Tagged: mid-term elections

Looking on the Bright Side

Looking on the Bright Side

One of my dad’s favorite poems began with the assertion: It’s easy enough to be pleasant when life flows by like a song but the man worth while is the one who can smile when...

Winning the Women’s Vote

Winning the Women’s Vote

The Republican Party has a problem – women. For reasons party leaders cannot understand, women just aren’t voting for the GOP the way they used to. I guess they don’t know what’s good for...

Looking for a Bright Side in a Gloomy Election

Looking for a Bright Side in a Gloomy Election

With days to go before the mid-term elections, America is in dire danger of falling into the hands of extremists who could wreak havoc on the economy and the social fabric of this once-prosperous...

Money Talks – and Talks and Talks – in U.S. Election

Money Talks – and Talks and Talks – in U.S. Election

I cannot imagine changing my mind about voting for a candidate because of something I heard in a TV commercial. I didn’t believe it when the hucksters said Ivory soap is 99.4 percent pure....

Mid-term Elections Leave me Scratching my Head

Mid-term Elections Leave me Scratching my Head

I hear talk about an “enthusiasm gap” in the mid-term elections, and I have to say I am not surprised. There’s a lot of enthusiasm on the right, they say, but not much excitement...

To Try and Perhaps Fail – or Fail to Try?

To Try and Perhaps Fail – or Fail to Try?

I can understand why so many American taxpayers are in revolt. Their hard-earned money has been blown away in senseless military adventures, handed over to a bunch of crooked bankers, squandered on hare-brained projects...

Mr. Stewart Goes to Washington. Mr. Colbert, Too

Mr. Stewart Goes to Washington. Mr. Colbert, Too

I hope the “dueling” Washington marches planned for Oct. 30 by comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert attract a million people. I hope the crowd carries hilarious signs, and I hope the speakers say...

Danger: Tempting Targets Could Become Celebrities

Danger: Tempting Targets Could Become Celebrities

There’s something irresistible about feeling superior. And, yes, I know I am guilty of that myself. But that doesn’t mean I can’t issue a timely warning to other “progressives.” Mocking people we consider mentally...

Obama’s Greatest Handicap: the Enemy Within

Obama’s Greatest Handicap: the Enemy Within

You might be old enough to remember the famous Pogo comic strip in which the little guy observed that we are our own greatest enemy (see Walt Kelly poster above). Never before has this...

Election Alert: Fed-up U.S.Voters Could Go Crazy

Election Alert: Fed-up U.S.Voters Could Go Crazy

Two paths meet in a wood tonight and the Republican Party’s future – perhaps America’s future – depends on which path the voters take. It looks as if they’re ready to take the path...