Tag Archives: Great Recession

The Sweetest Of The Sixteen Spots

Tuesday Ohio Governor John Kasich officially declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  His entry brings the field of “name” contenders to 16.  As an old basketball coach that was simply too much temptation and I am compelled … Continue reading

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When You Sleep With Dogs

There is an old saying the modern day version of which goes something like this: “When you sleep with dogs you wake up with fleas.”  The original version is generally attributed to Benjamin Franklin and he was illustrating the consequences … Continue reading

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Sizzle Or Steak?

I encourage people not only to vote but to participate in government.  For a very, very few that means running for office.  For most it means donating to and/or volunteering for a candidate(s), cause or Party.  Another thing citizens need … Continue reading

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Denial To Exacerbation

A long time ago I learned that the first step in solving a problem is realizing it exists.  If you just stop and think about it for a second that makes a lot of sense.  Well, the Republicans in the … Continue reading

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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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