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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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Hog Identification

Earlier this week Republican Representative Lisa Lyons stood on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives and, in reference to teachers uttered the old saw, “Pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered.”  The reference is to the sin of … Continue reading

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