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Higher Education In The U.S.

With the verdict in on Penn State’s Sandusky, the University-commissioned independent report (written by a committee headed by former FBI Director Louis Freeh ) dropped the hammer on the University and football program administrations. The NCAA then stepped in with its verdict … Continue reading

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Today’s Chart: Federal Spending Growth

Once again, what we have known for years gets distilled into a nice graph:  the party which runs on smaller government chooses Presidential candidates who in turn consistently grow the federal budget by wide margins versus the party of so-called “tax … Continue reading

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I’m Not A Birther, But I PLay One In Office

What can I say to this: Republicans say they have an emergency battle plan in place to make sure Arizona doesn’t end up in President Obama’s win column in November. Could it be this? The man in charge of running … Continue reading

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Too Much Money To Spend In A Lifetime

Billionaire Joe Ricketts has a plan to assassinate the character of the sitting United States President for personal gain. I know it is for personal gain because replacing Barack Obama with Mitt Romney helps very few people in this nation … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

A message to all those newly come to politics in the U.S. about how the two major political parties work: First, the republicans destroy everything they can get their hands on Things get so dire that the voting public decides … Continue reading

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Middle America At Its Worst

When I lived in and near Rogers Park in Chicago I visited a place called the Heartland Cafe, a tree-hugging cafe with drinks and live entertainment. Many years later I came across the Heartland Institute, also in Chicago, and thought … Continue reading

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History Teaches Us Nothing

Even during G. W. Bush’s lame-duck session the republicans (with an enabling media) began shoving his Administration down the memory hole. It did not start with that uniquely horrific Presidency, of course. For instance, do you know that Reagan ballooned the deficit … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two (And A Half) Stories

The news cycle chewed over the General Services Administration scandal (duly investigated by the republican clowns in Congress) on the heels of the Secret Service’s Two-For-One debacle in Cartagena, Columbia (which overshadowed the Summit of the Americas altogether). The stories … Continue reading

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Water’s Edge

A group of Summit of the Americas advance team members from the military and the Secret Service were replaced just prior to the Arrival of Obama in Columbia. It seems there was some drinking and whoring going on. Part of … Continue reading

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The Feel-Good Video Of The Week

Seeing the video really helps, but here’s the text: Stephon stood just a few feet away from Barack Obama. The president, busy shaking hands, looked right at him. “It was like he was waiting for me to say something,” he said later.So … Continue reading

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