When the going gets tough, the Republican Toughies hide

Cowards of the county ... real snowflakes .... genuine cut-and-runs ... bait-and-switchers ... like the one we got in Eastern Washington District 5 who is touted as the most powerful Republican woman in the House. They got nothing. They wanted to run things ... they got their wish ... no one to blame but themselves …

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When religious rhetoric is used to garner electoral support we all lose.

The key to a viable democratic republic is not a common religious righteousness. Rather, it's a harmonious diversity in which there is an appreciation for differing perspectives. Differences are buttressed by an on-going tradition of keeping sacred the long-time legal reverence for individual rights and freedom. It's THAT freedom the we have seen denigrated through political …

Send The Chosen to inauguration with a mandate for integrity and grown-up actions.

I seriously doubt that voting America is on any page with mere continuation of Republican business-as-usual now that their majorities are a reality. I believe those Americans who went to the polls in November most likely voted what their gut - as propagandized and exploited by The Chosen - has already told them. They heard him, they …

Resistance is not futile …Thoughts on getting away with talking mean about the government

Why not speak up? Come on, if you believe in it, live by your beliefs, why wouldn't you be honest about your concerns? In January 2007 a bunch of uppity dissenters went after truth, justice and the American Way. My wife Lietta and I were there and participated. It was publicized as Citizens' Hearing on …

We need at least a two-party system with at least two parties invested in the democratic process of representation of the will of the people, not the party.

Garrison Keillor tells us why, and I am cutting and pasting something with which I totally agree and wish that I had written: "The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, …