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How About Those Beans?

I don’t generally do business news even though my formal education better qualifies me to do that than political op-eds.  Today is an exception, but even then I’m coming at it partially from a political slant and my joy is … Continue reading

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A Surprise Ending?

There is one organization, above all others that presents the most imminent danger to the American way of life.  While I think climate change is the greatest long-term threat, (and I don’t know just how long-term that is), these people … Continue reading

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Change Or Lose

It’s time to bring everyone back down to earth and reality.  If the Trump phenomenon continues the Republicans will lose the presidential race in November along with their majority in the Senate.  That is likely to happen in any event … Continue reading

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The Education Gorilla

Political and other stories are filled with 800 pound gorilla references.  The story usually speaks of the 800 pound gorilla in the room that nobody is willing to talk about.  Education often filled that role in politics.  Thus far in … Continue reading

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Stealing From The Children

As some of my regular readers may remember I write a weekly op-ed for my county’s local paper the Franklin Times.  On rare occasion there is an overlap of topic with something I cover here.  Understandably I try to localize … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Is No John Lennon

John Lennon was a musical genius who urged people to make the world to be a better place.  His 1971 hit Imagine was the biggest of his solo career.  It challenged the listener to imagine a wonderful world at peace … Continue reading

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Why The Kids?

Today’s Republican Party is held up by three pillars: greed, racism/bigotry and the promotion of ignorance.  That sentence will come as no surprise to my regular readers.  Progressives have long warned that as Republican state budgets proved unsustainable one of … Continue reading

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Scoreboard!

If you didn’t watch the State of the Union address until the end you missed the most exciting part.  At the 57 minute mark of a one hour speech the President delivered an ad lib that became an instant classic! 

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Obama’s To Do List Addition For Future Progressives

Last Friday President Obama hit the road in an effort to prevue his State of the Union address and build public support for it.  Even the most powerful man in the world can’t control the news cycle.  The world’s attention … Continue reading

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