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Thursday Reads: Wingers!!! Leave those Kids Alone!!!

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Well, the papers these days are just full of violence and idiocy due to religious extremists. I’m not going to focus on the nutjobs on the other side of the word.   3,719 more words

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Thursday Reads: Let's Get Real Here!!

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I must be a political junkie because I certainly have the elections of fall 2014 on my mind. Democrats appear to be gaining some ground. 3,671 more words

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Creating a Shadow Reality

There is a rich history of Orwellian realities in fiction.  One of my recent favorite reads is 1Q84 which borrows heavily from Orwell–including the title–to create an… 1,570 more words

John Birch Society In Charge

What Does it Mean to Have a Speaker that Knows Nothing about Economics?

Speaker John Boehner is bad at a lot of things.  His speakership has been marred by so many mishaps and embarrassing moments that it’s easy just to try to laugh at him and the entire House of Representatives.  1,613 more words

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Forging the Middle Path while taking Friendly Fire

I’ve seen several articles in Business Week recently bemoaning the loss of moderation in the Republican Party. I wonder where these folks were when hordes of evangelicals were overtaking county parties with orders written on recipe cards back in the 1980s?  2,125 more words

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Monday Morning Reads

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Yes, it’s that time of year when Republicans try to convince us that everything old, disproved, and thrown out is shiny, patriotic and new again. 2,990 more words

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