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The Final Chapter Will Be Short

How often do you see a celebrity being interviewed who appears to be an overnight success, only to discover that they toiled for years to reach that point?  A cry from the youth of my older readers was the huckster … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Kay Hagan

Last night Kay Hagan won the North Carolina Democratic Senatorial Primary by a wide margin.  Technically the preceding sentence is a prediction because I am writing this article the day before the Primary for publishing the morning after.  I am … Continue reading

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The Other Side Of Religious Freedom

Environment influences politics and in the case of this writer choice of language in political matters.  For some time now I have used the phrase same-sex civil marriage.  There is good reason for that, but now the United Church of … Continue reading

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Mostly The Same Old Show

CPAC held its annual convention last week in Washington.  I have often compared the event to the circus and the 2014 version gave me another variation on that analogy: It was basically the same old show with perhaps a rare … Continue reading

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Why Bother?

I don’t bother voting in primaries, I wait for the real election.  Why should I bother to vote?  I’m a Democrat and it’s just Democrats running against Democrats.  I’ll vote for the Democrat in November and then I will have … Continue reading

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The “T” Part

LGBT is a term ubiquitous in liberal American politics.  It stands for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender.  It is the final component of this coalition that is having the least success in attaining political victories.  Most heterosexual Americans accept lesbians … Continue reading

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The Sanest Man In The Asylum

A favorite political parlor game is picking who the Presidential nominees will be.  Since it now appears America lives in a state of perpetual campaigning, selecting the next nominee starts the morning after the last election.  Despite the fact that … Continue reading

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Selective Definition Of Activism

When a court ruling doesn’t go the way they would like it to, the favorite piece of rhetoric for the right wing to use is judicial activism.  Essentially what they are saving is that one person or a small group … Continue reading

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Is Your State Business Friendly?

Yesterday morning the headline of the Washington Post’s editorial caught my eye: Virginia’s public colleges need to get smarter on benefits.  It is very easy to locate online; if you are so inclined, do so and read it.  The underlying … Continue reading

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Away From Russia For Love

I am a heterosexual yet I could not travel to Russia without risking arrest and fine.  My crime would be, “The propagandizing of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.”  In short, I am a supporter of gay rights and same-sex civil … Continue reading

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