Republican friends, what happened to you?

Hi, Republican friends! It’s been a while since I’ve seen many of you in person. And how you’ve changed! You used to be all about standing tall with our allies, free trade, balanced budgets, morality and family values. And I was pretty sure you thought truth and honesty had some

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News from 2041: Baron Trump takes oath of office

Dateline January 21, 2041 — As America gets set for the inauguration of President Baron Trump after his landslide victory over token opposition, it’s a good time to look back and retrace our steps toward this historic moment. The Democrats were widely believed to have an open path to the

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Taking a Constitutional (part 2)

The U.S. Constitution has been under steady attack for almost nine years. Conservative Republicans in the Senate and on the Supreme Court have sabotaged the voice of the majority of citizens and inflicted what may be lasting damage to the foundations of this nation. Here's a look at some of

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Taking a Constitutional (part 1)

A casual walk through the U.S. Constitution looks at the historical context in which it was written. Did the Founding Fathers intend for the document to be followed exactly as worded? Or did they envision it being amended as the future evolved? [This is the first of two parts.] The

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Guns, hypocrisy and Catch-22

Mentally challenged? On the no-fly list? No problem. Pick any gun you want. Heck, buy lots of them. Another day, another gun massacre. What have the senators from North Carolina done about it? They have blown some hot air followed by no action whatsoever, joining with their colleagues in Washington

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Fantasy politics: a one-citizen-one-vote U.S. Senate

North Carolinians, are you feeling a little under-represented? You should be. Your senator speaks for just under 10.25 million citizens. Meanwhile, a senator from Wyoming speaks for less than 590,000. The difference carries a factor of 17. For Californians, it’s much worse. A senator speaks for just under 40 million

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Confessions of a libtard

Yes, it’s true. I’m a libtard. Or so say some of my Facebook friends. Although the intellectual underpinnings for their charge often escape me, I don’t much care what they call me. But I would like to remind them that they’re also talking about my Mom, and she certainly doesn't

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Relief for me, but none for thee

Tragically, the famous movie line “Houston, we have a problem” needs to be changed to “Houston: We have a problem.” We haven’t even begun to assess the ultimate cost of Hurricane Harvey, and our hearts go out to its many victims. But on the plus side, if the history of

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