Tag Archives: Charles Koch

Small World

A trio of events that occurred on three different continents this Sunday all caught my attention and I’d like to briefly explore them today.  They illustrated how interconnected our world is in the 21st century.

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The Fringe Met In The Middle

It’s the weekend between the NFL Conference Championships and the Super Bowl in the year before a presidential election; you’re a Republican who wants to be considered important.  What are you to do?  Well Saturday was your lucky day because … Continue reading

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Another Fool Revealed

Tuesday night I listened to the President Obama’s State of the Union address.  At its conclusion I walked my dogs while collecting my thoughts.  Then I sat down and wrote an article about it, publishing it in time for my … Continue reading

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See You Monday

Friday evening as Mitch McConnell exited the Senate his parting words to the assembled press were, “See you Monday.”  The big issue before the Senate was the Cromnibus bill and a lot of us read into McConnell’s comments that a … Continue reading

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It’s The Environment, Stupid

I’m certain that today’s political discussion will be dominated by immigration – I’ll get to that tomorrow.  Today I want to reveal the true importance of stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline.  If you don’t have the time to read the … Continue reading

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Logic And A Touch Of Forgiveness

I know around 85% of my readership lives in the United States.  How much of it lives in Iowa is something I don’t know.  While the core message is for everyone, foreign or domestic, the only people who can do … Continue reading

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The Cost Of Denial

When you write about general political issues you find that sometimes your topic is one in which you are very knowledgeable and other times something you may be equally concerned about but not as well versed in.  Today is one … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Kris Kobach

As I pen this article we await a decision from the Kansas Supreme Court in the case of Taylor v Kobach.  The “Kobach” is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.  Former Democratic Senatorial candidate Chad Taylor is suing to have … Continue reading

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The Discussion Proves The Problem

Yesterday I read a blub in the Raleigh News & Observer which caught my eye.  It was basically an advance piece for the forthcoming book Billionaires: Reflecting on the Upper Crust by Darrell M. West of the Brookings Institute.  I … Continue reading

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An Evening With Bernie

Most American’s only see U.S. Senators on television.  In a period of 8 days I saw two sitting Senators live.  I actually had a brief personal conversation with one.  Wednesday night I was privileged to be part of a group … Continue reading

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