Monthly Archives: April 2011

Don’t Look Behind the Curtain

I miss Tricky Dick – Nixon – not Cheney. Nixon was the last Republican President to reduce the national debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP: the total market value of goods and services produced by a country). … Continue reading

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Hostage Crisis #2 and Counting…

So this is how it’s going to be. The Know-Nothing Crackpot Guido Party is going to extort budget cuts in exchange for their votes on any significant issue that comes before Congress. Next showdown: raising the debt ceiling. Every sane … Continue reading

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Social Insecurity

Chicken Little is everywhere these days, warning us that the Social Security sky is falling. Republicans like to call SS an “entitlement program” that’s contributing to the federal deficit. It isn’t. It’s a self-funded annuity program. You put money in … Continue reading

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Vive la Difference

April 11, 2011: Today, France began enforcing its law prohibiting women from wearing full-face veils in public. This is not an easy issue. While many Muslim women undoubtedly wear the veil because of family, social and religious pressure, others choose … Continue reading

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Don’t Confuze me with the Facts

Why do Democrats keep letting Republicans frame every issue, every debate and even Democratic identity? For thirty years, Republican think tanks have been making stuff up about everything from basic economics to climate change. They’ve proven that as long as … Continue reading

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Hostage Crisis: The Budget

Republican House Speaker John Boehner, with regard to current budget negotiations, said, “We’re not going to roll over and sell out the American people like has been done time and time again in Washington.” Mr. Boehner, I have two words … Continue reading

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