Tag Archives: Ronald Reagan

Kicking The Roads To The Ashcan

American governmental units, particularly the Congress, are often legitimately criticized for kicking the can down the road.  Rather than take the often politically risky but prudent move of address a problem head on; after much debate, handwringing and sanctimonious rhetoric … Continue reading

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Denial To Exacerbation

A long time ago I learned that the first step in solving a problem is realizing it exists.  If you just stop and think about it for a second that makes a lot of sense.  Well, the Republicans in the … Continue reading

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4 Decades Later A Still Broken System

The biggest thing that happened last week didn’t happen last week.  It happened 40 years ago last week.  On April 30, 1975 the United States left Viet Nam.  The Viet Nam War, as we Americans refer to it, changed America … Continue reading

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Radicals In OK City

The challenge with a column like this is not finding something to write about.  Quite the contrary it is finding the resources to write about everything that I’d like to.  Today’s posting is a prime example.  I became aware of … Continue reading

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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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