Archive for July, 2011

Why the Republican Party Has Lost Its Mind: Dirty Tricks

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Anyone even remotely familiar with politics should know that one man’s (or one party’s) dirty tricks is another’s idea of resourcefulness and thinking outside the box. We wouldn’t even think of arguing that Democrats aren’t guilty of this too, though. Take a look at the current debt talks for an excellent example: Democrats keep talking […]

Why the Republican Party Has Lost Its Mind: Moral Superiority

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The Republican fascination with appealing to morals is nothing new. The party was founded in the 1850’s opposed to slavery, alcoholism and polygamy, among other things. Churches were used extensively by the party in its infancy to get the word out about the newly-formed political organization, and used churches as a social networking site (because […]

Why the Republican Party Has Lost Its Mind: The Preview

Friday, July 8th, 2011

It would probably shock most of you to know that our writer grew up a staunch Republican. His household all voted Republican – especially his mother, who associated Democrats with baby-killing (abortion) and that’s about it. Growing up, he supported the Republican party and even did some campaign work for them. In the first election […]

Happy Birthday, Constitutional Democracy!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The Fourth of July is an interesting day when you really think about it. Americans like to celebrate it by eating a lot of food and blowing up stuff. The amount of money that Americans spend on this holiday is only surpassed by Christmas. It’s kind of ironic that Americans choose to embrace capitalism and […]

Bachmann Gets Her Hand Caught in the Cookie Jar

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Our schedule for Political Progressives is still a little fluid. Our writer is working a new summer camp – so even though his 17-hour days are now over, he’s still working a 6-week camp for high school students. So if we miss a day here and there, we apologize – and we will make up […]

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