The Argument Against Voter ID That You Won’t See in the Media

December 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm

When it comes to voter ID programs, what’s the typical mainstream media article look like? One side says that the programs prevent voter fraud, the other says that they are “designed to stifle turnout among students, poor people and minorities, who are more likely to vote for Democrats.” The media […]

Occupy Thanksgiving: How to Talk a Little Turkey with Your Relatives

November 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

A great post by spocko over at FDL got me thinking about Thanksgiving … … and the inevitable comments from my conservative Uncle. What’s he going to bring up this year? I’ll lay odds that somewhere between the turkey and dressing and the pumpkin pie my Uncle is going to […]

Government Corruption (in a Single Picture)

November 19, 2011 at 11:32 am

Yeah, I know. It’s small. Click on it for the full size image. This is the client list for the lobbying firm of Clark Lytle Geduldig and Cranford. You can go to their website and see this picture for yourself. Here, it’s screengrabbed in case it suddenly “disappears”. CLGC has more corporate clients, but […]

Systemic Failure in 4 Easy Steps: How to Win a Beer on the Back of a Napkin

November 5, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Here’s a quick and easy way to illustrate systemic failure in capitalism in a bar over drinks.

Before beginning, you may want to place a beer bet with your friend(s). Something like “I bet I can prove to you on the back of this napkin that capitalism needs government.”

Here’s the setup for the scenario:

Two trappers are trapping animals in the wilderness. The trappers have 2 options. They can work hard and trap, or they can poach or steal from their neighbor.

To illustrate, draw a chart similar to the one below on any standard white restaurant napkin:

(Credit to Joseph Heath for the original explanation).

The Most Important Economic Theorem You’ve Never Heard Of

October 14, 2011 at 11:52 am

Have you ever been accused by a conservative of being against “economic freedom”? One of my friends posted this the other day: It’s impossible to be anti-capitalistic and pro-freedom at the same time. If you’re against capitalism, you’re against freedom. My gut reaction was: Really? But before getting into an […]

99%: A Warning to #OWS and the Rest of Us

October 10, 2011 at 11:48 am

I’m not sure how it started, but the slogan “We Are the 99%” is doing something that Democrats have failed to do and Republicans have feared for decades. What is this? Take a step back with me for a second and I’ll show you what Occupy Wall Street is doing […]

What #OccupyWallStreet Has Accomplished

October 7, 2011 at 11:10 am

In regards to the Occupy Wall Street protest, several friends I know have asked the question “What are they protesting?” or “What do they want?” After reading the media coverage, it’s no wonder they’re asking this question. The media, if they’ve covered the event at all, has largely portrayed the […]

The Ideal Republican Presidential Candidate

October 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

What does it take to be the ideal Republican candidate?

How to Fight Against Ohio Issue 2 (SB5)

September 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

The campaign to pass Issue 2 is in full swing in Ohio so I thought I’d review the pro-Issue 2 marketing, what they’re trying to accomplish, and how best to fight against it. Remember, Issue 2 is the issue which limits collective bargaining for state employees such as police, firefighters, […]

Sarah Palin Scores the First Truth in the 2012 Election Campaign

September 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Yes, I know. I’m as surprised as you are to see the words “Sarah Palin” and “truth” in the same sentence. Speaking at a Tea Party rally in Indianola, IN, Ms. Palin made the following key points: 1. The United States is now governed by a “permanent political class,” drawn […]