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What follows is a collage of sentences from the first one hundred negative responses to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz's official statement on the death of Nelson Mandela. The sentences, taken from the Senator's Facebook page, are unedited, though spelling mistakes were corrected.
Democrats are hammering out a deal with transparent fraud Paul Ryan when they should be shouting the truth to anyone who'll listen. And the rest of us? We should be reaching for pitchforks.
As a former newspaper reporter and insurance company executive, I'd like to make a few suggestions to journalists who are approached by people claiming that because of the Affordable Care Act, they'll have to pay far more for coverage next year than they're paying now.
In thinking about Nelson Mandela, his life and his legacy, a metaphor comes to mind: that of a great, one-for-the-ages comet. Mandela was a great comet of a man; we are not likely to see someone like him again anytime soon.
The essence of free markets is competition and this applies equally to wages as to prices. In theory the system is fair, but in practice, a handful of major players set the wage level for smaller competitors as well.
Like millions of parents and activists who oppose genetically modified food, I feel that the stakes are very high in this battle the safety of our world's food supply. If we are to win it, we are going to have to fight tougher. And smarter.
Supporters of the ACA say that the opposition does not have an alternative plan. In fact, congressional opponents have offered alternatives, going all the way back to 2009.
They have lifted millions of poor families and children out of poverty but now are under assault by political extremists. We must stand up and refuse to let them turn the clock of progress backwards.
It didn't take one prominent neocon long to figure out that that the Iran deal -- and the prospect of ending the stalemate with Iran without recourse to war -- has put the Democrats in a box.
Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.
Vice President Joe Biden's very high profile Asia-Pacific trip this week points up a very key question with regard to the Obama Administration's pivot from the Middle East and Central Asia to the Asia-Pacific. Who's in charge, anyway?
Nelson Mandela was a stranger to hate. He knew that the future demanded that he and his country move beyond the past. And he didn't want to be remembered as a saint -- he wanted to be remembered as man who made difficult decisions.
Okay, there were too many negatives in that title. Let me say it more positively: We positively must extend UI benefits, lest 1.3 million UI recipients lose needed UI benefits in a job market that is improving, but still slack.
I had the honor of working with Madiba often during my time as co-chairman of the U.S.-South Africa Binational Commission. Each and every time I was with him, I was awed by his commanding yet graceful presence.
It's hard to say whether the economy has been naughty or nice this year. Employment growth has been up and down all year, raising hopes and then dashing them in a continuous cycle. Even so, suppose you indulged the economy by letting it make a holiday wish list.
There is real urgency in tackling these issues since the war plans developed by both Chinese and American military planners now place a premium on striking first -- preemptively -- and create "a textbook case of crisis instability."
Pacts like the "People's Pledge" are becoming more common because outside spending doesn't always help the candidate's win elections and voters get fed up with the bombardment of attack ads by the end of the election cycle.
The fundraising for Virginia Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe's inaugural party is seeing a serious lift due to donations from fossil-fuel dependent corporations. That these fossil-foolish interests can (seemingly) buy a seat at the table for such relatively paltry amounts is disconcerting.