2006
10.01

I’d really love to see how the Republican Party is going to blow off this one.

Former Congressman Mark FoleyThe recent resignation of Congressman Mark Foley, a Republican from Florida, represents the straw that broke the camel’s back for his party in my eyes. The Republicans have tried their darndest to avoid talking about the various cases of corruption and unethical conduct on the part of members of their party, but with less than six weeks now until the election, this could not have come at a worse time.

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2006
09.24

When I wrote last week’s post, I had the idea of itemizing a list of reasons why we need a change of leadership in Congress. Now, after thinking about that, I realize that this was the wrong approach. Of course, there are issues of ethics, fiscal responsibility, the war on terror, the war in Iraq (yes, they are two separate wars), the impending conflict with Iran, homeland security, immigration policy, warrantless wire-tapping of citizens, violations of the Geneva Convention by our government, abortion rights, gay rights, keeping social security solvent, tax cuts for the rich while the middle class suffers, the Medicare part d donut hole, the oil crisis, investing in alternative fuels, the environment wasting away, the failure of the American education system…

But does any of it matter? Does anyone really care?

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2006
09.17

Or should I say… the first 11 reasons.

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