Against Michele Bachmann and Her Marriage Vow Pledge

Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum became the first presidential candidates to sign "The Marriage Vow" written by a conservative Christian group. Even though the group has revised the vow to remove language that suggested black families were better off during slavery, the aim of the group is to protect monogamous Christian marriage as the only acceptable relationship, abolish the porn industry, deny the existence of homosexuality and generally regulate the personal lives of US Citizens....more
 @szeremy  it REALLY would be refreshing if the right would be able to take the blame they own ...more

Why Palin scares me...

I'm not exactly the most politically inclined individual.  I'm a registered independent, and I like being able to compare platforms and choose my take on the issues as they come.  I often avoid political debates, since I firmly believe that you are entitled to your opinion, and I am entitled to mine.  Economics are forcing me to pay attention in a way I never have before.  I'm worried about 4 to 8 more years of the same policies that have created our current situation.  I'm worried that we will lose our homes, our very way of life.  ...more

Know Your Options

Attention Voters!!!! Barak Obama and John McCain are no doubt worthy of our attention as the rest of the presidential campaign wages on. But there are others who are in fact running for the office of president- that are equally worthy of our attention (even if the chances of their being elected are slim- their chances would improve if their presence was not ignored by those in power). This is a democracy after all, and since we have a choice and a voice, we should be made aware of ALL of our choices so that we can vote responsibly. ...more

Does apology make up for assassination references?

Is anyone else as upset as I am about the, "I apologize if I offended anyone" apologies that Presidential Candidates now seem to routinely offer up?   HRC  apparently spoke about staying in the race because unexpected things happen -- like as the RFK assassination.     The apology she offered for the comment seemed to address only the hurt she might have caused the Kennedy family.   ...more

After the host explains why everyone hates Hillary, the woman being interviewed actually ...more

Election 08: The Candidates on Iraq

Despite the talk among public figures and commentators about the need for unifying ideas in today's political arena, the presidential candidates and their policies regarding Iraq couldn't be less suited to cross the aisle of partisan politics. In the presidential race, Senators Clinton and Obama have both put forward proposals to end the military conflict-- by bringing troops home or redeploying them elsewhere. Senator McCain believes that we need to stick with the status-quo and advocates sending even more troops. ...more

Obama ran against Keyes in 2004 for his seat in the uS Senate. In 2002, he was running for ...more

Eeny, meeny, minny, mo

My oldest turned 18 a few weeks ago – big number, important day. With the added year, she has reached the age of majority. In the eyes of the law she’s now an adult and with that comes more responsibility. It’s a major milestone and she’s very excited about all the new doors that are opening for her. One opportunity that she’s especially looking forward to is that come next November, she will be able to vote in her first presidential election. ...more

Miami Herald story calling The Villages a 'Republican bastion' spikes war of words on discussion forum

Wallpaper and badges like these are available at most candidates' Web sites. ...more

Democrats reverse on Florida campaigning, Edwards’s healthcare plan means Americans can’t avoid doctors ‘for 20 years’

At the moment, national leaders of both major political parties are famously miffed at Florida for moving the presidential primary date to January. The Miami Herald reported on Sunday the Democratic candidates have made a decision that actually, if you look back to earlier comments to media, is contradictory. “The 2008 presidential campaign is barreling ahead at breakneck speed,” wrote Herald reporter Beth Reinhard, “–but often in unexpected directions, as with Saturday's decision by most Democratic candidates to halt campaigning in Florida.” ...more