The leaderless Republican Party -- or should I say the dwindling rabble of know-nothing reactionaries who still identify themselves as Republicans -- is not just politically leaderless, they are also morally leaderless.
The same hate machine I was part of is still attacking all abortionists as "murderers." And once again the "pro-life" leaders are busy ducking their personal responsibility for people acting on their words.
I always thought that taxes were the way we paid our bills. In a democracy we have elected representatives who spend money on our behalf on things like defense, security, wars, bridges, and health care benefits.-
I'd like to imagine the feelings of Judy Shepard as the hate crimes bill named after her murdered son Matthew passed the house in the presence of the woman who attempted to besmirch his memory with ugly distortions.