Party in Denial

¬©Nick Anderson 10/24/14 Houston Chronicle Republicans deny that racism exists in criminal justice. Republicans deny that slavery has lingering negative repercussions on black lives today, and they recommend that they should just get over it. Republicans deny science and evolution. Republicans deny members of the LBGT community their rights. Republicans deny that whites committed genocideContinue reading “Party in Denial”

GOP: Kick Trump Out

I would like to make a simple suggestion to the Republican National Committee: disinvite Donald Trump from all future primary debates, and kick him out of the GOP. This action will ensure two things: 1. The Democrats will win the 2016 Presidential Election (which they will lose anyways, even if they nominate Trump), and moreContinue reading “GOP: Kick Trump Out”

Speaker John Boehner’s Late Night Appearance on Leno

Last night, Speaker of the House John Boehner appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I always find it amusing when politicians attempt late night comedy. Although politicians require minimal people skills in order to garner sufficient votes to be elected, charisma does not always translate to humor. The late night scene often revealsContinue reading “Speaker John Boehner’s Late Night Appearance on Leno”

Function Within Legislative Dysfunction Pushed by Media

Here is an unpublished editorial I wrote on January 30, 2012. It mostly still applies today. The media are often considered our fourth branch of government, which provides checks to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. In 1972 the writers from the Washington Post checked the executive branch by providing its own investigation,Continue reading “Function Within Legislative Dysfunction Pushed by Media”