On Family Values

Republicans and conservatives have often claimed to be highly concerned with “family values”. ¬†Apparently Sarah Palin’s definition of “family values” does not include “basic human decency”. In 1997, new mayor Sarah Palin fired Wasilla police chief Stambaugh. In his budget, he had included funds for rape kits so that the victims would not have to […]

The first time I’ve really cared

I have never cared enough about an election to watch speeches at a convention.¬† Certainly not speeches by people who didn’t get the nomination, certainly not by the candidate for Vice President.¬† This is the first time I have seen a presidential candidate in my lifetime who I believed was running, not to secure power […]

Stephen Colbert on Obama’s remarks