Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Rand Runs Like A Republican

About a year ago a friend, whose political opinions I respect, suggested that Rand Paul would be the 2016 Republican Presidential candidate.  While we both acknowledged it was too early to predict with any degree of certainty, I felt Chris … Continue reading

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Corporate Personhood Should Equal Personal Responsibility

Two recent Supreme Court ruling, (Citizens United and Hobby Lobby), appear to reinforce the concept of corporate personhood.  (Which brings to mind an interesting set of questions: Is a corporation “conceived” when one of its founders thinks about forming it?  … 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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Here’s Why

One of the questions, that on the surface appears to be perplexing, about the Republicans is that if they really hate government so much, why do they want to control it.  In his first inaugural address Ronald Reagan stated, “Government … Continue reading

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Politics Without Purity

As I write this article it appears the United States is about to enter into direct talks with Iran about some sort of cooperative effort to prop up the Iraqi government.  There is a saying that politics makes strange bedfellows; … Continue reading

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70 Years Ago Today

Seventy years ago today, well over 160,000 allied troops stormed the beaches of Europe in what proved to be the beginning of the end for the axis powers and preserved the American way of life. I speak of D-Day. If … Continue reading

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Silence The Majority

Moral Monday protests are scheduled to resume today in Raleigh.  The Republican dominated North Carolina General Assembly began its short session last Wednesday.  Faced with a budget shortfall of nearly a half-billion dollars because of an ill conceived tax package … Continue reading

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Really, Rick?

On March 14th the Washington Post published an opinion piece by veteran Republican consultant and operative Ed Rodgers entitled, Rick Perry deserves a second look.  My first reaction was, “Really?”  My second reaction was, “Can a major American political party … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Nathan Deal

Several Governors are not acting in the best interest of the vast majority of their state’s citizens.  Many of their misdeeds have been cited here and more than one is a denizen of Harry’s Hell.  Today we highlight the sins … Continue reading

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An Adult Ruling On Handguns

Monday, without comment, the Supreme Court refused to hear three gun rights cases letting lower court rulings stand.  This was generally seen as a blow to the NRA and gun rights advocates.  While it certainly cannot be seen as a … Continue reading

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