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Certainty and the Republican Party

Remember how Republicans told us that the reason businesses haven’t been hiring for the past five years is because of uncertainty?  Uncertainty over how much their taxes were going to be, they said.  Then it was uncertainty about how the … Continue reading

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Let the Rebranding Begin

The Republicans are at it again.  They think all they have to do is change their “brand” to get people to vote for them.  I offer a brief history of the Republican “Brand.” The Lincoln Brand:  Ended slavery, kept the … Continue reading

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Congress Approval Rating at 10%

I only have one thing to say: That high?

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The GOP’s Race to Irrelevance

John Boehner should be the biggest advocate of gun control in Washington, D.C. if for no other reason than to prevent members of his own caucus from shooting themselves in the foot. Most recent example: Representative Steve King of Iowa … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman’s “Bad Judgment”

Juror B37 commented that George Zimmerman had used “bad judgment” in killing Trayvon Martin. Bad judgment is Anthony Weiner broadcasting images of his underwear-clad nether regions. Bad judgment is choosing Sarah Palin as your running mate. Bad judgment is getting … Continue reading

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Standing Your (Uneven) Ground

Based on the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, anyone who fears they are in danger of bodily harm or death, may shoot the person they’re fearful of in self-defense. So, if I’m an African American and I have a … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Wikipedia should be.

As Virginia Woolf is reputed to have said, “The reason women writers are not more widely read is because their friends don’t teach at Harvard.”  Apparently they don’t work at Wikipedia, either. According to a New York Times article by … Continue reading

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