Independent Politics

Independent Politics
democrats

The strategy of many Democratic candidates in 2014 is to distance themselves from President Obama. His approval rating is typical of a ‘lame duck’ president. The strategy is not working. Here’s a simple history...
Lindsey Graham

South Carolinian Senator Lindsey Graham doesn’t win many battles. I am giving him a victory; an award as the craziest old coot in Washington, barely defeating his warmongering close friend, John McCain. These two...
Democrats

Whether you align yourself with either major party, or consider yourself an independent, one thing is certain; your choices are few. There is a simple reason why ‘none of the above’ might be your...
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....
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...
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...
history

Here comes another ‘you voted for him, now you’re stuck with him’ story. Far too many of our state and federal officials attempt to insert their own agenda after they are elected to office....
immigration

It is highly likely that immigration reform will become the key issue facing the 114th Congress next year. Action taken by the Republican controlled government will likely decide the outcome of the 2016 presidential...
Republican

Commentary by James Turnage With the Republican Party in control of both Houses, they promised to work harder than their predecessors. Instead they are already following in the footsteps of the 112th and 113th Congress.’...
Obama

All Republicans criticize President Obama; he has never done anything right. Some have sound reasons, and some are frivolous or negative for no reason other than the fact that he is a Democratic President....
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...
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