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June 2015

Politics

Coming Soon! The Return Of The Republicans!

Sometimes I don’t know whether to kick the Supreme Court or kiss it.  As America  seemingly turns to the left, albeit by judicial fiat,  the Right will have its revenge in 2016 via the legitimate voice of the people, the ballot box.  This is where real change happens.  A few black robed tyrants in narrow decisions on Obamacare and “Gay Marriage” may impose their  will on the American people for  a spell, but we the people still have the ultimate check on a court run amok and now have a rallying cry to overturn these political/judicial decisions.     Such revolutionary change to our fundamental values should never be made by the courts, instead the people through our representative government should resolve these controversial issues.  By giving conservatives a reason to mobilize and organize, Republicans will be in the driver seat and beat the Dems like a piñata with these flawed  Supreme Court decisions.  Congress can also nullify this Supreme court ruling by  defunding  any effort to enforce gay marriage and Obamacare. I… Keep Reading

Politics

Elections Have Consequences; Time For GOP To Be Consequential

The SCOTUS decision in King v Burwell is like this: On the eve of the Super Bowl, the most respected and experienced analysts declare that not only will the underdog team from the small-market city lose badly, but that their ability and skills are amateurish, their quarterback is ugly, their coach is a lunatic and their team’s owner is filthy degenerate. How will this affect the team’s performance? Will they hang their heads in shame, agree with the assessment, and inquire about the possibility of forfeiting the game in order to not impose their mediocrity upon the spectators? Or will they use the disrespect, the insults, and the disdain as fuel for the inner fire, motivating them to righteous anger and stoking their competitive spirit? In 2012, when the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare under the Federal Government’s authority to implement and enforce taxes, Justice Roberts said the following: “Members of this Court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative… Keep Reading

Politics

The GOP’s Rainbow Connection Just Won’t Work

It’s a hunch I have, a feeling from growing up in a deep blue urban area which has seen a parade of different majority-minorities dominate the area, that the GOP’s attempt to “diversify” by running candidates of color just might not do what they want it to do.  As a child, it was a  deep blue and liberal professional lower middle class Jewish neighborhood. Our teachers lived in the same neighborhood as we did back in elementary school. There were also the Catholic kids (we didn’t know them because they went to Catholic school) who were from blue collar union and police and firefighter families. But they too, were deeply blue. I moved away to New Mexico to attend university, but came back to Philly because my now husband then boyfriend wanted to live in a big city. And over the years, as we’ve lived in more or less the same area in which I grew up, we’ve seen the neighborhood transition. There were the first Black families in… Keep Reading

Economics/Politics/World

Why Do TPA Opponents Trust Obama?

Most of the recent discussion surrounding Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) has focused on the overwhelming distrust of the President from, well, pretty much everyone. Many fear that the President plans to use trade agreement back-doors to compromise US sovereignty and ram through environmental and immigration policies that would not have a chance of making it through the GOP-controlled congress. The most consistent critique of those who support TPA (other than the criticisms mistakenly applied to TPA, that were intended for the TPP… read this to clear up that confusion) is that we should not trust this President with more power given his track record of abusing authority and circumventing Congress. The funny thing is that we completely agree. And that’s why we support the TPA. Those who treat TPA as an unprecedented empowerment of the President do so without the support of history – and there is a lot of history to contend with. The narrative goes that according to Article 1 Section 8 of the US Constitution, the… Keep Reading

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