On Tuesday May 18, 2010, Kentucky Republicans chose Tea Party member Rand Paul as their candidate for the United States Senate. This deserves special note because of racially slanted comments recently made by the candidate. Dr. Paul backpedaled, perhaps at the suggestion of his advisors, but the effect is the same regardless. Rand Paul is either libertarian to an [...]
Does American mean white? The simple answer is a resounding “YES” for many of the vocal, fringe element who tote signs that read charges such as “Obama is an Undocumented Worker.” Yes, American does, to some, mean white. The question is “why,” which will be the focus of this series that seeks to link modern-day issues [...]
Founding a Group to Lobby Against the President: Should a Spouse of a Supreme Court Justice Be Allowed to Do This?
So do I think Ginni Thomas should be able to do all these things? Actually, yes. They are not my political cup of tea, but being married to a Supreme Court Justice should not curb her own freedoms. But, neither should she get any special benefits just because she got married.
The whole Tea Party thing bothers me, as does any angry mob that operates under half-formed assumptions with an undertone of racism. The old adage, “Empty barrels make the most noise,” certainly applies here. Do any of the Tea Partiers actually study the issues against which they rebel, or are they merely reacting to the half-thought-out comments of politicians who [...]
By Mark Portuondo I was like most other progressives when I heard about and saw the Tea Party movement flash across the major media outlets early last year. As I watched hundreds of men and women, awash in American flags and hanging tea bags, harass their elected leaders and hold court in city parks and [...]
Last weekend 600 Tea Party ‘delegates’ forked over $558 to attend the first (for profit) ‘Tea Party Convention.’ I think this is awesome on many levels. First, I think its great when people disagree with their government and actually do something about it. As extreme as these people are I give them credit for that. [...]