The social contract requires that the government provide the environment necessary for its citizens to achieve reasonable levels of Life, Liberty and Happiness. Right now, the American government is in breach of contract.
The latest GOP election sleight-of-hand? Divert attention from the news that projected Republican gains are going to be confined largely to the South by amping up the rhetoric on the mosque project in Lower Manhattan.
With Palin on the campaign trail once again, with self-righteous, morality-police guns ablaze, it's comic relief listening to her Tea Party drivel about family values and "taking back America" to the way our Founding Fathers would want it.
In time of high unemployment, Congress has traditionally extended the 26-week limit on unemployment benefits to as much as a year. Now, however, the GOP minority in the Senate is using the filibuster to block any such extension.
Tuesday, Alaska Governor Sean Parnell and Attorney General Dan Sullivan announced plans to sue the federal government over health care reform. They don't know what this will cost, but it's not their dime anyway.
Republicans have two options: Denounce the ridiculous idea that there are "Second Amendment remedies" to questions of policy, or own up to their role as co-conspirators in the rising level of insurrectionist violence we see in our country.