Tag Archives: Great Recession

A Generation In Jeopardy

Quite by chance, during the past few days I’ve had conversations with several young adults who I met for the first time.  All of them had recently graduated from college; for at least one that included graduate school.  They all … Continue reading

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Throw The Charlatans Out

Today is going to be basically a rant day.  It will be political, redundant and unfortunately unproductive, at least in the near term.  Last Saturday night and into Sunday morning the Raleigh area experienced some high winds; not a tornado … Continue reading

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The American Right’s No Go Zone

I guess you could go back to Joe McCarthy – possible further back – but its modern manifestation seems to have started with Ronald Reagan’s trickledown economics; the idea that if we only lower the taxes for those who already … 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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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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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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Blame The Victims

The Republicans are at it again; or should I say still?  They are blaming the victims with a subtle touch of implied racism thrown in.

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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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Progressive Popularism

George W. Bush famously scammed America with his Compassionate Conservatism.  It turned out to be misguided governance cloaked as conservatism.  If there was compassion for anyone other than his friends and financiers I see didn’t see it!  What I am … Continue reading

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Rambling For A Holiday Weekend

It’s going to be one of those rare rambling days for me.  There have been a few thoughts on my mind that I need to get out and none of them are fodder for a complete article.  If you were … Continue reading

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