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The Endorsement Of Jeanne Shaheen

A 1970 hit made famous by a Canadian singer about a spot in Hawaii may be an omen for New Hampshire voters in 2014. 

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And It Wasn’t An April Fools Joke

On Tuesday April 1st Wisconsin Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his newest budget plan.  Since a two year deal was reached a few months ago it was unnecessary. If you examine the content it is ridiculous.  The … Continue reading

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The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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The Enshrinement Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

To me one of the most important dates in American history is December 7th.  This year we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which precipitated America’s entry into World War II.  When thinking of what I … Continue reading

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The Paradox Of Democratic Patriotism

In today’s American politics what could be very good for the Democratic Party could be disastrous for the country if it goes slightly wrong.  Monday morning the news of just such a situation developing in Texas came my way.  It … Continue reading

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True Facts

Americans will have differences of opinion, especially when it comes to politics.  That is so, well, American.  The frustrating part is when the opinions are based on “facts” that are not true.  This partially accounts for why many Americans vote … Continue reading

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Cheap Trick

I think all the English majors became Republicans.  In their effort to starve public education in North Carolina, the Republican controlled General Assembly labeled their latest gambit “opportunity scholarships”.  They certainly present an opportunity; just not for the poor and … Continue reading

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War On Students

In 2011 I spent a good deal of time writing about Wisconsin because it was the epicenter of Tea Party/Republican regressive policies and legislation.  Thus far in 2013 I have written about North Carolina more than any other state for … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Cory Booker

Newark Mayor Cory Booker won the Democratic Party primary for United States Senator from New Jersey Tuesday night.  It was not so much a case of a star is born, as it was of a star is now on the … 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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