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Are We Somewhat At Fault?

Not a lot of good has come out of the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri.  Mainly it has been a story of death, destruction, lost business and taxpayer dollars spent accomplishing little.  I was born in a big city.  My … Continue reading

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The Ryan Recycle

Last week Wisconsin Republican Representative and failed Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan announced his anti-poverty plan.  While it wasn’t exactly the Ryan Plan 4.1, (I hope I’ve kept accurate track of the various and almost identical versions), it was just … Continue reading

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Kicking The Can Down The Highway

Congress is slated to take the month of August off which leaves just a few days to take care of any pressing business.  The Highway Trust Fund, which completely or substantially funds most major road projects in this country, is … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Bruce Braley

It would be easy to justify endorsing Bruce Braley for the United States Senate in Iowa simply because his Republican opponent is dangerous and out of touch.  Then you look at his record, particularly his four terms in the House … 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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More Than Just A Phone

Describing me as a geek certainly has some accuracy to it; a techno-geek I’m not.  Wednesday Amazon unveiled its new Fire Phone.  I happened to be spending the afternoon with one of my most tech savvy friends and he was … Continue reading

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America’s Forgotten Millions

Extended unemployment compensation benefits expired on December 28, 2013.  There was a huge outcry from members of Congress, (who were the ones that failed to extend the compensation benefits), and pledges that it would be the first order of business … 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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Roadmap To A Republican Revival

Potentially the most significant event in world politics last week occurred in India.  India is the world’s largest democracy with a population of about 1 billion people.  It is one of the world’s largest emerging economies and therein lies the … Continue reading

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The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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