Category Archives: Tuesday

Big Question: Why Does the World’s Richest Country (for Nearly a Century) Continually Pretend It’s Too Broke to Help Its People?

Any given day of the news, you can find some story of [fill in the blank] Republican politician saying America “can’t afford” to pay for Medicaid, or “Social Security is going broke,” or some new version of a timeless theme for the Republican Party: that America’s miserly social safety net is unsustainable and antiquated and… Read More »

Why Should Americans Follow the Supreme Cult when the Supreme Inquisition Wants to Strip Them of Their Rights?

This is actually a very fair question. —For starters, the Supreme Court’s power is only the perception of power. It has no agency to enforce its rulings. The Justice Department is independent of the court, and no law enforcement agency answers to the court. [They have a police force of roughly 200 officers, but they exist largely… Read More »

Unpopular Vote: Giving Oil Companies Everything They Want Will NOT Lower Gas Prices

It’s been almost comical to see Republicans repeatedly fret about gas/oil prices, but then come up with no credible solutions to actually lower gas/oil prices. Their general “answers” all seem to revolve around the concept that if you give a huge industry everything they want, prices will magically lower themselves out of the goodness of… Read More »

What is the Bluest State in America? What is the Reddest State?

As someone who’s lived all over the country, and whose blog slogan is literally “Blue in a red state,” people often ask if I can tell them what the bluest state in America is and especially if I know what the reddest state is? The bluest? Hands down, Hawaii… The state is Democratic controlled from… Read More »

“Government is Evil Republicans” Sure Want Government to Control People

One of the great, hidden ironies of politics in this century is that Republicans pretend they are for small government, but have only ever given the government more control over people’s lives, usually over aspects that have no need for government input. Meanwhile, they pretend they are economic wizards (and some Democrats pretend they hate capitalism),… Read More »

Unpopular Vote: Countries in Europe Aren’t More Liberal than America, Just More Equally Represented

By now, we’ve absorbed it almost as a total truth that Europe is unequivocally more liberal than the United States. This is perhaps forgetting the rival histories of Europe and the U.S. since the U.S. constitution was an inarguably liberal (for its time) and revolutionary document the founders signed knowing they could be executed by… Read More »

Of course, Democrats are STILL the Party for Blue Collar Workers

Last week, I shot holes all through the increasingly popular Republican talking point that Democrats have “abandoned” the working class in favor of “elites,” and that Trump (a billionaire who poops on a gold toilet) changed everything. This week, I’d like to focus that message even more towards blue collar workers or jobs. After all,… Read More »

What if America Actually WAS Split into Two Countries? A “Red” Nation and a “Blue” Nation?

Right below this article, I wrote one asking the question of “Why does Texas keep talking about secession?” and actually answering it instead of standing around scratching my head screaming “the world’s gone crazy” (the default position for most millionaire media pundits). But it isn’t just Texas. Even a brief glance at bot-plagued social media… Read More »

Frequently Asked Question: “Why in the Hell do Texas Republicans Keep Talking About Secession?”

Few people know that Alabama Liberal’s first (and best) unpublished manuscript was a speculative fiction spy-drama detailing what would happen if Texas actually did secede from the United States. That was written in early 2011, when then-Texas Governor Rick Perry–not yet moved on to “greater things” like resigning from the Trump administration or “Dancing with… Read More »

Despite Whining About “Inflation,” Republicans Actually Want to Make Price Gouging Even Worse

Republicans seem to have a mantra for the 2020 midterm elections: “crime, gas prices, inflation.” Whereas they struggled mightily to make a coherent case against Biden in the 2020 election (“Hunter Biden’s laptop is on a Ukrainian war boat stuffed with cash, cocaine, and child sex slaves. Why won’t the media cover this?”), they appear… Read More »