Independent Politics

Independent Politics
GOP

Commentary by James Turnage The Republican Party is primarily an organization of white, wealthy aging men. Its policies reflect their membership profile; protect the wealthy; support Christian beliefs; ignore the needs of blacks and Hispanics;...
TEA Party

The battle continues at this hour. At stake is a 1.1 trillion dollar spending package. If it fails to pass, a real possibility exists that the government could be shut down; again. TEA Party...
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...
does

Some political neophytes may actually believe that their Congressmen works hard reading and dissecting every bill which has been placed on his or her desk. They might also believe that when he or she...
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...
America's

When I find myself needing affirmation that some intelligence remains in our nation I watch the first episode of ‘The Newsroom.’ Jeff Daniel’s character is part of a panel at a university. A pert...
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...
NSA

Whether or not you believe Edward Snowden was a courageous man, he must be thanked for exposing the NSA’s un-Constitutional program of spying on individuals who are not under investigation for acts of treason....
gay

Commentary by James Turnage Writers such as myself who attempt to be Independent with our political alliances rarely succeed at our efforts. We read too much and follow far too many news programs. It is...
Sunday

President Obama was on ‘Face the Nation’ with Bob Schieffer. Here is a synopsis of that conversation and a sampling of other discussions on the Sunday morning talk show roundup. The first thing they discussed...
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...
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...
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