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The Issue Is The Right To Vote

I, and the majority of Americans, feel there needs to be a path to citizenship in any comprehensive immigration reform.  It is that very issue of citizenship that is the true stumbling block that is preventing said reform from becoming … Continue reading

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A Beginning

Last week Walmart – America’s largest private employer – announced it would be giving some 500,000 of its employees a raise in April and most of them could expect another a year from now.  The raises will be far short … 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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A Conservative Case For Incresing The Minimum Wage

At the risk of an oxymoron, sometimes I try to think like the modern day Americans who call themselves conservatives, but really aren’t.  True conservatism is a legitimate political and economic philosophy; albeit one I often disagree with.  Most of … 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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Bad News Sells

Twice in as many weeks Paul Krugman proved his brilliance in the New York Times.  Friday’s online edition featured his op-ed entitled, Secret Deficit Lovers.  The opening line, “What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?” provoked … Continue reading

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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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