GOP Progressives Republicons

Ron Paul as a lesser-of-evils Republican

Ron Paul is extreme and libertarian, but he gets some things right. According to the article Ron Paul slams Herman Cain’s media coverage, he said “I’m challenging the whole banking system, the military industrial complex, the welfare state, our foreign policy. I want to go back to following strictly the Constitution.” Paul has won several […]

Activism Advocacy groups Conservativism Economics Elections Environment Health care Justice Politics Republicons

Washington State is Coming Up Short

in so many ways… but let’s start with revenue. The Olympian reported (so it might be true) that the Gov is calling the legislature back in special session to deal with a revenue shortfall of at least 1.3 billion dollars. It’s probably a 2 billion dollar deficit, but the accountants are still penciling that out. […]

Accountability GOP Crimes Obama Republicons

On Obama's fear of a coup

According to a scary and eye-popping article, Obama Team Feared Coup If He Prosecuted War Crimes, President-Elect Obama’s advisers feared in 2008 that authorities would oust him in a coup and that Republicans would block his policy agenda if he prosecuted Bush-era war crimes, according to a law school dean who served as one of […]

Conservativism Republicons Role of government

Quickie: Rick Perry's extremism revealed

In The message from Rick Perry’s book: Repeal the 20th Century Seattle P-I columnist Joe Connelly describes the extreme anti-government views of Rick Perry. The 1930s are in the crosshairs. Social Security has been America’s most successful social program in lifting our seniors out of poverty. In Perry’s view, however, it is “a crumbling monument […]

Economics Government Politics Republicons Taxation

The Only Real Solution to our Economic Problems is Active Democracy

In a recent article in the Los Angeles Time, economist James Galbraith argues that “Stimulus Alone was Never going to bring Recovery.” See http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-galbraith-economics-20110815,0,843976.story I agree in part with his solution: “Let’s build a new financial system to serve public purpose and private business. And let’s start to act on our actual needs and problems: […]

Politics Republicons

Reality-challenged GOP presidential candidates

What’s going on with the Republican Party? Their candidates keep getting further and further out in right field.  The Tea Party libertarians are more extreme than typical Republicans in their opposition to government and taxation. And the new breed of Christian conservatives are more extremist in their religious beliefs and in their willingness to let […]