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Where Does Treason Begin?

The question on my mind is where does partisanship cross over into treason?  I’m not sure I’m going to answer that today, but in the wake of an open letter signed by 47 Republican members of the United States Senate … Continue reading

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A Beginning

Last week Walmart – America’s largest private employer – announced it would be giving some 500,000 of its employees a raise in April and most of them could expect another a year from now.  The raises will be far short … 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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Insanity?

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  That quote is generally attributed to Albert Einstein and is accepted by most Americans apparently with the notable exception of the Republicans in … Continue reading

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Foreign Invasion

What if a foreign corporation tried to seize your land?  That was the title of an editorial my friend Gary Cunard published last Thursday in my local newspaper, The Franklin Times.  The editorial was though provoking and dovetails with one … Continue reading

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Your Tax Dollars At “Work”

After 43 votes, 40 of them amendments and two procedural, the Senate finally approved S1, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act, by a vote of 62-36-2 on Thursday.  The bill will now go to conference committee to be reconciled with HR … 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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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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