Florida Not a Knock-Out, But a Devastating Knock Down

By winning the Republican primary in Florida on Tuesday night, Mitt Romney delivered a powerful punch against Newt Gingrich’s effort to eventually secure the nomination. Extending the metaphor, Gingrich faced a standing eight-count in the fourth round of a fight that has eight rounds to go. He can still come back and beat Romney, but Newt will probably need to land a stunning right hook to decisively overcome the perception of the Florida round. (more…)

The State of the Union, the Campaign Trail, and the President’s Plan

Barack Obama’s speech before Congress and the American public on Tuesday night served as the introduction to his 2012 reelection campaign. While the Republicans continued to feint and parry with one another through a highly entertaining Florida debate, searching still for the correct message and messenger, the man to beat already boarded the plane and started delivering his message around the country. President Obama visited five states in three days, beginning Wednesday in Iowa and ending in Michigan on Friday, talking about the economic plans he laid out in the State of the Union address. (more…)

The Time for Talk is Now

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South Carolina and Fractions of Factions

On Saturday night, Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary in South Carolina. The original outcome of the Iowa caucus fell through earlier in the week and went to Rick Santorum instead of the originally stated winner, Mitt Romney. Combine those two contests with the Romney win from New Hampshire and you find a fractured, uncertain Republican electorate. Just as Red Brown and Blue pointed out after Iowa, they simply can’t rally around a single candidate because none of the candidates offer more than a fractional degree of satisfaction to the divided party. (more…)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

As an outlet for progressive political thought, Red Brown and Blue rarely finds cause to look back. We work to move things forward, to discuss innovative solutions, and to build tomorrow from today’s best ideas. We have good cause on Monday to make an exception and look back at a man who lived and died to bring progress and justice to America. (more…)

MLK Day of Service: Things Anyone Can Do Right Now to Make the World a Little Better

On Monday, January 16, 2012, San Antonio will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with the 25th Annual Martin Luther King Day Parade (the largest such parade in the nation). On this day, we can take the time to pause and reflect where we have been as a nation and how far we’ve come. Though the current political environment can often be toxic and vitriolic, we can all agree that we do, in fact, still live in one of the greatest nations ever. This is also a day where we as individuals are called to serve our communities, so I want to let you know about the MLK Day of Service. (more…)