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The Crimean Players

In January of 2014 if 1% of Americans could have found Crimea on a map it would have astounded me.  Fast forward to today and it is part of the watercooler conversation.  The world is confused as to what is … 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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Clean And Green?

One of the problems with being a progressive is that the first time you hear a piece of right wing rhetoric it throws you.  It is usually untrue and often defies logic, but you hate to challenge someone when you … Continue reading

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Fatal Futility

George W. Bush did a lot of stupid things when he was President; it came naturally to him.  In my mind number 1 on that list was the military incursion into Iraq.  Over the weekend the world saw proof of … Continue reading

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Of North And South

When talking in terms of the continental United States it is difficult to get much further north than the Northwest corner of North Dakota.  When you talk in terms of Arkansas you are well into the South.  In 2013 both … Continue reading

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Hidden In The Apparent Insanity

I have long felt that the thinnest line is the one between insanity and genius.  Remember genius can be diabolical.  The radical right of the Tea Party/Republican coalition is so obsessed with their dangerous agenda that they will use every … Continue reading

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Apples And Oranges In The Other Guy’s Orchard

The best friends of a disinformation campaign are repetition and massive dissemination.  No industry on earth has more of the resources needed to execute a disinformation campaign than the energy industry and they prove it every day.

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Tournament Politics

Super Tuesday really gave us more of the same despite some drama.  With nine of the ten states either called or close enough to draw conclusions Mitt Romney remains the man to beat and nobody was able to do that … Continue reading

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Life’s Odd Juxtapositions

Thursday morning started like most, I was going through my morning routine which includes checking my e-mail and perusing the Washington Post.  I read Dan Morse’s article, Bombs targeting Shiites kill at least 72 in Iraq, and read an e-mail … Continue reading

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The Not So Great Eight

What is the difference between Republicans in the United States Senate and on the campus of Dartmouth College when it comes to creating jobs and helping the economy?  The answer is there is none.  In the Senate every Republican Senator … Continue reading

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