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An Evening With Bernie

Most American’s only see U.S. Senators on television.  In a period of 8 days I saw two sitting Senators live.  I actually had a brief personal conversation with one.  Wednesday night I was privileged to be part of a group … Continue reading

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The Ryan Recycle

Last week Wisconsin Republican Representative and failed Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan announced his anti-poverty plan.  While it wasn’t exactly the Ryan Plan 4.1, (I hope I’ve kept accurate track of the various and almost identical versions), it was just … Continue reading

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More Than Just A Phone

Describing me as a geek certainly has some accuracy to it; a techno-geek I’m not.  Wednesday Amazon unveiled its new Fire Phone.  I happened to be spending the afternoon with one of my most tech savvy friends and he was … Continue reading

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Minimum Economic Comprehension

The Republicans have a universal cure for all economic aliments: lower taxes and reduce regulations.  Part of that mantra is the elimination of the minimum wage.  Make no mistake about it; they are not satisfied with thwarting any attempts to … Continue reading

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Two Death Chambers In One Congress

It started in the 112th Congress and has gotten worse in the 113th.  Congress has become almost totally dysfunctional because the two chambers do not agree.  Much is made, and rightfully so, of the battle between Democrats and Republicans.  Of … Continue reading

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Same Agenda – Different Tactic

For nearly eighty years the Republican Party has fought Social Security.  For nearly fifty years they have fought Medicare and Medicaid.  Considering that I am in the sixth decade of my life, I anticipate that they will be fighting Obamacare … Continue reading

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What Some Of Us Think We Know

The other day I ran across a piece Dana Milbank had written for the Washington Post which was published on August 27th.  It was entitled Embracing misinformation on Obama.  Coupling this with some personal experiences my conclusion is that what … Continue reading

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What Can I Do?

The biggest economic problem facing America today is unemployment.  It is certainly not the deficit/national debt, taxes or government regulation as the Republicans so ineptly try to portray.  If we get back to full employment many other economic problems are … Continue reading

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The Unseen American

Wow!  Like millions of other progressives I tuned into the Ed Show on MSNBC on Wednesday night.  I tend to be a bit cynical and anticipated that the hype would exceed reality; that the show would be, to put it … Continue reading

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Are You Serious?

Taking a cursory glance at the Ryan Plan 3.0 I am reminded of the first retort my youngest grandchild learned, “Are you serious?”  It was cute, we all laughed and Olivia repeated it a time or two to get more … Continue reading

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