With the Republican Party being bought, sold, and moving to the far-far right wing, one would think that the Democats would be taking advantage of that extremism in the GOP. Not so. The Dems themselves have been taking hand-outs from special interest groups --some of the same ones that have purchased the Republican Party. Of course the Democrats and the offices they seek do not get nearly the astronomical amounts that are showered on the conservative candidates. But there are many Dems who have been bought by money and unethical practices. In short, the Democrats have abandoned the poor, minorities, women, etc. Ethics, morals, and principles have left the room.
There was a time when the Republican Party held to sincere principles, and they were not clouded only by greed, special interests, class warfare, dishonesty, anti-democratic actions, etc. Yes, I realize that what I'm about to write may have some generalizations. But the truth is closer than we realize. We are nearing a dangerous edge in which we may lose our democracy ...or what's left of it. Today's Republicans are far too often engaged in this sort of action...
I'm sorry, I silently giggle inside when I hear astronomers, physicists, etc. telling us about the magnitude of the universe when they have to use our limited and elementary knowledge. To try and explain Dark Energy, for example, with gravity etched in our thought process, is silly.
Perhaps you didn't know that there are three unoffical mottos for the State of Wisconsin. The first is: "Forward!" The second is: "What's good for Milwaukee must be bad for Wisconsin." The third is: "What's bad for Milwaukee must be good for Wisconsin." Take your pick.
There seems to be a blind spot when it comes to U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. And the military and political powers that be in the U.S. seem to totally ignore the history of the area, how things came into the current state, and just about anything coherent when it comes to matters related to the Middle East.