Tag Archives: Lyndon Johnson

The Enshrinement Of Thurgood Marshall

It has been over a year since I inducted someone into the Progressive Hall of Fame.  It is not something that is done lightly or under the pressure of time constraint.  The theme of this man’s life could have been: … Continue reading

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Bad News Sells

Twice in as many weeks Paul Krugman proved his brilliance in the New York Times.  Friday’s online edition featured his op-ed entitled, Secret Deficit Lovers.  The opening line, “What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?” provoked … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today

It was the afternoon of November 22nd, 1963.  I had just taken my seat in Mrs. Lewandowski’s sixth grade class at Pine Hill Elementary School in Cheektowaga, New York.  The well behaved class was settling down, having just returned from … Continue reading

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Validated

The dominant story in the news this week is the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in the health care matter.   I will not get into the legal matters in depth here because that cannot be handled well in a brief … Continue reading

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1000 Words

There is an old adage that says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”  It seems to have originated in a December 1921 article by Frank R. Barnard in the trade publication Printer’s Ink, which was advocating the use of … Continue reading

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It Takes A Thief

I’m showing my age again but an Indiana court verdict last week reminded me of an old English proverb I learned because of the late 60’s television show, It Takes a Thief, starring a then young Robert Wagner.  The adage … Continue reading

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Obama – Back To The Future

A few months ago I had the opportunity to have a casual chat with a small group of Teamsters.  I made the statements that about a hundred years ago we all would have probably been Republicans.  That remark was met … Continue reading

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Happy Birthdays

August 4th is a red letter day for me every year.  It is currently the birthday of the most important person in America, President Barack Obama, and always the birthday of the most important person in my life, my wife.  … Continue reading

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Do The Right Thing For The Wrong Reason

President Obama’s negotiating style has proven to be the most frustrating part of his presidency for most progressives.  Also rumor is by its very definition not fact or truth.  It has the potential to be both, but is not at … Continue reading

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Where Is The Problem?

Much has been written lately about voter suppression.  If you don’t believe that it is just a Republican strategy; simply examine the states that have enacted this type of legislation thus far in 2011 and explain why their legislatures are … Continue reading

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