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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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2016 Republicans: Jeb Bush

We have reached the final four.  I am covering them in alphabetical order since I think any of them could become the Republican nominee if the stars align themselves in a certain way.  On the other hand I don’t see … Continue reading

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To Thine Own Self Be True

A few days ago a friend sent me a link to a speech Senator Chuck Schumer gave to the National Press Club.  The New York Democrat’s subject was an analysis of the mid-term and how Democrats should move forward.  Schumer’s … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: War On Science

There are a few people running around saying that Congress will enact more laws with the Republicans holding a majority in both chambers come January.  They will suddenly “get religion”, listen to the American people and compromise with President Obama.  … Continue reading

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A Terrorist In Conservative Clothing

Tuesday night I watched the second Hagan-Tillis debate.  Much like the first it was substantially a disappointment.  It was mostly a replay of the commercials and mailers that have dominated communications in North Carolina the past few weeks.  Late in … Continue reading

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