Toughen Up, Buttercup

When I started this piece it was meant to be a full-throated endorsement of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) for president. I believe he is at this moment the best candidate for Republicans to go forward with, given his record as governor and the fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the favorite […]

Poverty v. Amnesty

US Unemployment Rate Down to Nearly 7-Year Low – Trading Economics The unemployment rate for blacks was 12 percent in February 2014, compared with 5.8 percent for whites – National Urban League Unemployment rate among Black 18- to- 29-year-olds at 22.1 percent – Generation Opportunity The declining labor participation rate has created an additional 1.7 […]

Tea Party Turns Six – Now What?

Six years ago today, a few friends and my oldest daughter (The Bigun) set up a microphone, some signs, and a sign-in table on the lawn of Discovery Green in downtown Houston and waited.  We had six days to get the word out and pull together an event called Tea Party to talk about fiscal […]

The Horse You Rode In On

As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time. – Donald Rumsfeld   Like many conservatives, I’m highly disappointed that John Boehner will return to serve as Speaker of the House again.  His rather lukewarm (to put it […]

The Right Questions

At least I’m pretty sure it does. If you have even loosely followed the news over the past few weeks, you probably noticed a trend – lying has been front page news.  From Gruber and Obamacare stories, to the Rolling Stone’s sketchy reportage of an alleged on-campus rape, to the high school kid who made […]

The Party Of Science

Science Rules. Or at least that’s what Bill Nye, the Michael Jordan of Edutainment, told the 8-year-old version of me.  Of course, I accepted that concept fairly easily.  After all, it makes sense that the “systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation” would rule.  Plus, Bill Nye was cool […]

Race and the Conservative Movement

I’m back with the third article of my ongoing series about the conservative movement and Republican Party development.  Check out the first and secondones here.  Before I jump in, I briefly want to address some of the feedback from my second article on how to reach Millennial voters.  While there were many who expressed appreciation or support in […]

The Politics of Anger and Hope

Angry. Old. White. Tea Bagger. Far-Right. Racist. Homophobic. Sexist. Hypocritical. Anti-Science. Religious Zealots. Angry. This is the Republican Party, if you ask your average person under 30, or racial minority, religious minority, sexual minority, or non-conservative. Those of you who fit in one of these categories and are reading this article are probably shaking your […]