Independent Politics

Independent Politics
Elected

I am finished blaming our elected officials for their ignorance and continual ‘fails’ as they presumably represent the American people. The truth is that we must blame voters. If you go to the polls...
gun

Commentary by James Turnage What does the NRA truly believe and who do they support? The NRA has no beliefs; it is merely a well-paid lobby representing gun manufacturers and gun sellers; and these are...
independent

Independents can very easily be the one group which actually selects a new president in 2016. Hillary Clinton has yet to impress me, and not a single member of the TEA Party or a...
ISIS

Once again the United States is at war in the Mideast. Our government is not intelligent enough to keep us out of an area of the world which doesn’t want us there. The battle...
lobbies

If you heard the names Patriot Act, Citizen’s United, or the Defense of Marriage Act, your thought would be that they represent the American people. You would be mistaken. The Patriot Act defends the...
Hillary

She will return to Iowa next Wednesday to campaign for Bruce Braley’s Senate bid. Democrats have little doubt that she will make a run for the presidency in 2016. However, many progressives have a...
campaign

Not only does the average American not fully understand the contents of legislation proposed by Congressional members, members of the House and Senate do not either. But sometimes they do. A spending bill to...

Early in our nation’s history politicians realized that by forming political parties they could advance their own agendas and the result would be both power and financial gain. Our founding fathers did not anticipate...
voting

The 2014 midterms offered proof that the majority of American voters are uninformed, choose not to be, simply voting along party lines. All to infrequently does the most qualified candidate win. All too frequently...
Rob Ford

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose reign was marked by outrageous antics, erratic behavior, and substance abuse, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, from a rare, aggressive form of cancer known as pleomorphic liposarcoma....
Koch

The Koch brothers are the third and fourth richest men in America. Just because they reside in our nation and have more than their share of privileges, do not in any manner suggest that...
NSA

Commentary by James Turnage Whenever our government wants to hide the truth from the American people, they claim that the information is ‘classified,’ and if it was revealed it would ‘jeopardize national security.’ The American...
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