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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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Unionish

The most interesting vote to take place in America in 2014 may well occur this week.  It won’t happen on a Tuesday and neither Republicans nor Democrats will be on the ballot.  Wednesday through Friday the National Labor Relations Board … Continue reading

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A Not So Truism

Today is going to be another rant day.  One of the things that really drives me up the wall is when I hear intelligent, educated, reasonably well informed people say that private industry can always do things better than the … Continue reading

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Leading Off

5pm Monday marked the return of Ed Schultz to MSNBC’s leadoff spot in its evening lineup of political commentary shows.  Ed is a progressive with a major emphasis on labor and social issues.  The issues that one of my political … 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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Only A Fool Was Surprised

Late yesterday afternoon a news flash came across my BlackBerry informing me that the city of Detroit had filed for bankruptcy protection.  Sad as the event was, I found it all too predictable.  This was just part of the master … Continue reading

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