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|Earth to Pelosi and DeLauro: Stop your war on pregnant women
"Politicians are entitled to their own privacy," Barney Frank famously said, "but they are not entitled to their own hypocrisy." For years, we have listened to Republicans lecture us on issues of ...
|Creigh Deeds Tragedy: A Plea from My Heart
Right after the Newtown massacre, my own primary care physician explained his frustration to me during my yearly physical. A highly respected medical professional and Russian emigre, he had seen ...
|FL GOP Rep busted for cocaine possession
Score another one for the family values crowd. It seems Rep Trey Radel (R-FL) was charged this afternoon in DC Superior Court documents with possession of cocaine. He will appear in Court tomorrow. ...
|Santorum hospitalized with gastrointestinal disorder
The news came out today that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum has been hospitalized in South Carolina for what was described as a gastrointestinal disorder and dehydration. He had to ...
|I started on Medicare today....
...my 65th birthday is later this month, so I became firmly entrenched as a proud member of the 47% at midnight, when the Medicare card I received a couple months ago became effective. You bet ...
|Easter at Wal-Mart in NoVa
It's 615am on Easter Morning, and I'm wide awake, bright-eyed and bushy tailed and need to pick up some items for the house and the fridge. It's dark outside, and I put on some sweats and head out ...
|Time for Spring Cleaning.....(people are hungry)
Yesterday, as the temperatures soared into the 60's here in the Nation's Capitol, we took to the open road - life partner, dog, and I. As we headed north along I-270 to the Maryland countryside, we ...
|Thou Shalt Not Steal
Much has been made of the latest Republican scheme to change the winner-take-all electoral college rules in selected blue states while leaving it unchanged in red states. Folks rightly point out ...
|I'm a cold, dead fingers kinda guy....
..who desperately believes there has to be a conversation and an attempt to get both sides talking and - above all - listening. I live in Washington, DC, and do not have or want a gun. But I own ...
|Economic Planning: We did it before....
...and we can do it again. After Pearl Harbor, FDR called in the automakers and told them what had to be done. Within months, they were building tanks. In late 1945, Truman called in other ...
|A Shinseki-type appointment for Commerce Sec?
I think the best appointment President Obama made to his cabinet may be General Eric Ken Shinseki. A highly successful general, who spoke truth to power, maintained his integrity, and paid ...
|Why Republicans are so worried about their future
It goes back to something we were taught in poli sci class in college. Something written by the political scientist V.O. Key about the tides of politics....and the tides of history. 2008 may ...
|For whom will you witness this moment?
More than a million of us are already on the Mall. Hundreds of millions of Americans will watch on TV. Billions will watch around the world. But there are those who never lived to see ...
|Obama's Team is Going to the Super Bowl!
Full disclosure first: I'm from Pittsburgh and I bleed black and gold. There's a terrible towel in my old office, where I still work part-time in semi-retirement. No one dares take it down. And ...
|1/20: Wish My Parents Had Lived to See This Day....
Mom and Dad met at a Young Democrats Dinner in 1937. It was at the St Moritz Hotel in East Liberty, in Pittsburgh. They bought a picture of the people seated at their table at the dinner, taken by a ...
|Stop the Preening and Support Obama
Will Rogers famously joked that he was not a member of any organized political party. He was a Democrat. And we have all watched - in horror and some admiration as Republicans goose-stepped ...
|Remembering Claiborne Pell
Former Rhode Island Senator Claiborne deB. Pell has died at the age of 90. He was a gracious, well-mannered, hard working public servant, and a dear soul. Quirky as all get-out, he was true to ...
|Don't know what to think about Jesse Jr
There's so much going on here....with federal law enforcement officials telling ABC's Brian Ross that he's Candidate Number Five. I've known Ross since 1976 - when he worked in Cleveland - and have ...
|My experience with Eric Shinseki
It is difficult to take the measure of a man in one afternoon, but rarely have I been so impressed with someone as I was the one afternoon I spent several years ago with General Eric K. Shinseki. ...
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