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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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Ed Puts It In Reverse

Wednesday MSNBC host Ed Schultz reversed his position and came out in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.  That either proves what examining the facts will do or he was playing devil’s advocate all along.  We may never know.

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A Useful Lie

A guiding principle of today’s Republican Party is to never let the truth get in the way of a good talking point.  This principle is reflected in their 24/7 cable news spin machine, a/k/a Fox News, whose motto may as … Continue reading

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Unionish

The most interesting vote to take place in America in 2014 may well occur this week.  It won’t happen on a Tuesday and neither Republicans nor Democrats will be on the ballot.  Wednesday through Friday the National Labor Relations Board … Continue reading

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Republican “Concern” For The Unemployed

The political outrage of last week occurred Thursday and the most chilling aspect of it is that it happened in the Senate – the supposedly sane chamber of Congress.  A bill to reinstate long-term unemployment benefits was successfully filibustered by … Continue reading

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A Display Of Economic Ignorance

I have long accused the right wing of economic ignorance.  This week they displayed it again.  The only question is whether it was willful or not. 

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The Kitchen Table Address

Last night President Obama delivered his sixth State of The Union Address during which he challenged and warned the Congress while mainly speaking directly to the American people.  The speech lasted about an hour, the first forty-five minutes of which … Continue reading

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How Long Will People Be Fooled?

One of the most frustrating aspects of being a Democrat is seeing people vote against their self-interests.  Tuesday’s actions in the Senate presented two more examples of Republicans voting against the interests of most of their constituents.  The really bad … Continue reading

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Forecasting 2014

Today is New Year’s Day and I will take my annual look into my not so clear crystal ball and predict the five biggest political stories of 2014. 

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The Darkness

Christmas is often viewed as essentially a three day holiday: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  When the sun went down the 2013 version was spent in literal darkness by hundreds of thousands of Americans.  There is a solution … Continue reading

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