Censorship

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. – George Washington Last year Oxford University Publishing banned the words: pork; pigs; and sausage, from all children’s books. http://www.newsmax.com/Emerson/Oxford-Ban-Pork-Books/2015/01/15/id/618753/ The origin of most politically incorrect topics baffle the rational mind.  Saying the word “pork” for example is supposedly offensive to…

Keys to Victory in Iowa

The spectacle that is the Iowa Caucuses will be over tonight.  For some candidates expectations will be exceeded.  For others the results will be embarrassing and force them to explain their weaknesses. With that said, there remains significant uncertainty about the result tonight.  Polling has been notoriously unreliable since 2014 and the Caucus system (where…

Grading the Candidates Debate Performances

At the time I am writing this, The seventh and final Republican primary debate has concluded less than two hours ago. I’ve had some time to process the event and even get some opinions from personal friends as well as colleagues in the political commentary field and one thing is unanimous: we are all very thankful that these primary debates are finally over and done with. I actually skipped the last two Republican debates because of how redundant I felt things were in the first four.

We The People

The American people have spoken. The people want accountability in Washington. This is why Donald Trump draws such massive crowds, why Ted Cruz is doing well in the polls and Rubio is a major contender. It may be cliché but it has been said this is not a typical election cycle. The people want to…

Washington D.C.: Addicted to Control

There are many theories that have been forced down our throats in an attempt to explain  away the “problems” that we face as a nation. There is only one real problem. What we see are symptoms of the problem.  The problem has been and always will be an overreaching federal government.  Lets take a small peek into…

In Trump and Sanders, Core Supporters See Their Very Ideology at Stake

News coverage of the 2016 primaries continues to focus on the unlikeliest figures. A billionaire reality TV star who donated to Hillary Clinton has convinced working class Republicans that he is their champion and that his (and only his) words can be trusted. Meanwhile, a septuagenarian white man from a rural state has convinced left…

West Virginia’s Right to Work Election

Last year Republicans took control of the West Virginia legislature for the first time in more than a century.  The ancestral heartland of conservative Democrats had finally been turned red in the era of Obama’s liberal policies. Considering this it was, perhaps, inevitable that Republicans would seek to irreversibly change West Virginia’s political and labor…

5 Reasons Why Donald Trump is My Con-Artist Uncle

He uses the false fear method. By over-exaggerating details of a situation or flat-out lying in order to add hype to a situation, Trump has conned people into believing that the world is failing miserably. Is there a lot wrong with the world? Of course. But, are all Mexicans rapists, all Syrian refugees ISIS, and…