Tag: GOP

  • I am the Whistleblower

    I am the Whistleblower

    I once walked in on a teacher and a student in a situation. The door was closed. The female student was leaned over the male teacher from behind, hugging him. It was an act of intimacy. One you might see exchanged between a husband and[..]
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  • Lynching is very American

    Lynching is very American

      "All Republicans must remember what they see here is a lynching." Donald J. Trump “This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American.” Senator Lindsey Graham. "Almost 5,000 lynchings were recorded in the United States between 1882 and 1968. Most of their victims[..]
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  • A Case for Meghan McCain

    A Case for Meghan McCain

    Under Arizona law, the task of replacing Senator John McCain falls to Governor Doug Ducey. Political pundits far and wide are speculating on who the governor might appoint. Frontrunners include Jon Kyl, the former Senator from Arizona (1995-2013). Kyl has taken the lead on the[..]
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  • Trending: I am Blessed

    Trending: I am Blessed

    Seems like every store I go into these days has some trinket, t-shirt or token touting the line "I am blessed." If Capitalism and Calvinism mated they would produce the illegitimate child known as  Christian Consumerism. While on book tour last October, I was unnerved[..]
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  • Paul Ryan and the Meat-Cutter

    Paul Ryan and the Meat-Cutter

    I was just walking the dogs through the neighborhood. No agenda, really, other than to let the dogs sniff things out. Over on the street just north of us, I saw a fellow poking around one of the houses currently under construction. I thought perhaps[..]
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  • Looking to Unseat Rep. Greg Walden: Jim Crary

    Looking to Unseat Rep. Greg Walden: Jim Crary

    Democrat Jim Crary is not the only person looking to unseat Representative Greg Walden (Or-R) come November. There's handful of folks, women and men, hoping to take the top spot in the upcoming primary, but Crary has an edge others don't - he was on[..]
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  • Oh Brothers, Where Art Thou?

    Oh Brothers, Where Art Thou?

      My sister has breast cancer. While Republicans were meeting in closed door sessions with Speaker Ryan and Donald Trump, trying to figure out a way to gut health care for Americans, my sister was undergoing the genetic testing for the BRCA gene. The test[..]
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  • If Donald Trump were a Black Man

    If Donald Trump were a Black Man

      We were sitting at the bar in Longhorns, eating our salads, when the two men one chair over began pointing at the TV and talking about this week's debate. Did you hear him say he was gonna lock her up? one Bubba said to[..]
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  • Why Won’t Trump Shut Up?

    Why Won’t Trump Shut Up?

    Let's talk for a moment, shall we? If your newsfeed on Facebook or Twitter is anything like mine, all those precious kitten memes have been replaced by memes of Donald Trump. As a writer and a curious person, someone who tries to understand motivations of[..]
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