politics

Cookin’ Politics Up in the Pit

Cookin’ Politics Up in the Pit

“Barbecue and politics are two things that are ugly to watch in the making, but are a work of art in the end.” – Anonymous Whether you are talking about former President Jimmy Carter, the late U.S. Congressman Charlie Norwood or the feisty former Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox, it’s a sure bet that at one […]

Running to Stand Still

Running to Stand Still

Editor’s Note: Please enjoy this column Josh Ruffin wrote in 2015. Talk about an appropriate headline!   I’m doing my best to focus. I know I should be covering and dismantling whatever nonsense the GOP candidates are saying right now — speaking of, go and read Hillary Clinton’s response to Mitch McConnell saying that she’s […]

Not Feeling the Bern

Not Feeling the Bern

There are a lot of things people assume about me, based on my status as a white, liberal, Anglo-Saxon male in his early 30s living in the bastion of left-wing hippiedom that is Madison, WI. And, to be fair, most of it is true. I listen to NPR (but only when Spotify isn’t working, and […]