The Jackson 2

Lies My Country Told Me

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Humorous political discourse, one Canadian, two Americans (actually Texans).

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A year has passed since whistleblower Edward Snowden left the United States for Hong Kong and released classified information he accessed while under contract with the National Security Agency. In the immediate aftermath, the White... more

Cicely McMillan faces 7 years in prison for reacting to a plain clothered police officer's breast grab (rough enough to leave a hand imprint) from behind. Allegedly, the officer did not identify himself as law enforcement. The "Masters of... more

The United States has a long, rich history of voter suppression dating back all the way to 1776, the year to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Once signed, existing restriction on voting rights that limited the right to vote to white,... more

In 2008, with the election of the first African American to the presidency, many hoped that the America's racial divide would finally lessen. Now, five years into this Presidency, the racial divide has not only widened but the nature of racism... more

GOP 2016 Presidential hopefuls raced to mega-billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Venetian hotel and gambling complex where he was hosting the Republican Jewish Coalition in an attempt to get the 80-year old mogul's eye and hopefully... more

Although the people we elect to represent our interests continually shriek with self-righteous moral indignation, what best describes their character is the word ?hypocrite?. Case in point, when Edward Snowden outed the NSAs practice of... more

Ignorance, hypocrisy, and a condescending attitude on multiple levels characterize most Republican politicians. The great state of Texas though in its obsession with BIG, supersizing everything from women to cars, outdoes every other State... more

The traveling circus is back in town, unloading the clown car and descending down, yet another, rabbit hole, this time in their own playground, Washington, D.C. This time around we have Mitch ?I want to save my Senate... more

Five months that have passed since the Obamacare exchanges have rolled out, yet the GOP obsession with Obamacare hasn't dissipated at all. The website is fixed, people are getting on the exchanges., yet in the land of GOP hubris and... more

"I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion." - John Steinbeck Texas envokes images of vast expense, oil rigs, bringing to mind "The Last Picture Show", J.R.... more
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