Archive for October, 2014

The South and one-party rule

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

From the days of Reconstruction until about the year 2000 the South was still a Democratic stronghold — or, at least, to run as a Democrat was not seen as yearning for defeat at the polls. Most Southern states had Democratic majorities in their legislative bodies. (more…)

Uncivil discourse and the limits of free speech

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

This column will discuss what is now called Fox News but will not again refer to the word “news.” It will hereinafter be referred to as “Fox TV” or simply “Fox.” That commercial network is in no way a representation of what Webster’s, or any other dictionary, defines as “news.” It is, however, the epitome of what popular culture defines as “TV” — fantasy, written and presented for entertainment value only. (more…)

Points of Light attack ad an example of despicable politics

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The loss of civil discourse and debate in this country is shameful and sadly shows we have lost all respect for the honesty and integrity previously the hallmark of an educated, honorable society. Political attack ads by both parties and by private partisan groups are perhaps the worst example of this. (more…)

Do Republicans disrespect women?

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Since all of us, of all political persuasions and dispositions, owe our beginnings to the work of a woman, the above question appears to be a stupid one. (more…)

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