Turning Texas Blue
A strategy to leverage Texas’ hispanic population to wrest control of the state from the GOP.
Libertarian Drunk Braindumps
At a bar. Considering a job with a libertarian organization. I claim no alignment and haven’t for a long time. However, in thinking about it, here are drunk scribbles I’ve written on the back of four napkins: – Voted for Michael Badnarik in 2004 – Smoke weed – Advocate of legalization – Gun rights + […]
Politics: It’s the Journey, not the Destination
It’s been a long time since I discussed politics here. I occasionally get into politics over on Twitter, but rarely do I write about it. I don’t consider myself a political wonk so I leave the blogging to the wonks. However, I am not exactly a political outsider either. With years under my belt in the political epicenter of the country – the Greater Washington, D.C. Region – I’m not exactly naive about the political gamesmanship that happens every day.
Open Letter to Congressman Lamar Smith Regarding SOPA Championing
An email sent to the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who insists on pushing the SOPA bill through committee. Dear Mr. Smith- This is an open letter which will be published online, and promoted on Facebook, Twitter and other networks. As a Texas resident, I find it egregious that you have decided […]
The Top 50 Stories Since the Invasion of Iraq
War is over, if you want it. ~John Lennon This is a time of year, as we draw 2011 to a close and embark on 2012, to reminisce about the events of the last year. It’s a tradition followed by journalists, bloggers, and opinionistas alike. But since today marks the day where the War in […]
Obama or Rodgers?
State of the Union Drinking Game
I polled Twitter on what kind of drinking game activities should happen tonight during the State of the Union. I’ve aggregated responses, along with my own thoughts, into this State of the Union Drinking Bingo. Prepare to be drunk by 8:15pm CST tonight.
Health Care Reform: Trillion Dollar Spitballs
Here in the doldrums of August, the debate around Health Care Reform spins wildly as both sides position themselves against a Trillion dollar problem that is the key point of the Obama agenda. Basically, the debate comes down to two perspectives, as it always does. On one side, the argument is made that the health […]
President Obama Throws a Super Bowl Party
With the Super Bowl a few days away, I have yet to figure out where I’m watching it. However, President Obama knows where he’s watching it. He is throwing a party at the White House for a handful of elected officials. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Senator Arlen […]
FDR vs. GWB
A visual representation of wartime speeches by Presidents (As inspired by Thomas Hawk who compares speeches of candidates in a visual fashion). Click each image for full size. President Roosevelt went to Congress to ask for a Declaration of War, the last time any American President has followed Constitutional guidelines for such action. And President […]