Not surprisingly, the right wing in Texas has chosen a platform that will make the Party of Nope very much against democratic elections, particularly the sort that put President Obama in office. As part and parcel of the teabaggers, the right wing has chosen to attack the results of popular election. There is no dividing line between the party that has lost and the party that stands to fight against public interests.
|By: Ruth Calvo Sunday May 23, 2010 8:00 am|
Democracy founders sometimes when the rabble gets hold of a gavel, but it has a core strength, the popular vote. Once again, it will take suffering the ill effects of factional domination that costs the public dearly to bring out that vote. This BOE has achieved that anyway.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday April 4, 2010 10:19 am|
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, people trust Republicans more than they trust Democrats on the health care issue. I think that means Fox news won, and the Texas School Board will write the history.
|By: Scarecrow Wednesday March 17, 2010 1:00 pm|
If you think our government elites have advanced much beyond the delusion that humans walked with dinosaurs, how do we explain our government’s deference to too-big-to-fail banks and the continued belief by almost half the Congress that government shouldn’t intervene in the economy to reduce unemployment?
|By: Bill Egnor Wednesday March 3, 2010 1:00 pm|
Everything old is new again. That sounds like a nice thing until you get to the Republican Party and its desire to resurrect McCarthyism. Sen. Joe McCarthy was not the one who started the witch hunts now bear his name, but he was the one that took it to such lengths that the whole edifice came crashing down and his name become associated with one of the most shameful times in American history.
The idea of looking into communist activities in the United States actually started with the Dies committee, which eventually morphed in the House Un-American Activities Committee, or HUAC. Originally, HUAC looked into the activities of American Nazi’s during the run up to World War II. After the war, this committee quickly switched to trying to find communists under every bush.