Should We Really Be Using Facebook for Political Statements?

I'm taking a short detour from my usual topics to ask what you think about discussing controversial topics with your friends on Facebook. Specifically, since it's a social site, is Facebook kind of like a virtual living room, where discussions of politics and religion should be off limits unless you know the people really really well or at least know they are likely to agree with you? Or is it like newsgoups used to be, a great place to say whatever comes into your head and the devil take the consequences? Or is it perhaps some kind of hybrid, since you know most of the people in real life, albeit not always very well? ...more
Knit Run Reap Eat I warn mine when I'm about to follow an event like a debate. Some of them ...more

The KKK: How Their Party--the Democrats--Proudly Supports the Rights of the People!

Shocker? I think not. Please, Democrats, tell me more about how us Republicans are "racist"! Oh, and by the way...times have NOT changed! Harry Truman...more

The God Squad in Charlotte

 Just in case nobody else has pointed you in this direction…let me be the first to tell you unequivocally, Barack Obama is NOT the second coming of Christ. ...more

The Budget Un-Balanced

When it comes to numbers, I’m a little slow. ...more


Welcome to my blog, my name is john Jones and i am from phoenix Arizona. I am twenty nine years old and I love to talk about politics. I know it is a boring topic especially at this time of the year when the temperatures are super high. I love to talk about politics because whether we like it or not, every political decision that is made in this country affects all of us....more

A Nice Lasagne Crosses Party Lines

Company's coming. What will you serve? Maybe you should check their voter registration cards at the door....more

President Goofy

Well, we're in the midst of the Republican primary race, and it's not pretty. Usually it's the Democrats who beat each other up, leaving the Republicans to stand proudly above the fray. There being no Democratic primary this year, the right wing has the mudslinging all to itself....more

July 4th Celebrations Create Republican Kids?

Is a kid who attends 4th of July celebrations more likely to become a Republican?One study out of Harvard says so. The findings indicate that a child who attends at least one rain-free 4th of July celebration before the age of 18 is 4 percent more likely to vote Republican before the age of 40. And when eventual voting behavior is not considered, these children are still two percent more likely to identify as conservative....more

The notion makes me laugh.

Having not read the study, I'd like to know if they took into ...more

Scary Budget Crisis Infographic of the Day

My love of infographics is well documented, as is my devotion to fiscal conservatism. Infographics can take complex issues — like the national debt — and develop visuals that make the concepts easier to understand. Today, the Heritage Foundation released a few infographics to help explain the seriousness of this crisis....more

2012 Election: May Depend on New Voters

In 2007, the Obama campaign knew they couldn’t win with existing voters. The momentum for the Democratic nomination was with Hillary Clinton. In order to win, his campaign had to generate new voters....more