RJ's Corner


There is the sentiment that we can let the victims and families know we’re sorry for their loss, but those words fall on grieving, frightened and mostly, deaf ears. I am sorry about the loss of human life… Read More

They Will Say Anything…

Seven years ago, when Hillary Clinton was fighting a grueling Democratic primary battle against then-Sen. Barack Obama, she boasted of duck hunting and championed the Second Amendment. Clinton’s campaign in Indiana sent around negative mailers pasted with rifles,… Read More

I Love Pragmatists

It has been a while since I brought up a new category here at RJ’sCorner.  After seeing so many people stuck in one mode of thinking I have come to passionately embrace the concept of pragmatism.  Let’s look… Read More

Stuff Happens….

Mr. Obama ordered flags at the White House on Friday to half-staff to honor the victims of the shooting. “When Americans are killed in mine disasters, we work to make mines safer,” he said on Thursday night as… Read More

Anybody but Hillary? 

Then there are Biden’s recent statements staking out a more conflicted position on abortion than one expects to hear from such a prominent Democrat. This places him far closer to the consensus position on the issue than most… Read More

The Gospel of Bernie…

Win or lose, Sanders seeks to transform his party and redeem American politics through an epic battle against some of the wealthiest powers in human history. “A lot of people have given up on the political process, and… Read More

Under pressure from the right, House Speaker Boehner quits

who believe he was too willing to compromise with President Barack Obama and too frequently relied on Democratic votes to pass crucial legislation. Source: Under pressure from the right, House Speaker Boehner quits | Reuters I am very… Read More

Two Very Different Views Of Being Christian…

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said President Barack Obama “pretends to be” Christian “I’m less concerned about what faith the person has. I’m more concerned about the authenticity of their faith and how that plays out in their… Read More

Recycling Centers And Local Level Politics…

I recently wrote a letter to the editor of our small town newspaper in response to some members of the city council not wanting to fund the local recycle center.  Here it is: Dear Editor, It troubles me… Read More

Why Mitt Romney should save the Republican Party… Or Not…

“Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run,” an anonymous senior adviser of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign recently told New York magazine. Other members of Romneyworld have denied the former governor is interested in another… Read More

Common Sense????

Being a progressive in most aspects I hate it when so many in the media say Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are pretty much the same.  I think what they are trying to say is that both of… Read More

Evangelicals supporting Trump?

Ever since a mid-July Washington Post poll confirmed that Trump is the leading candidate among white evangelical Republicans… But while it’s easy to chuckle at the idea of Bible Belt voters rallying for a thrice-married real estate mogul… Read More

Low Info Voter…

I pulled this picture off of one of the many articles about how Donald Trump is number one in the polls for the GOP candidate.  But Donald Trump is not the topic of this post. Instead it is… Read More

First Things First…

First things first.  I am a sixty-eight year old wise guy and have been blogging for almost ten years now. Don’t ask my why, it is just in my blood.  This first post is to give you an idea… Read More

Clinton-Bush Fatique

Have you ever felt as if a mysterious black cloud of despair was rising from the great depths of the universe? That it was cresting over the horizons of your life, blotting out all sunlight as it closes… Read More

Weighing Nuclear Option…

“We were ready to do it” Russian President Vladimir Putin said he considered putting the country’s vast nuclear arsenal on alert to prevent outside agents from stopping the Kremlin’s forced annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine last… Read More

Filter Bubbles, Rabbit Holes, and Echo Chambers…

Let me start out with the theme for this post. The Internet is a double-edged sword. It allows the free flow of massive amounts of information but it also allow the free flow of massive amounts of mis-information. The… Read More

Scott Walker’s warped view of his own party

Let’s delve a little more into Scott Walker’s comments on the most recent personal attack on President Obama. Here are some words from Mark Ambinder over at the Week. When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) told a reporter… Read More

Choosing Between the Pope and the GOP…

The problem is simply that Francis has broken from too many elements in the Republican Party platform. First there were affirming statements about homosexuality. Then harsh words for capitalism and trickle-down economics. And now climate change. That, it… Read More


“Now which is the narrowest, religious intolerance or political intolerance?” – Will Rogers, 20 April 1927 I have been pondering that question for some time now myself Will. We all know that so much of politics, particularly the… Read More


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