At least we have to give the right-wingers credit for something. Instead of hiding their influence-buying and influence-peddling, they have come right out into the open to do it. A generous donor to the Wisconsin Republican Party feels the state legislators owe him some favors. And so he has asked a Republican to introduce a bill in the state legislature that will result in reducing the amount of money he has to pay in alimony support. How's that for feeling safe with openly buying votes and openly asking for favors? Amazing.
As U.S. Congressman James Sensenbrenner and U.S. Senator Ron Johnson have a hissy fight about how to best damage Obamacare, it is time the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and/or other news periodicals take a look at the actions, legislative decision-making, and past financial investments of these two conservatives.
Yes, it is nice to blow horns, throw confetti, and celebrate the coming of a new year. However, for more and more Americans, this is not a time for celebrating. The future looks less secure, less hopeful, and certainly less just. America has hit the skids, and it is Americans who are causing it.
As we celebrate the birth of one of the world's great religions, it is time to reflect on the meaning of that foundation.
It is time for American voters to grow up. As I converse with and read comments about the political environment in the U.S. today, I am astounded at how little voters know. That is not a comment from some self-appointed expert, it is a comment from a man who knows how desperately we need informed voters if we are to save our democracy.