Tag Archives: Great Depression

Crimenibus

It is Saturday afternoon December 13, 2014 as I write this article.  Thursday the House passed the so-called Cromnibus bill.  The word is a combination of “cr” for continuing resolution and “omnibus” for an omnibus budget.  I am choosing to … Continue reading

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Not Another Pearl Harbor

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  That event precipitated America’s entry into World War II and is generally considered one of, if not, the darkest day in American history.  The war radically changed the direction … 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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An Evening With Bernie

Most American’s only see U.S. Senators on television.  In a period of 8 days I saw two sitting Senators live.  I actually had a brief personal conversation with one.  Wednesday night I was privileged to be part of a group … Continue reading

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GOP’s Only Fear: Hillary

One of the most famous lines in American political history comes from FDR’s first inaugural address.  “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  That March 4, 1933 speech was delivered to a nation reeling from the Great … Continue reading

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Republican Reality Sucks

Kansas is a deep red state.  Its Senate is 32-8 Republican and its House is 92-33 in favor of the GOP.   Tea Party/Republican Sam Brownback rode the 2010 wave into the Governor’s mansion and was part of what I called … 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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Another Bad Week

The House of Representatives was in sessions last week.  That, in and of itself is newsworthy considering all the time they take off.  While most Americans’ work week starts on Monday, the House didn’t meet until Tuesday which is actually … Continue reading

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Storm Warning

Thursday evening I was literally in the process of clipping my BlackBerry onto my belt when it went off with an e-mail informing me that the meeting to which I was headed was cancelled due to weather.  It’s June in … Continue reading

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Mortgage Or Maui

As frustrating as it may be, sometimes it is necessary to discuss policy with Tea Party/Republicans within the misconceptions that are their viewpoints.  One of their “common sense” arguments about the deficit is that you have to run the federal … Continue reading

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