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Grope and Vote for Roy Moore!

Grope and Vote for Roy Moore!

As Martyman fans know, our hero loves to dress up for the holidays. In fact, just a few minutes ago, Martyman walked into my office and asked if I would take his picture, so he could include it in the thousands of Christmas cards he was mailing out. I was just about to click the […]

Yes, it’s better to be liberal than conservative

Yes, it’s better to be liberal than conservative

Sometimes I feel like we live in Opposite World. Time and time again Republicans use the word “conservative” like a badge of honor, while Democrats shy away from using the word “liberal.” I don’t know about you, but I would much rather be known as a liberal (which is someone who is broad-minded, tolerant, and […]

Savoring the Obama Presidency. A 50-year list of best-to-worst presidents.

Savoring the Obama Presidency. A 50-year list of best-to-worst presidents.

Although diehard Republicans despise Barack Obama, many of us are savoring the last five months of his presidency. It didn’t quite hit me what a good president he’s been, until I stumped three people critical of his policies with this simple question: “Name one president better than Obama during the last 50 years.” That led […]

What if gun control is God’s answer to Republican prayers?

What if gun control is God’s answer to Republican prayers?

After each of the recent mass shootings in America, Democratic presidential candidates have called for action to make high-capacity, rapid-fire guns harder to acquire, and Republican presidential candidates (and Republicans in Congress) have prayed for the victims. Since to-date none of the victims has risen from the dead, we can logically assume that one of […]

The best candidate “debate” format ever!

The best candidate “debate” format ever!

Last night’s Democratic Presidential Forum on MSNBC was a gem. Of all the “debate” formats, I liked this one the best. Instead of candidates talking over one another, Rachel Maddow’s sit-downs with each candidate made it easier for voters to get to know each one. Usually about this time in an election cycle, I have […]

The difference between President Obama and Republicans

The difference between President Obama and Republicans

14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed—a Muslim student living in Irving, Texas—makes a clock and brings it to school to show to his teacher. He is then wrongfully accused of making a bomb and arrested. After the facts came out, President Obama wrote this to Ahmed: “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We […]

Heads will explode

Heads will explode

I haven’t spoken out yet about who I would rather have as the Democratic presidential nominee. Although I’d love to see Bernie Sanders as president, I will ultimately support whatever Democrat runs against Donald Trump (no, I don’t think he’ll fade as the media predicts). One sure thing is that if Hillary Clinton becomes our […]

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