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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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What Are You Going To Do With It?

I remember a game from early in my coaching career.  We had an average high school team and were playing one of the best teams in the state.  We should get blown off the floor.  About halfway through the first … Continue reading

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Consequences

Actions have consequences and they often take time to blossom.  During the George W. Bush administration America invaded and subsequently occupied Iraq.  The invasion was based on several false premises.  One was that Iraq was fostering terrorism.  While that wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Company You Choose To Keep

Wednesday morning Ed O’Keefe’s article entitled, Jeb Bush: ‘I love my father and my brother…but I am my own man’ was published in the Washington Post.  The quote contained in the title was an excerpt from the speech Bush planned … Continue reading

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A Point OF View Worth Considering

I’m certain I don’t differ much from most Westerners in my view of ISIS.  I think they are basically a bunch of crazy, inhumane terrorists.  After reading Graeme Wood’s recent article in The Atlantic entitled, What ISIS Really Wants, I … Continue reading

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We Share The Air

Don’t let the headline deceive you; this is not an environmental article.  As serious as that problem may be, (and it is very serious), today’s subject is of more immediate danger and has existed for a lot longer time. 

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Scoreboard!

If you didn’t watch the State of the Union address until the end you missed the most exciting part.  At the 57 minute mark of a one hour speech the President delivered an ad lib that became an instant classic! 

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Obama’s To Do List Addition For Future Progressives

Last Friday President Obama hit the road in an effort to prevue his State of the Union address and build public support for it.  Even the most powerful man in the world can’t control the news cycle.  The world’s attention … Continue reading

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Put Your Ears On

I think all of us can remember back to our childhood when a teacher told us to put our ears on, (probably soon after they told us to put on our thinking cap).  Wednesday’s big breaking news was the terrorist … Continue reading

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Forecasting 2015

Well if you are reading this article it means you and at least my work made it into 2015.  Tradition dictates that I gaze into my somewhat foggy crystal ball and predict what I think will be the five biggest … Continue reading

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