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|IRS Should Flag “Tea Party” and “Progressive” Too
Of course, when we consider the so-called ‘IRS scandal,’ we should all agree that no applicant for federal tax exemption should be treated differently than another based on their disparate ...
|A Wall Street ‘Too Big for Trial’
“I’m really concerned that ‘too big to fail’ has become ‘too big for trial.’” Last Thursday, newly elected Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren grilled bank regulators during her ...
|Unrepresentative Democracy − The House of Representatives and the American Vote Not Represented
“The American people chose divided government.” Well, that’s yet another ‘half truth’ from failed Vice Presidential candidate, Paul Ryan. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, ...
|The Extreme Moderate – The President Obama Not Invented
“Obama is a socialist!” No, I certainly don’t think so, but my quotation marks might imply that someone else said so. But, of course, many people have said so. Sarah Palin recently said so ...
|The Arc of History is Bending Toward Justice – A “Tipping Point” for Gay Rights
“The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice.” Those iconic words were first spoken by Martin Luther King, Jr. and they have been repeated by President Barack Obama. On ...
|Shared Pain – Including Everyone in the “Grand Bargain”
If he was alive today and paying even modest attention to the American budget and debt melodrama, Winston Churchill, the iconic and quotable former British Prime Minister, would likely add some ...
|The Party of Patriotism and Secession?
“Love for or devotion to one’s country.” That’s the simple and short definition of “patriotism” found in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. So, here’s my question, “is it possible to ...
|That’s How Close ‘Citizens United’ is ― Some Supreme Court Predictions
“That’s how close Roe v. Wade is,” declared Vice President Joe Biden during his October 11th debate with Congressman Paul Ryan. He preceded that warning with the prediction that “ the next ...
|A Little Homestretch Inspiration From Our Guy’s Younger Self
I’m a bit of a sucker for inspirational words, and even more so when they are presented through a captivating and powerful speech. Like many Americans, I had goosebumps by the time a then-obscure ...
|A Second Chance at 1896
The country was mired in one of the worst economic periods in its history and it was on the verge of an increasingly pivotal and momentous election. Americans were polarized and each of the two ...
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