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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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Another Fool Revealed

Tuesday night I listened to the President Obama’s State of the Union address.  At its conclusion I walked my dogs while collecting my thoughts.  Then I sat down and wrote an article about it, publishing it in time for my … Continue reading

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Saved By The Saudis ?

Main Street Americans have long been skeptical of the Saudis to varying degrees.  As they do with everything they don’t understand, the extreme right actually hates them demonizing their religion.  Most Americans acknowledge our basic ignorance of Islam without transforming … Continue reading

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2014 A Year In Review

Today is New Year’s Eve and time to review the year we are saying goodbye to at midnight.  Like most yearend articles I am writing this a few days ahead of time but the jury is in and the verdict … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: John Kasich And Scott Walker

The main reasons I lumped John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin together are that neither can win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, both are mid-western governors from the Rat Pack class of 2010, and both will be … Continue reading

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To Thine Own Self Be True

A few days ago a friend sent me a link to a speech Senator Chuck Schumer gave to the National Press Club.  The New York Democrat’s subject was an analysis of the mid-term and how Democrats should move forward.  Schumer’s … Continue reading

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Self Denial = Political Defeat

Democrats should have learned this lesson from the 2000 Presidential campaign.  They didn’t.  I should have seen it coming.  I didn’t.  Here is the biggest controllable take away from the drubbing Democrats received this mid-term: you are what you are … 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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The Endorsement Of Sarah Crawford

Today’s endorsement is going to break some ground and is the most personal I have ever written for this site.  Of the 13 prior endorsed candidates for 2014, I only know one personally and that is limited to a couple … Continue reading

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Battleground Lies

The playground taunt, “I know you are but what am I?” comes to mind almost every day lately when I empty my Post Office box and out comes another glossy mailer from the North Carolina Republican Party on the behalf … Continue reading

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