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Monthly Archives: December 2011
Tonight is New Year’s Eve, traditionally a time for revelry and saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new. What better time to take a very brief look at the top five political events of 2011?
I don’t give out an award for liar of the year, but if I did the winner for 2011 would be Mike Huckabee. He has stiff competition from most of the Republican candidates for President, among others, but his seemingly … Continue reading
Tuesday Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson announced that he will not run for reelection in 2012. If that is the last major political news of 2011 the year has ended on a good note. Nelson is little more than a Democrat … Continue reading
If you are like most progressives you have probably criticized President Obama and his administration for being too soft and not fighting hard enough. It is certainly fair to say that, particularly early in his administration, he has received as … Continue reading
Forget about fair, is it even advisable to have one person controlling a state government? I think the vast majority of Americans would say no. Just consider that constitutionally we have a representative democracy not a dictatorship both at the … Continue reading
Last week Friday both chambers of Congress finally passed the sales tax holiday and unemployment benefits extension. It was for all intents and purposes the very same bill the Senate had passed on Saturday December 17th by a vote of … Continue reading
If you are like most Americans you have probably spent a good part of this morning exchanging Christmas presents. Let me express my holiday wishes for some political figures.