politics + government

politics + government

Political discussions and government dissatisfaction and change plans.

Bernie Sanders Writes He Isn’t Stopping The Fight

Sen. Bernie Sanders  wrote his supporters a heartfelt but decisive message, which was published as an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times. Sanders highlighted the benefits that a Clinton presidency will hold for the United States and slammed Donald Trump for his regressive racism and dangerous ignorance. With...

Pot In America

Most of us are familiar with the broken record of the “legalization of pot” debate. However, the assumption that the majority of Americans know and recognize the science behind marijuana is something quite taken for granted. It is time to introduce average folks outside...

Wendy Davis Loses

Texas Democrats started the 2014 election cycle with a dream of turning the state blue for the first time in two decades, buoyed by a progressive hero on the ballot and an influx of outside cash and organizers. Instead, the nation's biggest red state...

Ted Cruz and his ‘Filibuster’ Fail

Ted Cruz's 'filibuster' failed to prevent Obamacare from remaining law, not that it would have mattered anyway. Cruz isn't really making much of an argument against Obamacare as much as an argument for direct democracy, or at least a high level of responsiveness to public...

Barry Smitherman – Another Religious Nut job

It's never any surprise to me that Texas candidates for public office speak of God and Country, it is practically a requirement of office in this state if one has any hope of being elected.  However, I would almost have more respect for someone...

Rick Perry is an Ass

The Pentagon announced just last month that it would extend to same-sex couples, the same benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.  However, here in the great state of Texas, military members have been denied by the Texas State Guard and the Texas National Guard and...

The Gas About Religion and State

The Gas about Religion and State Like it or not, humans are predictable, no matter what you are hearing from mass media these days. Politics and religion are two of the most consistent and predictable behaviors of all. Can you remove politics from religion? No....

The Post Election Freak-Out

Based on conversations I’ve had, hysterical posts on Facebook I’ve seen, and alarming news stories I’ve read, the panic at the re-election of President Obama among conservatives is more dramatic than possibly any presidential election in our nation’s history.  People are still posting rants,...

UN Blasts Cameroon’s Anti-gay Laws

GENEVA — The United Nations Human Rights office is sharply criticizing Cameroon's anti-gay laws, which it says criminalize same-sex relationships.  The Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says it is deeply concerned by reports in Cameroon of harassment, intimidation, arrest and imprisonment...

Record Number of Women Elected to US Congress

WASHINGTON — A record number of women were elected last week to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.  When the new Congress convenes in January, there will be about 80 female members of the House, and 20 female members of the Senate -...