Tag Archives: Charles Koch

Taxing The Sun

The Republicans have successfully cultivated the image of being the anti-tax Party.  Actions speak louder than words and in Oklahoma they have just come up with a way to tax the sun and the air. 

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The Endorsement Of Gary Peters

Having someone who borders on a living legend serving in Congress is both a blessing and a curse for their political party.  The good news is that you know they can win whether it is a good or a bad … Continue reading

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On Whose Dime

Tuesday night I was watching my granddaughter play high school basketball when my BlackBerry informed me that the Budget Conference Committee had reached a deal.  On Wednesday morning I sat down to write an article on the topic.  My biggest … Continue reading

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Rambling Motivation

In the articles I post on this site I strive to write an opening paragraph, set about explaining something and then tie it all together in a closing paragraph.  In the course of any day I often jot down a … Continue reading

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The Lesson Of Colorado

The first three days of this week were jam packed with news.  Syria, Syria/Obama, Syria/Putin, Syria/Kerry, the New York City Mayoral Primaries, and 9/11.  A state senate recall election in Colorado was bound to get somewhat lost in the shuffle.  … Continue reading

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Stealing From The People

I saw this one coming like a 3-0 fastball.  This entire Emergency Financial Manager escapade in Michigan has been a charade from the start.  It is simply a way for the Republicans to satisfy greed by providing a return on … Continue reading

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A Lesson In Cheating

Talk to a conservative and they will extol the virtues of private and charter schools.  Have that same conversation with a public school teacher and you will hear a dramatically different story.  Juxtapose Fox News and MSNBC; ditto.  What is … Continue reading

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What A Difference A State Makes

When you write about politics on a daily basis it is easy to be seduced into writing about races well in advance.  Despite that word of caution I want to speculate about a problem I see developing for the 2016 … Continue reading

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Mo

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued two decisions that conformed with the facts and the law, the day before they issued one that willfully ignored both.  The difference was that Wednesday’s rulings primarily dealt with a social issue mostly devoid of … Continue reading

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Hog Identification

Earlier this week Republican Representative Lisa Lyons stood on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives and, in reference to teachers uttered the old saw, “Pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered.”  The reference is to the sin of … Continue reading

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