Tag Archives: unions

Which Knee?

I’m certain my critics label me a knee jerk liberal.  They think I automatically side with President Obama.  While I normally side with him there are rare occasions when I not only break with him but openly criticize his position. … Continue reading

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Of Ed & Tom

Today is Labor Day.  If you are progressive and pro-union like me, (aren’t the two term mutually inclusive – they should be), this is a day to recognize the labor of American workers.  Collective bargaining is the heart of the … Continue reading

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The Education Gorilla

Political and other stories are filled with 800 pound gorilla references.  The story usually speaks of the 800 pound gorilla in the room that nobody is willing to talk about.  Education often filled that role in politics.  Thus far in … Continue reading

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Unamerican Candidates

One of the most dangerous threats to America is the emergence of the Tea Party as a force in the Republican Party.  America needs a center-right political party and the Republican Party filled that role for decades.  In the aftermath … Continue reading

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Solve Not Campaign And CYA

Thursday I watched bits and pieces of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations’ hearing into the Ebola situation.  It was a shameful waste of time and money among other resources.    

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It’s Not Lack Of Resources, It’s The Unions

As Congress began its final week, (well through Thursday anyway),  before taking five weeks off; on Monday the only significant legislation that appeared certain to pass both chambers and reach the President’s desk was a bill “reforming” the VA.  On … Continue reading

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A Political Ruling Cloaked As Individual Freedom

If anyone thinks I’m done with Hobby Lobby they are sadly mistaken; keep watching this space!  Sadly that was not the only bad decision the Supreme Court rendered as it headed for the exits on Monday.  Today I’d like to … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Ed Markey 2014

Today is a historic day at tellthetruthonthem.com. For the first time I am endorsing the same person for the same Congressional seat two years in a row.  The choice for Bay State voters on November 4th is clear and I … Continue reading

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Another Battleground In The Midwest

Tuesday night Illinois held its primary elections and the Republican contest for Governor was much closer than anyone had anticipated.  There are a few lessons to be taken from it: the influence of money in politics and the future of … Continue reading

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Why Bother?

I don’t bother voting in primaries, I wait for the real election.  Why should I bother to vote?  I’m a Democrat and it’s just Democrats running against Democrats.  I’ll vote for the Democrat in November and then I will have … Continue reading

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