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Why I Hate Verizon

So the other day I got a text message from Verizon saying that we were over our plan limit in voice usage and would be charged extra. How much extra? 45 cents a minute! So I did some investigating to … Continue reading

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What Joe Should Have Said

When Paul Ryan asserted that the U.S. could achieve growth through further tax cuts, he named JFK as an example. Instead of saying “So now you’re Jack Kennedy,” Biden could have said: “Yes, my friend, Kennedy lowered top tax rates … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal

Conventional wisdom says that in therapy, the real work happens in the last 10 minutes of the session. So here’s an idea: Convene the do-nothing Congress only for the 2-month lame-duck session out of each 24-month term. We might actually … Continue reading

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Whose Debt?

Republicans keep telling us the budget deficit is bad for future generations who will be saddled with the debt.  According to them, our national debt was caused by Democrats’ profligate spending on things like Head Start, infant nutrition programs, food … Continue reading

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Change the 1% Can Believe In

A number of pundits and some economists are talking about “structural unemployment.”  They assert that changes brought about by globalization, technology and worker preparedness (or lack thereof) mean that we should get used to higher unemployment and lower wages. If … Continue reading

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The Price of Free Speech

A California man named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, aka Sam Bacile, is alleged to be the creator of a short inflammatory film titled “Innocence of Muslims” mocking the Prophet Mohammad, which he posted on YouTube in Arabic translation. As reported in … Continue reading

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God Must Be Angry With the Republican Party

What other reason could there be for Hurricane Isaac raining on their convention parade? Couldn’t be climate change – no such thing. And Evangelists are always pointing out how God’s wrath is visited upon “sinners” like gays and feminists in … Continue reading

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All Things Being Unequal

Republicans argue that society is made up of job creators and moochers – contributors and extractors.  In Republican World, higher taxes punish those who are “more productive.”  Higher taxes are an unfair burden  imposed on the “producers”  by a too-powerful … Continue reading

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Run Stephen Run!

Stephen Colbert should run for President as the Republican Party candidate. Just think, if he won the nomination, we’d still have a Democrat and a Republican in the race!

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Reason has Left the Building

Ron Paul admirers complain that he doesn’t get enough respect or attention from the media. I agree with the attention part. Unfortunately too many people admire Paul because he “sticks to his guns” even if the gun is pointed at … Continue reading

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