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The Prolonged Anthology of the Great American Mythology

Bread bags.

For us today, they generally hold bread.  Apparently they served a second purpose in southwestern Iowa in late 1970s and early 1980s, where they were used to keep shoes dry.   524 more words

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Mercy triumphs over judgment

“Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.” – John Donne

(Day 10 of 365)
I’ve been paying attention to the news about the terrorism in France, although probably not enough attention. 520 more words

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Aiming for Fairness in an Unfair World

Watching terrorism engulf the streets of Paris over the past few days has been devastating.  Three men, in two premeditated attacks and with a convoluted and extremist ideology executed well over a dozen people before being killed by police. 404 more words

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The Case for an Open Cuba

*To the tune of American Pie*

A long, long time ago, I can’t even remember when, Cuba was not our enemy.

But then joined the Soviets, and we wouldn’t go for that…

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Warren Isn't on Cruz Control (Thankfully)

Conservative media outlets are furious.  Their claim: a liberally-biased double-standard.  Their evidence: the media lauding the actions of Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) opposing her party leadership to stand up for her principles.   549 more words

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Fighting for Freedom (for Banks)

If you have yet to see what your federal government is proposing in the omnibus spending bill to keep the government open, I suggest you… 348 more words

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The Impoverished Minimum Wage

When discussions regarding raising the minimum wage are attempted by lawmakers or pundits, the response seems to always outline one of the following talking points: 673 more words

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