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The Next American Revolution

February 27th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Next American Revolution · Economics, Health Care, Media, Politics, wars and militarism

It is time for all Americans to stop what they are doing and think about the future. Your future has already been mapped out for you by a relatively small percentage of Americans, who want to eliminate the middle class. The Neoconservatives, on a mission for the very wealthy and huge international corporations, have the […]

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Do Americans Really Want Health Care Reform?

February 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Do Americans Really Want Health Care Reform? · Health Care, Politics

We have spent an entire year listening to politicians talk about health care, argue health care, debate health care and even do their best to obstruct health care. When Senator John McCain and then Senator Barack Obama were campaigning on the issue of health care 76%, over three-quarters of all Americans surveyed said that they […]

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The Grim State of the Nation

February 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Grim State of the Nation · Culture, Economics, energy, Health Care, jobs, Politics

As we are about to enter the third month of 2010, the nation is in its worst financial and economic condition since, perhaps, 1939. We have large-scale unemployment, foreclosures, bankruptcies, homelessness, hunger, lack of living essentials, and many working families with huge credit card debt. The Neoconservative Republicans who control the Republican Party, have decided […]

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Health Industry Greed and Democratic Reform

February 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off on Health Industry Greed and Democratic Reform · Economics, Health Care, Politics

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…. Yes, indeed. It was the best of times for the health care industry in 2009. And the worst of times for their customers. And it continues in 2010. Let’s get right to it. Wellpoint, UnitedHealth Group, Cigna, Aetna and Humana…the top five health […]

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Beck at CPAC: Libertarian…maybe; Populist…definitely not!

February 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Beck at CPAC: Libertarian…maybe; Populist…definitely not! · Politics

Glenn Beck made a splendid keynote speech at the CPAC Conference. He was in rare form as are many speakers with great imagination who place no importance on the veracity of their words. He did, however, do something unusual and to some probably dramatic, although not impressive to those who have beaten addictions. It is […]

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CPAC Conference: Armey Firing Blanks

February 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on CPAC Conference: Armey Firing Blanks · Politics

Dick Armey gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference yesterday. He walked in wearing a cowboy hat. He was ready to take aim and fire at the Obama Administration. Unfortunately, he was firing blanks. Almost every word that came out of his mouth was a complete fabrication. Not only did he, frankly, lie […]

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The Neoconservative Republican Agenda Is Quite Simple. Lie and Lie Again.

February 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Neoconservative Republican Agenda Is Quite Simple. Lie and Lie Again. · Politics

In the cool, rarefied air of Senate multi-millionaires it may be possible to conduct policy discussions with great civility. At least on the non-producing Democratic side. On the other side, the Neocon Obstructionist Party smiles, makes sarcastic comments in the legislative chamber and then votes against everything. No exaggeration. They have voted against everything by […]

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Who Is Going to Pay the National Debt?

February 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Who Is Going to Pay the National Debt? · Economics, Politics

There was a wonderful line once in an old movie. A very savvy and skilled old billiards player, a hustler, was about to take the money from a slick and smart-alecky young man who had just ridden into town. And as the hustler chalked his cue stick, and leaned over the table to take his […]

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Budget Crisis Commission: Coming for Your Social Security and Medicare

February 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Economics, Politics

In Washington today, a whole hall full of white-shirts and rimless glasses sat at attention while the gurus of fiscal policy told us that we need to cut our biggest areas of expenditure—Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid—in order to save us from disaster that they make sound worse than the Spanish Inquisition. The Peterson-Pew Budget […]

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How to Tell the Neocons Without a Scorecard: Rep. Judy Biggert.

February 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on How to Tell the Neocons Without a Scorecard: Rep. Judy Biggert. · Health Care, Politics

We have a huge problem in this country. It is a problem of recognizing what kinds of people our politicians really are. Are they moderate or are they conservative? A man climbs into a pickup truck and merges images of Jack Kennedy with his own. Suddenly he is a moderate. He goes to Washington as […]

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The Economy Is In Big Trouble—Part II, Our Diminished Future.

February 12th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Economy Is In Big Trouble—Part II, Our Diminished Future. · Economics, Politics

To understand your life in the future, you must understand that what happened in the last 8 years, particularly in the last year of the Bush Administration, as described in Part I, is irreversible. We cannot go back and sue all those Tom DeLays or Dick Cheneys, or even whatever number of Democrats joined in […]

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The American Economy In Big Trouble–Part I, Background

February 11th, 2010 · Comments Off on The American Economy In Big Trouble–Part I, Background · Economics, Politics

A little history. In 2000, George W. Bush was elected President of the United States and took over in January 2001. Within days of taking office, Richard Cheney had already held a meeting concerning energy, which to an oilman means oil. He had a meeting on drilling for oil. Not here in the United States, […]

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Are Neoconservatives Making Us a Laughing Stock Around the World?

February 9th, 2010 · Comments Off on Are Neoconservatives Making Us a Laughing Stock Around the World? · Health Care, Politics

I am sure that Senator Mitch McConnell, whom some pundit called, I believe, a “turtle-hybrid” recently feels that he has accomplished quite a bit for his Party this last year. The Neoconservatives, despite repeated and repeated and frustratingly, boringly repeated efforts by the President to have them join in, be part of the government of […]

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The Dangerous State of Our Legal System

February 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Dangerous State of Our Legal System · Courts and the Law, Politics

When Barack Obama became our 44th President, we thought that things would begin to change. And they have. But not much. Yet some people might still say that these things take time and we will gradually get back to normal. That may not happen. And if it does not happen, you are not safe. Not […]

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The Supreme Court Disgracefully Wrong on Freedom of Speech

February 6th, 2010 · Comments Off on The Supreme Court Disgracefully Wrong on Freedom of Speech · Courts and the Law, Politics

Many people, on both sides of the political spectrum understand the implications of the recent Supreme Court ruling that says that corporations may basically act as if they are individuals when it comes to political “speech.” They refer to the transfer of a dollar or a billion dollars, which they regard, stupidly…yes, stupidly…as the same […]

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