Tag Archives: Europe

What Are Voters Waiting For?

One of the greatest influences on my writing is Paul Krugman.  I make no secret of that and on more than one occasion have suggested that my readers make his op-eds, which appear in the Monday and Friday online editions … Continue reading

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America’s Ebola Insanity

I have never been shy about criticizing American media.  Left, right and center it has two major faults.  Foremost, they beat a story to death; if they latch onto what they consider to be something hot it gets almost exclusive … Continue reading

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Unionish

The most interesting vote to take place in America in 2014 may well occur this week.  It won’t happen on a Tuesday and neither Republicans nor Democrats will be on the ballot.  Wednesday through Friday the National Labor Relations Board … Continue reading

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Punt Formation

Most NFL teams start their season today.  To show you how poor of a “season” the 113th Congress is having they appear to be in full punt formation.  Reportedly the House has scheduled a vote on a Continuing Resolution to … Continue reading

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Opportunity Lost

My regular readers know of both my almost devotion to Paul Krugman’s work and my economic philosophy; there is a very high positive correlation between the two.  On September 5th Krugman penned a New York Times op-ed entitled, Years of … Continue reading

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The Last Memorial Day

I have a wonderful wish for America – which is that someday we no longer celebrate Memorial Day.  I mean no disrespect for the sacrifices of the men and women who comprise our war dead and whose memories are honored … Continue reading

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Austerity: A Bridge To Nowhere Good

The Tea Party/Republicans, who maintain just enough power in Washington to remain effective in their chosen role of obstructers, have succeeded in slowing our emergence from the Great Recession, (which their predecessors the “regular’ Republicans in great part created), and … Continue reading

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2011 In Review

Tonight is New Year’s Eve, traditionally a time for revelry and saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new.  What better time to take a very brief look at the top five political events of 2011?

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Rated R – Koch Industries

If I have to explain why Koch Industries’ products are being placed on the restricted list then you simply haven’t been paying attention.  This is a classic example of why progressives should not spend money with an organization.  The Koch … Continue reading

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The 9-2 Solution

There is an idiom of apparently untraceable English origin that says, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.”  Perhaps that best describes the 112th Congress’ actions, or more accurately lack thereof, on the economy.  A look at the numbers … Continue reading

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