Author Archive

A Surprising Who and a Thrilling What »

In my continuing effort to share books authored by No Quarter regulars, I’d like to introduce you to an excellent read — “Passamezzo” co-authored by J. E. Mathieson and her partner A. A. Guest. Who is J. E. Mathieson? If you’re thinking “I’ve never seen J. E. Mathieson on NQ!” you would be partially right.  But, [...]

2008 Is Still Personal For Women »

(This was supposed to be my final review of books by No Quarter author’s.  But I’ve been learning that there are many more authors in our midst.  Coming soon: A novel about the Mafia by a No Quarter “regular commenter.”) The media dubbed 2008 the year of the woman because of Hillary Clinton’s and Sarah [...]

The Myths of The 2008 Election »

As promised I have the honor of presenting my second review of a No Quarter alum’s recent book publication. P. G. Abeles a.k.a. Paulie Abeles hosted No Quarter Radio’s Sins of Omission on Blog Talk Radio during the 2008 election and afterwards, interviewing a wide range of authors and political figures.  Some favorites of mine [...]

Reviewing My NQ Comrade-in-Arms »

Over the years No Quarter has been home to a cadre of top notch bloggers and writers!  For some, No Quarter was a first foray into public writing and/or the wonders of blogging where our work was read and commented on by a large audience. It is a real testament to the caliber of the [...]

Is Obama Quitting On Us? »

* BUMPED UP * The Obama campaign is road testing fresh slogans for his 2012 campaign. It seems “hope” and “change” are feeling a little worn and no longer reflect our new reality what with CBO is still predicting that unemployment will remain above 8 percent until 2014, home foreclosure activity for 2012 predicted to be higher [...]

Is Santorum Peaking? »

While this chart (from TPM poll tracker) only applies to Michigan Republican voters, it struck me as fairly reflective of the national sentiment towards the various Republican candidates over the last few months… Do you notice a little downward turn at the top of Santorum’s meteoric rise?  Could it be that Santorum’s moment as the [...]

Who is Defending the Honor of the “Political Marketplace”? »

In its 2010 “Citizens United” decision, the US Supreme Courts held that: Political spending is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, and the government may not keep corporations or unions from spending money to support or denounce individual candidates in elections.  While corporations or unions may not give money directly to campaigns, they [...]

In The Eyes of The New Hampshire Voters… »

Romney is still the guy to beat.  But Huntsman may be taking his turn at a surge.  According to Public Policy Polling in NH (note Buddy Roemer moved ahead of Perry!): Mitt Romney continues to be headed for a comfortable win in New Hampshire.  PPP’s final poll there finds him with 35% to 18% for [...]

Counting Coup on Romney with Liberty, Twitter, Banks and Delegates »

While Mitt Romney managed to eke out a tiny win of 8 votes in the Iowa Caucuses, it created a mighty big target for others to begin counting coup. And some unlikely candidates for President are feeling lucky! Rejecting the Republican pack, Gary Johnson goes full Libertarian while scoring highest on civil liberties and adherence to the [...]

More Wild West Show Than Presidential Horse Race »

~Bumped Up~ The MSM likes to depict any election as a horse race, but the more I watch the 2012 presidential nomination process and particularly the debates, the more it feels like I’m watching the waning days of a Wild West Show.  See what you think… Posters have been up all over town for weeks, [...]

Obama, The Bystander-In-Chief? *Open Thread* »

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has a few telling remarks about the inability of the President and Congress to get things done.

“Can’t Decide” in Fourth, “Don’t Want” Gaining »

Just to keep you up-to-date with all the latest tail swats and whinnies coming from the 2012 presidential horse race … The Iowa State poll of likely caucus-goers has Herman Cain leading at 25%, Ron Paul running a hard second with 20% and Mitt Romney trailing respectably in third with 16%. But the surprise dark [...]

The Minimum Required »

~Bumped Up~ As the numbers of alleged victims continues to grow, this issue remains pertinent. What does it say about our society and the people within it, when the measure of a man (or woman) is his success at achieving the maximum in money and power with the minimum morality required by the law or [...]

Is Newt on the Rise? *Open Thread »

Nate Silver at the NYTimes suggests The Gingrich Surge Has Come.  And he has an interesting series of graphs showing every one of the Republican candidates for president are flat or falling – except Newt Gingrich. The atlantic has a short list of What to Watch For in tonight’s Republican foreign policy debate in South Carolina. [...]

The Wrong Deciders On Johnson »

This post is not an endorsement of Gary Johnson by me or anyone at No Quarter. This post is about the American people’s right to be the deciders.  It is also about a candidates equal opportunity to be heard.  And it is about the absurdity of the entertainment (MSM) industry running our debates and doing [...]

A Possible Cross Party Ticket? »

Occasionally a discussion develops on our writers group that lends itself to sharing with NQ readers with the hope of continuing the dialogue… As regular readers know, the writers under Larry Johnson’s No Quarter banner came together in passionate support of Hillary Clinton during the 2008 presidential election — and NEVER joined the “Hope and Change” bandwagon. [...]

Is Obama Beyond The Tipping Point? »

It is nothing short of amazing the amount of energy people are willing to expend fighting change. Change is a fact of life.  It routinely happens without our knowledge.  And it frequently happens without our consent. We can only hope to not be caught totally unaware and that the timing at least manages to work in [...]

No Dorothy Yet, In Our Land of Oz »

Last week, a friend sent me a fun bit of political humor (h/t S. Moss): The movie Wizard of Oz is 72 years old. Today, if Dorothy were to encounter Men with no brains, no hearts, and no courage She wouldn’t be in Oz …

Demanding a Leader and a Plan, But What About Unity? »

* Bumped up * Throughout our history, it took a strong leader, a bold plan, and a unified American people to get us through our toughest times and enabled us to build an even brighter future.  And yet here we are once again facing the abyss, without any of the three. Where is our strong [...]

Why Obama »

If you’ve been wondering why President Obama’s “fixes” for solving healthcare, unemployment, the housing foreclosure crisis and now the debt ceiling “crisis’ have only managed to continue the downward spiral for the American people? If, since 2009, you’ve wondered why President Obama has been such an inept negotiator for the American people? Why his administration [...]