Our Gay Neighbor

Canada was once called by comedian Will Durst “Our gay neighbor to the North.”

Ted Cruz doesn’t fit that bill so let’s just wait for the next Canadian worth electing.

His Harvard law professor Larry Tribe says Ted’s constitutional standing for the presidency needs a sleep over:

“He hasn’t really put it to bed. If he did put it to bed, he is certainly sleeping alone.”


Enough Obama Bashing

I never thought he was ready for office, but I am sick and tired of Obama bashing. His State of the Union address this week was one of the best I’ve seen any president deliver — but perhaps not for a good reason.

No mind-numbing laundry list of staff-manufactured legislative proposals, largely because he can’t get them passed through a GOP-controlled Congress he never learned how to leverage.

Still, it was nice to see him lean into the podium and show some skin, get personal and bring some passion to the case. Had he done that from the beginning he might be better off.

— Craig Crawford


This Is Democracy?

Seizure of the personal bank accounts of those who dare seek access to ballots? Limiting ballot petition drives to as little as five weeks despite requiring nearly 200,000 signatures? Imposing massive fines on those seeking ballot access even if their signatures are valid. Invalidating valid signatures simply because politically motivated officials are given subjective powers to discard any signature they choose?

These are not the acts of a tin horn dictatorship. This is what happens in the United States of America, thanks to the dictatorial duopoly of the Republican and Democratic party machines bent on making sure that no American voter gets a third choice.

— Craig Crawford