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The return of our captive soldier has created lots of noise -- but most of it is posturing with little rationale and useless chatter

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Obama's decsion to trade five Guantanamo prisoners for one American captive was...

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It is a tough sell, heavily criticized by the jingoists on the right and hawks on the left, but it is the right course for our nation at this time and place.

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Obama's strategy of tough talk and small stick is...

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You would not know it by the personal attacks on the president. The reasons are ugly, and worth exploring.

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Mon Feb 24, 2014 at 08:44 AM PST

Oh...how I pity the young.

by myles spicer

At 81 I would not trade places with the youth of today. Mostly, I just liked when I grew up better than today's world. Read on to see why....

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Given the choice, I would prefer to be...

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It just won't go away -- as conservatives continue to complain that our country's mainstream media treats them and their message unfairly. Only one thing wrong...it isn't true!

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The mainstream media in America is...

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When the right votes against extending unemployment benefits, it tears away the curtain on how they really feel abut the poorest and most needy in our society

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He could have been a hero...instead he turned himself into nothing more than a thief on the run.

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Edward Snowden is a...

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Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 01:30 PM PST

Hey, I'm a kid again!

by myles spicer

As we age, a funny thing happens on our journey -- we regress to our youth, and that's not all bad.

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Sit back, relax, the Obamacare website will soon be running well -- the delay is commonly expected,  the new normal for introducing complex technology.

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Americans love polls. They get plenty of them. But when it comes to rating a president, they are essentially meaningless and actually irrelevant.

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While we discuss the effects of the Obamacare website on our healthcare system, the controversy would better serve us if it brings up larger societal issues.

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They are relentless. They are prolific. They are often inane. They are mostly useless. They scream “urgency”.  And now they are becoming exhausting.

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Re my (proposed) petition to end petitions...

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