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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.

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?…

Who Won the Debate? Maybe Some Senate Dems

Who Won the Debate?  Maybe Some Senate Dems

The money men were beginning to realize the wisdom of the old saw about throwing good money after bad and many pundits were speculating that the debate was Romney's last…

History Provides an Ominous Precedent for War on Women

History Provides an Ominous Precedent for War on Women

Since we know it is possible we may soon be told we must give birth, how much of a stretch is it to imagine someone might tell us we can't?…

Is Romney Taking A Dive and Throwing the Election?

Is Romney Taking A Dive and Throwing the Election?

As a clear picture of Paul Ryan comes into focus so has a question. Is it possible that bright and early last Saturday morning Mitt Romney threw the 2012 presidential…

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