Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Throw The Charlatans Out

Today is going to be basically a rant day.  It will be political, redundant and unfortunately unproductive, at least in the near term.  Last Saturday night and into Sunday morning the Raleigh area experienced some high winds; not a tornado … Continue reading

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Peaking Too Soon

With the college basketball season nearing its end I am forced to recall a lesson I learned as a young coach: you want your team to be playing its best basketball just before the post-season.  Those are the games that … Continue reading

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An Incomplete Thought

Today I want to ponder a “What if” question.  What if the President was elected to a single eight year term versus a four year term with the possibility of winning a second four year term?  If you make my … Continue reading

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The American Right’s No Go Zone

I guess you could go back to Joe McCarthy – possible further back – but its modern manifestation seems to have started with Ronald Reagan’s trickledown economics; the idea that if we only lower the taxes for those who already … Continue reading

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Hidden Agenda Or Just Plain Stupid?

The 114th Congress came into session on Tuesday January 6th.  It didn’t take long for it to pass its first harmful resolution.  The first order of business was basically roll call.  The next was the election of the Speaker of … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: John Bolton And Donald Trump

Today’s is the first installment in a multi-part series, (number of articles yet to be determined), about the field of candidates that are being discussed as contenders for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.   It is not often that I commence … Continue reading

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What Are Voters Waiting For?

One of the greatest influences on my writing is Paul Krugman.  I make no secret of that and on more than one occasion have suggested that my readers make his op-eds, which appear in the Monday and Friday online editions … Continue reading

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A Terrorist In Conservative Clothing

Tuesday night I watched the second Hagan-Tillis debate.  Much like the first it was substantially a disappointment.  It was mostly a replay of the commercials and mailers that have dominated communications in North Carolina the past few weeks.  Late in … Continue reading

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Voodoo Economics Is A Zombie Lie

Unlike most males I’m not a big fan of horror movies.  The idea of fictional creatures and a lot of gratuitous blood and gore simply never was my idea of what two hours of entertainment should be.  The Republican economic … Continue reading

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It’s Too Confusing; The Hell With It

It’s somewhat difficult to tell just where the Republican voter suppression effort really started, but it has morphed into something that resembles what the Southern Democrats, (who all became Republicans), did back in the Jim Crow Era.  These tactics and … Continue reading

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