The raving liberal, Republican Abraham Lincoln; the raving conservative, Democrat Andrew Jackson

THROUGH AMERICAN HISTORY conservatives and liberals have used political parties in a game of musical chairs. We can quickly get very confused if we think of Republicans and Democrats as ideologically constant. They have been anything but! Parties can morph dramatically, but “conservative” and “liberal” are same as they ever…

Faith. Yes, we need, we must have faith. Faith sustains us. But faith deserves, demands, truth, solid truth, not myths, not fairy tales, not fabrications. Such “blind faith” is merely false hope, self deception, communicable self deception. It mocks and exploits faith, like a robber. It is blind because it…

In our two party system, there is a vague assumption within the ongoing, undulating politics of the United States of America that, in general, the opposing parties are each based on some legitimate governing philosophy, and, while often openly hostile to the other, each is rooted in good faith allegiance…

A Tiny Platoon of Republicans Thwarted An American Coup By Their Own Party!

Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, Republican

American democracy survived by the skin of its teeth in 2020. Having lost the election by over seven million votes and 74 electoral votes, with the most votes ever cast for the winning (Democratic) candidate and an Electoral College margin which Donald Trump described as a “landslide” in 2016, the…

It’s now over two weeks since the 2020 election, 13 days after news networks called the election for Joe Biden. Donald Trump still can’t accept the result. He is still claiming he won, but the election was stolen by Democrats. Americans are wondering when he will accept he truth. Will he do so graciously? Will he honor America’s precious legacy of peaceful transfer of power? Will he allow the normally seamless segue to a new executive branch of the opposing party? Will he eventually concede? The answer to such questions would be… No! Trump will never concede.

Donald Trump is a simpleton narcissist, and therefore very predictable. In any given situation, to guess what Donald will do one need only wonder what he would entirely selfishly think would be best for him and worst for everyone and everything else. Whatever that is, that’s what Donald will do…

Rusty Reid

Rusty Reid is a songwriter, journalist and essayist. Originally from Texas, he now lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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