Recapping Obama’s 2014 State of the Union

President Obama gave us a surprisingly hopeful State of the Union address tonight. I say surprising because he has faced intractable opposition from a GOP determined to undermine his every move. Indeed, both houses of Congress have demonstrated a keen desire to toil less on “prosperity [that] is widely shared,” as the president proffered tonight,…

Manufacturing in America: One Poutrage At A Time

Originally posted on Desert Beacon:
Welcome Nevada Governor Sandoval to the Republican manufactured poutrage factory.  [Sibelius] Oh, the horror! The Affordable Care Act is taking full effect, complete with health care insurance exchanges on which individuals who don’t have employer sponsored health insurance policies can find insurance in a private market.  That’s right — a…

Shutdown Timeline: How We Got Here -Updated

Originally posted on Desert Beacon:
We didn’t get to this impasse in Washington, D.C. in the last two weeks.   The situation has been developing since the passage of two versions of a budget back in March, 2013.   The timeline so far looks like this: January 1, 2013: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) announces that he…

Romney Creature Feature: Bride of Frankenstein

In the spirit of Halloween and this final full week of the presidential campaign season, I present The Sin City Siren’s very own Creature Feature… What if Romney wins?! Are you ready for the frights that await you? In this installment, meet The Bride of Frankenstein… It has been well-documented here at SCS and across…