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Now is the Time


Many people would like to see a certain woman run for President against Barack Obama. No, not Sarah Palin … Hillary Clinton. One of the earliest articles about Hillary opposing Obama in the Democratic primaries was published in Salon on

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Posted in Elections, Politics, Presidency

2012 Long Shot?


“There is a special providence for drunkards, fools, and the United States of America.” attributed to Otto Von Bismarck   With the withdrawal of Tim Pawlenty from the Republican Presidential race, the weeding out process begins. One candidate still barely

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Posted in Politics, Presidency

Budget Vaporware


Actual products have virtues and faults. Promised products are perfect. In the computer industry, machinery (hardware) and programs (software), as delivered, are real. Promised products (Vaporware) are full of air until they become actual products. A few decades ago, vaporware

Posted in Elections, Government, Politics

Enough


Quotes from Edmund Burke “There is, however, a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.” “It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the publick to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Observations

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Posted in Contest of Ideas, culture wars, Politics, Religion

The Jilted Voter


The “Tea Party” voters are people who have been jilted by one of America’s major political parties and never felt wanted, or at home, in the other party. They largely overlap the “Reagan Democrats” but became more frustrated as they

Posted in Blue-collar, culture wars, education, Environment, Politics, Racism, Tea Party

Who, Indeed


In a recent Washington Post column, Richard Cohen asks intriguing questions about President Obama, “Who is this guy? What are his core beliefs? “Unfortunately, too many people are now asking these questions. But, it might be a little late. The

Posted in Contest of Ideas, Leadership, Media, Politics

Archie and the Pharisees


Archie Bunker, of All in the Family could go down as the most damaging fictional character in American history. Before Archie, the image of the working family was, in part tied to G.I. Joe and Rosie the riveter. These people

Posted in Government Programs, Politics, Racism
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