Speech! Speatch!

I don’t usually watch political speeches. They’re generally full of “political promises” which is code for “lies” – sometimes well-intentioned or overly optimistic lies, but porkies all the same. That, and I spent eight years avoiding George W. Truly, my avoidance bordered on pathological. It’s not that I disagreed with every word out of his… Read More Speech! Speatch!

Next Demeration

2015 is still young, but we’ve already heard a lot about the possible Republican candidates for President. It looks like the GOP is getting an early start. Either that or the Dems are sleeping in after an epic New Year’s Eve party. As a Democrat, I have a vested interest. I need to start planning… Read More Next Demeration

Cruzin’ into 2016

Isn’t Ted Cruz looking svelte these days? Has he lost some weight? Maybe he’s on the same diet as Chris Christie – the Presidential Diet. Eat only good healthy American foods (I’m sure we have a couple) and run from unpopular issues. I suppose everything doesn’t have to be about running for President, but who… Read More Cruzin’ into 2016

Elect-A-Vote

My husband and I often debate the relative (de)merits of the British and American political systems. I’ve already discussed how great it is that British elections are only 4 weeks long; the U.S. should adopt this immediately! With the House changing hands in the last election (at least the real estate market is improving), we have… Read More Elect-A-Vote

Playground Politics

The Democratic Party needs an intervention, or at least some serious behavioral therapy. Obama delayed some controversial votes to help Democrats in the mid-term elections. So, how did that work out? Obama definitely needs new advisors and some new Senators. What Americans, even the Democratic ones, want is good old-fashioned action – or at least… Read More Playground Politics

EZ Vote

During the last election, 33% of Americans showed up at the polls. This is a lot, isn’t it? We get in a panic when we hear that one in three Americans is overweight or that one in three black males will go to prison. I’ll admit, the Australian stats look better – 9 of 10… Read More EZ Vote