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Illustrating The Difference

In keeping with my hypostasis that 2016 will be a turnout election, one of the things I find most frustrating are the people who say they didn’t bother to vote because all politicians are the same, (and they are not … Continue reading

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Bad Government Is Hazardous To Your Health

Driven by their extreme right, many things the Republican Party does are seriously detrimental to America.  Their latest obsession is to defund Planned Parenthood in an effort to terminate its existence.  The simple bottom line is that would be bad … Continue reading

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Same Malarkey; Different Candidiate

I expect the next President to be the Democratic nominee, but if a Republican wins in November of 2016 his name will either be Bush or Kasich.  When insanity comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth, (and little else does), it … Continue reading

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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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