It’s the Republicans, stupid!

Events of the past two weeks have driven home for us that President Donald J. Trump and his Republican Party must be driven from power. Two weeks of impeachment hearings left Republicans in Congress with only castigations to hurl at government employees who came forward to lay out Trump’s long list of crimes and misdemeanors. […]

They’re not your Father’s GOP

After the results of Tuesday’s elections were pretty much tied up tight, I couldn’t sleep. In part, I was wondering how to get the Republican Party’s picture affixed to the side of milk carton. They haven’t been seen in a while, and while I’m pretty sure that they’re dead, we cannot be certain until we’ve […]

Here’s why the GOP must be stopped

One of the more interesting newspaper stories of the month of August was by Kate Zernike, of The New York Times. In article headlined  ” ‘Don’t Run This Year’: The Perils for Republican Women Facing a Flood of Resistance,” Ms. Zernike detailed the scuffling of Republicans to try and find candidates who might win, but […]

You can’t say we weren’t warned

One of the pleasures of my morning commute is to listen to comedian-activist Stephanie Miller’s radio show on Sirius XM (Progress). She often begins with a review of whatever shenanigans Putin’s Poodle (PP) has fouled the White House with overnight. She seldom has been left hanging, from the continued assaults on the the First Amendment, […]

A wrap on the NRA’s latest festival of blood

Manuel Oliver is an artist whose son, Joaquin, was among the victims in the Parkland High School massacre. He has become a noted critic of the NRA, the nation’s gun laws and the cowardice of American politicians who won’t stand up to the gun-rights organization and it’s payoffs — uh, campaign contributions. The Shinbone Star […]

Hello, cupcake

When a big-time college sports team beats up on a school that can’t compete with it, the losing school is called a “cupcake.” Sometimes that’s unfair, as when Troy went into Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this fall and beat LSU. But usually it’s a slaughter. The term cupcake wasn’t always in use. When I was a […]

After palpable relief, then what

I begin with an apology. My son was in high school, and among his college considerations was the University of Alabama. I said then that my son, a bandsman, would make a good addition to that fine program and would probably be welcomed. “You have all your own teeth, so they’ll love that,” I said, […]

Hostage-taking seldom ends well

The Current President (TCP) has posited that he decided to end cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to insurers because the Affordable Care Act is imploding. Democrats, TCP said, need to call the White House to help him fix what’s ailing the system. I thought that sounded pretty much like a “shoot the hostages” demand, and not […]

The hate that would not die

So, Republicans are reeling and The Current President (TCP) is seething because his long sought coup de grace to the legacy of the nation’s first Black President just will not by-god come to fruition. For how many years have those people talked about repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act? They spent years whipping their racist […]