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How Republicans Have Twisted the Argument about Income Taxes

(29) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 4:46 PM

Tim Kaine, the former governor of Virginia and Democratic National Committee chair just walked into a carefully laid Republican Trap.

Kaine was in a moderated debate with Republican George Allen. The moderator, David Gregory from NBC News, asked Kaine whether he believes everyone in Virginia should have to pay some...

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Who Knew? Romney Talks Like a Democrat!

(23) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 9:38 AM

I decided to go ahead and watch the convention coverage.

Well, to hear the speeches at the convention, you would never know these were Republicans. There was no talk about banning all abortions no matter what. There was no call for immigrants to self-deport. There was no call to...

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Anti-Democratic Technocrats Proposed for Greek and Italian Debt Crises

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 4:57 AM

I was listening to NPR the other day. One item in the news struck me as particularly worrisome.

The Greek debt crisis is prompting some worrying ideas on how to fix it. One way that is being proposed is to replace Greek elected officials with Technocrats -- "experts" who...

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Fighting Back Against Voter Suppression

(2) Comments | Posted October 10, 2011 | 10:50 AM

Let's face it. The Republicans seem to have pulled off a coup. The Obama administration does not seem inclined to go after these state laws attempting to rob people of their voting rights.

Something has to be done. But what?

Here is a proposal.

Start now. Research the...

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How To Balance the Budget in One Easy Step

(8) Comments | Posted April 14, 2011 | 3:15 PM

OK. I am going to start out by admitting that I am not an economist. Like most people, I hadn't heard about derivatives, securities or exotic financial dealings until the market crash.

With the recession and the emphasis on cutting budgets, taxes are a sore point. Budgets are difficult...

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The Contrarian: Why Labels Are Good for Us

(3) Comments | Posted December 15, 2010 | 6:09 AM

Pardon me, but I need to rant a bit.

Sarah Palin and "refudiate."
Blog posts with obvious misspellings.
Newspaper articles poorly written.
Politics without core principles.
Economic policies that defy rational explanation.
Science and mathematics incompetency.
Conflation of...

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Dear President Obama: Please Wise Up

(6) Comments | Posted December 1, 2010 | 1:41 PM

Mr. President, I know you've heard Sarah Palin's disparaging "man up" challenge. You can ignore that one, I think.

What you need to do is "wise up." There is a real world out here, and you aren't getting it. There are real people out here, and your advisers don't represent...

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How Bad Could It Be? A Non-Voter's Guide to the Future

(0) Comments | Posted October 27, 2010 | 7:52 PM

With the elections coming up in less than a week, prophesies of doom and gloom for democrats are filling the news sites. News sites love bad news, and even though the pollsters have not changed their methods to accommodate a changing demographic, the future certainly looks bleak.

So let's...

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Reading the Daily Me

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2010 | 3:31 PM

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times has written an excellent column, "The Daily Me." I encourage you all to read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/19/opinion/19kristof.html?_r=1 Registration may be required.

In it he shows that people generally only want information that agrees with their preconceived viewpoint. Opposing viewpoints are...

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The Republican Purge

(22) Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 4:20 PM

In every ideological revolution within a party, a peculiar event occurs. Instead of becoming bigger, the party actually moves to become smaller. It identifies and isolates or eliminates ideological impurity within its ranks so that it may march lockstep in carrying out its agenda.
It happened in Russia after...

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What Compels Us to Believe Lies?

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2010 | 10:28 AM

The news is certainly compelling! Here is a lady serving in the a government administration. Lady gives speech. Speech is about discriminating against a white client who has a haughty attitude. Video shows speech and goes viral, with the help of certain "news" agency.

Other news agencies pick up...

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How a Stomach Ache Changed the World

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 12:10 PM

What causes ulcers? How do we know what causes ulcers?

Think about it for a moment. Don't cheat by looking ahead.

When we talk about learning and knowledge and matters of faith and science, then these questions illustrate some important principles. Science is a human activity. Obtaining knowledge can be...

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