obama won a second term and, more importantly, that Governor Romney and his outmoded Reagan-revivalist vision of America lost. I am happy to have woken up in a state in which “gay marriage” is a concept that is off the […]

The RNC hired a firm that dabbles in voter registration fraud, for some reason.

As you might remember, the GOP swears up and down that voter fraud is destroying our great nation, and we must take action in order to stop it. They are so upset about this scourge that they are trying to pass laws all over the country, including here in Maine, to make it harder for […]