Tag: Democratic Party

Aug 06

Gorsuching the Supreme Court

In Brief — The author discusses how Neil Gorsuch might affect the Supreme Court and what conservatism and originalism mean. There’s a little on religion, too. [Written in April 2017.] ——————————————————————————————————————————————- Backward, O, Backward Goes SCOTUS in Time — Betcha don’t know what Conservative means. Since you may not know that, you probably have no …

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Jun 12

The Electoral College vs. the Popular Vote

In Brief—An examination of the 18th Century Electoral College and the need for replacing it in favor of counting all votes equally. Fairness Versus an 18th Century Compromise— Let’s turn our Rip Van Winkle hats backward and travel back to 18th Century Philadelphia. Unlike those good old days of high school, this is going to …

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Mar 20

The Democratic and Republican Cartel

In Brief—America’s two party system—Democratic and Republican—is rigged to exclude other parties from competing for the people’s vote thereby reducing interest in the democratic system boasted about by America. ——————————————————————————————————————————— The Strangulation of America’s Third Parties— A cartel for political purposes is defined as a coalition or cooperative arrangement between political parties intended to promote …

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Feb 14

Republicans and Their Regressive Platform

In Brief—A discussion of the hurdles Republicans face that will determine whether the nation stands or falls in an ever-changing world. ————————————————————————————————————— Hurdles Determine the Race— I have a confession. My first vote was Republican. If it was good enough for my family it was good enough for me. I quickly realized that my philosophy …

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Aug 23

The Clown Car and American Politics

In Brief—A candid look at the Republican Party and the current sclerotic state of American politics. ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Bring in the Clowns— The colorful little car rolls to a stop in the spotlight on stage. One, two three…ten Republican men emerge dressed in their Sunday best, pockets bulging with money showered on them by their rich …

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