Tag Archives: Vermont

A Dozen That Need To Go

There are currently 18 states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and have no alternate plans.  Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia are not included in the 18 because they are exploring other options.  In Tennessee’s case I’m being very … Continue reading

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Kiss Your Congressman – Lose Your Job

To hear the Republicans tell it the war on women is a fantasy concocted by the Democrats.  In fact a few have gone so far as to say it is the Democrats who have launched a war on women.  This … Continue reading

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Rumors For A Reason

I make no secret of the fact that I am a big fan of Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders.  It would be fair to say that he is my favorite Senator.  Remember, I am a Democrat because I am a … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise

Last week a story broke that received very little attention but could actually help solve one of America’s larger, but mainly unnoticed problems; the problem of incarceration.  America has the highest incarceration rate in the world at 716 per 100,000 … Continue reading

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Less Than Great Expectations

As part of the agreement that reopened the government and averted breaching the debt ceiling the House and the Senate formed a conference committee to attempt to negotiate a compromise budget bill.  The committee has a deadline of December 13th; … Continue reading

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Do What You Can

The United States has an incarceration problem.  Monday Attorney General Eric Holder took a small, but hopefully impactful, step down the path of solving it. 

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The Best Hope For The Democrats Is The Republicans

Saturday morning I attended a political meeting focused on what needed to be done to achieve Democratic victories in 2014.  Part of the speaker’s presentation focused on the United States Senate.  I would like to combine some of his thoughts … Continue reading

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War On Educational Opportunities

I have repeatedly stated that one of the three pillars supporting the current Republican Party is the promotion of ignorance.  That is simply a more eloquent way of saying a war on public education.  You see the current version of … Continue reading

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Endangered Species

Has the Republican Party gone so far to the right that Republicans are an endangered species in the Northeast?  The answer appears to be yes.  We had another example of that last week when Rhode Island’s independent Governor Lincoln Chafee, … Continue reading

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Ed’s Back – Really

In mid-March when it was abruptly announced that Ed Schultz was leaving his 8pm weeknights timeslot for a weekend gig many feared that MSNBC was effectively putting him out to pasture.  This weekend our fears were confirmed.  What was originally … Continue reading

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