Tag Archives: Great Recession

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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The Endorsement Of Jeff Merkley

For my foreign readers, America is an Eastern Time Zone oriented country.  That is the time zone where Washington, D.C. and New York City are located along with a host of other major population centers.  The continental United States, (a/k/a, … Continue reading

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Political Terrorists

Seldom does one occurrence have you thinking in several different directions simultaneously.  Tuesday night I experienced that type of event.  I was in a meeting when my BlackBerry went off alerting me to the fact that Republican House Majority Leader … Continue reading

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Job Creators

Republicans love to talk about job creators.  They constantly rail that we need to cut taxes for the wealthiest because they are the ones who create jobs.  Then they give lip service to small business, again in their job creating … 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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Republican “Concern” For The Unemployed

The political outrage of last week occurred Thursday and the most chilling aspect of it is that it happened in the Senate – the supposedly sane chamber of Congress.  A bill to reinstate long-term unemployment benefits was successfully filibustered by … Continue reading

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The Darkness

Christmas is often viewed as essentially a three day holiday: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  When the sun went down the 2013 version was spent in literal darkness by hundreds of thousands of Americans.  There is a solution … Continue reading

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Who Has Recovered

Inequity in America is a subject on which books have been written, (I recommend the works of Joseph Stiglitz and Chris Hayes), and for me it should be the subject of an essay, not just an article.  However, something happened … Continue reading

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Get Out Of The Way

Thomas Paine is credited with originally penning the phrase, “Lead, follow or get out of the way,” in the 18th Century.  That advice would be well heeded by the Senate Republicans in today’s 113th Congress.  They are incapable of leading, … Continue reading

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