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When I moved from Boston to Georgia ten years ago they told me about grits and pork rinds, warned me about the bugs, and assured me there would be a lot less snow. They did not tell me that belonging to a church is required by statute and that I would be the only liberal between Atlanta and the Canary Islands. There are, however, Yellow Dogs. These are Southerners who would vote for a Golden Retriever if it were running as a Democrat. That these people would be called Republicans if they lived in New England does not make me one bit less grateful that they exist.

Did The Supreme Court Rip The Corporate Veil? Does It Even Care?

Did The Supreme Court Rip The Corporate Veil?  Does It Even Care?

Ever since the Hobby Lobby decision there have been two words playing in my head but it had taken a week before I heard anyone else say them aloud. Corporate…

American Voters Need To Realize The Terrible Urgency Of 2014

American Voters Need To Realize The Terrible Urgency Of 2014

Every time I hear a pundit or a pollster discuss the certainty that Republicans will hold the House or the high probability they will gain control of the Senate I…

The Silence Would Be Deafening If Obama Tasked Neocons With Finding Solutions In Iraq

The Silence Would Be Deafening If Obama Tasked Neocons With Finding Solutions In Iraq

How would the neocons respond if President Obama told them they were solely in charge of coming up with solutions to the problems in Iraq? Could they even handle it?…

Republicans Worried About Another Akin-like Gaffe Fail to See Real Problem

Republicans Worried About Another Akin-like Gaffe Fail to See Real Problem

Republicans simply never learn. They always view their problems as cosmetic rather than core.…

50 Years After JFK’s Death, GOP Engaging In Character Assassination of POTUS

50 Years After JFK’s Death, GOP Engaging In Character Assassination of POTUS

Five years ago we elected a man almost as young, certainly as intelligent, and for many as charismatic as JFK. Another with a young and beautiful family.…

Joe Biden, Rand Paul and Plagiarism – False Equivalence Run Amok

Joe Biden, Rand Paul and Plagiarism – False Equivalence Run Amok

With the outing of Rand Paul's alleged serial plagiarism gathering steam his supporters are weighing in on social media. To paraphrase the common post, "And I suppose you were this…

The Senate has the Constitutional Power to Expel Ted Cruz

The Senate has the Constitutional Power to Expel Ted Cruz

The Senate theoretically has the Constitutonal power to expel Ted Cruz by a two-thirds vote immediately and with no recourse.…

Virginia and New Jersey Democratic Voters Can’t Let Us Down

Virginia and New Jersey Democratic Voters Can’t Let Us Down

The rest of us are looking to Virginia and New Jersey voters to send Republicans the message the rest of us cannot.…

Darrell Issa Is Hot on the Trail of a New Bogus Obama ‘Scandal’

Darrell Issa Is Hot on the Trail of a New Bogus Obama ‘Scandal’

Darrell Issa and other Republicans are going after another agency in their unending battle of bogus to discredit Obama Administration…

Flo Wants to Know: Progressive Insurance Is Wiretapping Our Cars

Flo Wants to Know: Progressive Insurance Is Wiretapping Our Cars

Not sure whether to call it a social experiment, a marketing gimmick, or just plain scary. Granted it is voluntary - at least so far - but Progressive is wiretapping…

The Crisis In Boston Is Over; Let the Carping, Criticisms, and Conspiracies Begin

The Crisis In Boston Is Over; Let the Carping, Criticisms, and Conspiracies Begin

It started right on schedule early Saturday morning. The second guessing and the criticism over the choices made by law enforcement Friday morning regarding the pursuit of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. …

Should ANY Of Us Need the State’s OK To Wed?

Should ANY Of Us Need the State’s OK To Wed?

Shouldn't we be questioning the right of government to mess with marriage at all?…

Are Wal-Mart’s Financials A Light Bulb Moment?

Are Wal-Mart’s Financials A Light Bulb Moment?

There was a little glimmer of light in the Southern skies last week. It wasn't exactly a light bulb flashing on over Wal-Mart corporate, but it did look as though…

Republicans are Jumping the Shark With Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Attack

Republicans are Jumping the Shark With Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Attack

Republicans seem intent on jumping the shark. This time they are staking a lot of political capital on a battle to disable the CFPB and its director Richard Cordray.…

Giffords/Kelly PAC a Missed Opportunity for Gun Reform

Giffords/Kelly PAC a Missed Opportunity for Gun Reform

Ya gotta love Gabby Giffords and her remarkable husband Mark Kelly. But on Tuesday they blew it. …

Harry Reid Wants Input on Filibuster; let’s give it to him

Harry Reid Wants Input on Filibuster; let’s give it to him

If Senator Reid needs more input on filibuster reform, let's make our voices heard right now.…

Focusing NRA Fight on Sandy Hook Could Lose the Battle for Sensible Gun Policy

Focusing NRA Fight on Sandy Hook Could Lose the Battle for Sensible Gun Policy

Now we have this universal outpouring of grief and revulsion and we also have a problem. The known facts about the event and the killer himself could mitigate against…

The NRA’s Soft Underbelly: 70% of Their Members Favor Gun Restrictions

The NRA’s Soft Underbelly: 70% of Their Members Favor Gun Restrictions

If one quarter of the 70 percent who feel the NRA is, on some level, making unreasonable demands can be convinced to drop their membership it would be over $24…

Even Mad Men Can’t Rebrand this Bunch of Republicans

Even Mad Men Can’t Rebrand this Bunch of Republicans

Republicans can try once again to rebrand themselves, but at heart they remain exclusionary and selfish and more than anything else, owned and operated by big business. …

Are the Polls Obscuring Pitfalls and Pluses?

Are the Polls Obscuring Pitfalls and Pluses?

Could all of those polls rather than informing us about the election be actually obscuring an undercurrent that could change that election?…

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