Back in the dark days of September 2008, just after Sarah Palin was revealed as John McCain's running mate, the grassroots foot soldiers in the change campaign went into a tailspin seemingly overnight.  I was a little off in the final...

Holding Fast

Back during the heated days of the presidential primary race, just after I moved to Barack Obama when my first choice Dennis Kucinich dropped out, the whole "Obamabot" thing was born through the steadfast insistence of Hillary's more creative supporters. ...


One of my favorite quotes from Thomas Paine's Common Sense involves the notion of societal blessings weighed against the necessary evil of government to deliver those ends.  Yet what happens when government becomes antithetical, or in our case inimical, to the...

Bread and Circus