A bunch of Republican real and presumed presidential primary candidates descended on Greenville, South Carolina, Saturday. The event was the “South Carolina Freedom Summit.”
Take heart my Hispanic and Latino brothers and sisters. You’re not the only ones whose presence in the U.S. makes Republican’s skin crawl. At least if the parsed bigotry of South Carolina Republican Representative Trey Gowdy and some of his colleagues and constituents is any indication.
Hillary Clinton has a real conundrum on her hands. It’s her walking-on-eggs observation about the upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership vote. The vote will be in tandem with another controversial trade deal with the European Union, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
The Palmetto state appears to be an imperative stopover for anybody who has even remotely thought about entering the 2016 Republican presidential primary.
Golly, gee whiz, do tell…South Carolina, among many Southern and right-wing states, simply doesn’t have the money. In short, any social program favored by progressives comes a cropper because of shortage of the green stuff.
Southern Republican candidates have nothing to fear from the Southern Democratic electorate if my recent, highly distasteful experience, is a harbinger of things to come.
The surfeit of Republican hand-wringing has begun. Hillary is officially running for president with her online announcement. Yes, THAT Hillary. You know, the Hillary Clinton who has more qualifications for the office than just about all of the modestly accomplished opposition candidates put together.
The Kansas legislature is about to pass a bill that is a piece of paper-hate directed at the poor. Hate primarily driven by Brownback, who, during his tenure as governor has seen the numbers of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program SNAP or food stamps) recipients, drop from over 40,000 to just under 15,000.
I could be wrong, but I suspect Louis Jordan will be sailing into murky political waters very soon.
I still believe there are points to be made about the issue of California attorney, Matthew Gregory McLaughlin and his “Sodomite Suppression Act” (SSA).
Another syndicated scribe has taken to slashing and burning unions. He’s a Tribune News Service columnist. Just another highly paid, right-wing propagandist.
I’m ashamed of America. Not because I hate America, but because I love America. By now you’ve probably seen the YouTube video by some members of the Unversity of Oklahoma chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon singing hateful, racist lyrics on a party bus that would embarrass the KKK.
I attended the South Carolina State Democratic Party-sponsored John Spratt Issues Conference in Myrtle Beach late last week. The conference featured a number of prominent Democrats.
Incumbent Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is going to have to labor a bit extra for the next six weeks if he hopes to continue to occupy that legendary office.
There’s a bill parked in the House Ways & Means Committee called the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Extension Act for 2015. Over at the Senate Chamber, a companion piece awaits introduction.
State Senator Thomas D. “Tom” Corbin is one of South Carolina’s political “Walking Dead.” While dining with colleague Lexington Senator Katrina Shealy, he referred to women as “A lesser cut of meat than men.”
Williams offends the proud tradition and moral demands of true journalism and, in particular, the memories of those who braved various war fronts around the world, sacrificing their lives in the process.
In yet another senseless gun episode, a highly respected, accomplished and beloved professor, Raja Fayad, was shot to death on campus on the afternoon of Thursday, February 5, 2015.
A new ‘serious’ candidate just started kicking the tires for 2016. He’s 62-year-old, twice married, Ohio Governor and former Congressman, John Kasich. Unlike Sarah Palin, he could catch on.
I was privileged to watch a chamber full of sullen, petulant, mostly far-right and white, wealthy Koch puppets, largely sitting on their hands as second term President Barack Obama, gave them a not so subtle dressing down.