ObamaCare

Trumpcare

ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas After failing for many years to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare, Republicans in both the House and the Senate are touting their control of Congress and are now ramming down a cruel legislation to finish a job they started just as soon as Obamacare became a law. Speaker Paul Ryan and some Republicans Read More …

Boehner and McConnell

PerryScope By Perry Diaz On the surface, many would say the Republicans won the mid-term elections. But did they, really? It might sound loco – or crazy – to question who won the elections last November 4, 2014. Of course, the Republicans did, one might say. Didn’t the GOP wrest control of the Senate from the Democrats? Yes. Didn’t the GOP win the biggest majority Read More …

Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio

Kaleidoscope By Perry Diaz Riding the crest of the Tea Party tsunami that hit the United States in the 2010 midterm elections, three young conservatives – Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio – are now in the forefront of the Republican Party’s attempt to take back the White House in 2016. Looking back to the victory of the Tea Party congressional candidates in Read More …

Sen. Ted Cruz

Kaleidoscope By Perry Diaz   During World War II, when Japan was losing naval battles against the United States in the Pacific, a Japanese officer proposed the formation of suicide missions known as kamikaze (God wind) attacks by pilots who were ready to die for the Emperor.  On October 15, 1944, the first kamikaze attack, which consisted of about 100 dive-bombers, attacked the American armada Read More …

Photo credit: AP/Noah Berger

Kaleidoscope By Perry Diaz In his 1990 autobiography “An American Life,” Ronald Reagan attributed the rule, “Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican,” to Gaylord Parkinson, the state Republican Chairman who introduced it to Reagan when he ran for Governor of California in 1966. The rule came to be known as the “Eleventh Commandment.” Since then, Republicans have followed the Eleventh Commandment, religiously. Read More …

Sens. McCain, Graham, and Ayotte

Kaleidoscope By Perry Diaz There is a new virulent disease that infected a group of people in Washington, DC. So far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) cannot isolate the organism that’s causing the mysterious disease. It’s so mysterious that it makes a lot of people wonder when – not if – they would be infected by the disease. But for some strange Read More …

Romney-Ryan-Backward

Kaleidoscope By Perry Diaz When Mitt Romney entered politics in 1994, he chose a Goliath for an opponent, the incumbent Sen. Edward Kennedy in Massachusetts.  Kennedy was first elected to his Senate seat in 1962 and was running to keep his seat for the sixth time.  Romney was then the CEO of Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm. For the first time, Kennedy faced Read More …

Paul-Ryan-budget-plan

Kaleidoscope By Perry Diaz Last August 11, when presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney introduced his running mate, he told the cheering crowd: “I would like you to join me in welcoming the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan!”  Oops!  Romney corrected himself saying, “Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake,” he said.  Then he said, “I did not make Read More …