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A Dangerous Idea


Those who live in the world of ideas like to think ideas have consequences. A dangerous idea is being promulgated which could have very unpleasant consequences in November. This is the idea that should President Obama lose his reelection bid

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Posted in Politics, Presidency, Race and Politics, Racism

Facts and Elections


My first reaction to the selection of Paul Ryan as Vice-Presidential nominee was similar to the views of many others. Ryan is a policy wonk and we can now have a serious national discussion about entitlements. While there are many

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Posted in Elections, Politics, Presidency

It Ain’t Luck


In every business transaction, we evaluate the capabilities of the people providing the service. Each mechanic, plumber, barber, hair stylist, doctor, lawyer or even movie “Indian Chief” is evaluated. We go back to, or “re-hire” the good ones and stop

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Posted in Economy, Elections, History, Jobs, Leadership, Presidency

Thoughts on 2012


Some thoughts on where we are and the coming political campaign: The United States The U.S. is still in a slowdown. More layoffs are happening and the “softer” unemployment numbers (like retirees) are growing. This will continue to dampen spending

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Posted in Elections, Politics, Presidency, Uncategorized

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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Obama and Jobs


The June, 2011 job figures showed very weak job creation and the unemployment rate is now at 9.2%. Another, more comprehensive measure (called U6) is now at 16.2%. There are two axioms about the President and the economy. First, the public

Posted in Economy, Elections, Energy, Environment, Jobs, Presidency
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