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Global Violence

Unlike most Americans I don’t think the world starts at our Atlantic coast and ends at our Pacific coast.  I am actually concerned about the image we project and the rest of the world’s perception of America.  America is much … Continue reading

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The Spoils Of War Have Rottened

Today is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Francis Ferdinand in Sarajevo.  That event is generally credited as the catalyst for World War I.  The war, (or its commencement for that matter), are not what I’m interested … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013 With Roots In 2008

Writing a daily political commentary column has its challenges.  They mainly entail finding the time.  That is why my efforts between April and November of 2012, when I took a fulltime position with the Obama campaign, were sparse.  Generally finding … Continue reading

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The New F Word

I plead guilty; I actually watched CSPAN’s coverage of the Chuck Hagel cloture vote on Thursday.  I wish more Americans did because it was a farce worthy of William Shakespeare.  Republicans filibustered Hagel’s confirmation but went into long and convoluted … Continue reading

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If A Than B

Monday President Obama put forth the name of Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.  What interested me was why and what does that tell us.  Hagel, the former Republican Senator from Nebraska, had been rumored to be in line for … Continue reading

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Johnny’s Last Dance

Don’t let the title of this article deceive you.  Its subject is just what you anticipated – the State of the Union address.  President Obama gave the address to a joint session of Congress with Vice President Joe Biden and … Continue reading

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It’s Knute Rockne, Michele

When you put six people on stage who are devoid of feasible ideas having an intellectually stimulating debate is an unrealistic expectation.  That is exactly what happened Saturday night on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa during … Continue reading

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Between The Softball Game And The Party Game

For those of you who tuned into Fox News at 9 pm Eastern Time last night looking for a Presidential debate and thought a softball game was on your television, you were confused.  Take heart, you were not alone.

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Numbers The GOP Ignores

Every once in a while you hear a statistic that just strikes you; it was that way for me earlier this week when I heard that according to the Census Bureau 46.2 million Americans are living in poverty.

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The Banishment Of Glenn Beck

Some people might say that this is long overdue.  I really didn’t want to do it – it seemed too cheap and too easy.  As his time in the fast lane is about to end I felt Glenn Beck would … Continue reading

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