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.
As every fifth-grader knows, our Founding Fathers rebelled against the British tea taxes primarily because the taxes were imposed upon the colonies without any representation in the British Parliament.
Reading, science and math are important, but No Child Left Behind standards must include history and social studies standards. If it isn't improved, knowledgeable citizens who can pull a voting lever and know what they're doing are going to become extinct.
The Tea Partiers are not entirely wrong to warn about the potential of the state to repress freedom, but in overlooking the role of the state in ensuring these freedoms, they foolishly misread history.