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Mommy, Where Do Jobs Come From?

(324) Comments | Posted January 13, 2012 | 9:30 AM

Yesterday morning, I listened as Romney surrogate Chris Chocola, Club for Growth, repeated the Republican mantra that government doesn't create a single job. Try shutting down our national security apparatus -- defense, homeland security, intelligence, all the support contractors right down to farmers, uniform suppliers, companies making those million dollar...

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Capitalists of America -- Unite! (Why Adam Smith would be marching today)

(315) Comments | Posted October 3, 2011 | 4:24 PM

That's my rallying cry for the protestors on Wall Street, for the millions of citizens who are unemployed, for the anti-government Tea Partiers and for the nation's small business owners and entrepreneurs. It is time to expose the imposters and reclaim capitalism for the American people.

Today, Adam Smith's Wealth...

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Bumper Sticker Broadcasting

(7) Comments | Posted May 14, 2008 | 11:00 AM

Listening to pundits dissect the West Virginia race is making me queasy. Today, a major talking point is the exit polls showing that 50% of voters in that state believe Obama shares the views of Rev. Jeremiah Wright. With astonishment and foreboding, the talking heads titter about his prospects in...

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A 'Fighter' in the White House

(167) Comments | Posted May 8, 2008 | 9:49 AM

If you've been listening to the pundits, the campaign staff and the candidate herself, Hillary's pugilistic display is a prime reason to back her. Surely we want this fighter in the White House. It doesn't matter that the election numbers are overwhelmingly against her. It doesn't matter that party leaders...

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Obama's 'Sister Souljah Moment'

(102) Comments | Posted April 29, 2008 | 10:22 AM

Harken back to June, 1992. Bill Clinton was having trouble with Reagan democrats. Then Sister Souljah, an outspoken rapper and political activist, made some very incendiary comments in a Washington Post interview regarding the horrific LA riots. "If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week...

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Choosing a Leader

(38) Comments | Posted April 18, 2008 | 12:55 AM

As a little girl, my hero was Atticus Finch, the fictional lawyer played by Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird. Most of you know the story. The soft-spoken attorney creates a furor in his small Southern town when he accepts representation of a black man charged with raping a...

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Punished for the Truth

(661) Comments | Posted April 12, 2008 | 11:33 AM

Here are the controversial comments Barack Obama uttered in San Francisco. "You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them...And they fell through the Clinton administration,...

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Newsrooms Revolt!

(592) Comments | Posted March 22, 2008 | 11:48 AM

Profound sadness was my dominant emotion as I watched one of the cable news shows this morning. Two attractive young 'political analysts', a handsome African American and a winsome blonde, (guess their politics), 'illuminated' the presidential race. Vacuous and incendiary were the only modifiers that came to my mind. Whatever...

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Religious Bigotry Across the Board

(212) Comments | Posted March 20, 2008 | 8:37 PM

As happens too often these days, I had to watch the satirical shows on Comedy Central to get the bigger picture on the current Obama furor. In Wednesday night's "The Word," Stephen Colbert called out religious leaders on the right for their hate-mongering over the years. I am not justifying...

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What About The White Guys?

(231) Comments | Posted February 6, 2008 | 9:13 AM

As they analyze the Democratic primaries, pundits focus on women, African Americans and Latinos. What about the white male? In the privacy of the voting booth, where will the white men go in November? Hillary Clinton should be worried.

Look at the match-ups. Examine Democratic and Independent voters. Democratic...

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Sanity Is Highly Overrated

(105) Comments | Posted July 23, 2007 | 2:42 PM

Last Friday, the Washington Post printed this pathetic justification from a Justice Department official for refusing to enforce Congressional subpoenas in the investigation into firings of U.S. attorneys.

"Under federal law, a statutory contempt citation by the House or Senate must be submitted to the U.S. attorney for the...
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Defending the Constitution

(80) Comments | Posted July 21, 2007 | 8:58 PM

When the nation's lawyers turned out in protest, I was astonished. Imagine a bunch of suits taking to the streets in defense of some piece of paper, a principle, an ideal. Better yet, they were joined by thousands of regular citizens who shared their belief in the Rule of Law....

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Now Who's The Activist?

(79) Comments | Posted July 7, 2007 | 11:33 AM

Many things infuriate me about President Bush's commutation of Scooter Libby's sentence, but the hypocrisy is galling. I don't know if this action is worth a congressional investigation given the growing list of critical issues, like war in the Middle East, spying on citizens and compromises in our electoral system,...

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A Degree in Citizenship

(62) Comments | Posted May 21, 2006 | 11:29 PM

I gave a commencement speech this morning at Western Connecticut State University. Skipping the usual themes, I addressed political concerns. My remarks inspired a number of hecklers, parents and students alike, who tried to boo me from the podium. My thanks to the many people who applauded, and those brave...

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Abramoff Scandal Just Another Enron?

(62) Comments | Posted February 23, 2006 | 10:02 AM

The Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal spans the globe, from Washington to Scotland to Puerto Rico and Guam. "Persons of interest" include members of Congress, federal agency officials, a candidate for Lt. Governor of Georgia and, of course, individuals at the White House. The web is vast and the relationships politically...

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CONTEMPT -- How the Right Is Wronging American Justice

(46) Comments | Posted September 12, 2005 | 12:23 AM

CONTEMPT -- How The Right Is Wronging American Justice is the title of my new book that hits the shelves on Tuesday. In the wake of the Terri Schiavo debacle and the outrageous attack on the nation's jurists, I wanted to write a book in defense of the federal court...

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A Goldmine for Education

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2005 | 1:30 PM

A new survey just released this week reveals that over the last ten years, the number of colleges and universities with foundations exceeding one billion dollars has jumped from 17 to 47. According to the Department of Education and college guides, the most successful is Harvard University which now sits...

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Be afraid. Be very afraid.

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2005 | 1:44 AM

The Senate filibuster fight between Republicans and Democrats is not over the majority’s attempt to put more conservative judges on the bench. Contrary to their mantra--that liberal ‘activist’ judges have taken over the courts--the nation has had a majority of Republican appointees on the federal bench and Supreme Court for...

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The Results Are With Us For Life

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2005 | 10:24 PM

The pending Senate floor fight over judicial filibusters should concern everyone in America. A purely political maneuver by the Republican majority, this is nevertheless an affront to one hundred eighty years of Senate practice. All of us who care about precedent, about established rules of engagement, should voice objection to...

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