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Martin Luther King, blacks, Vietnam, & Russia

Blacks have come a long way. On 4 April 1968, their civil rights warrior, Martin Luther King, Jr., was cut down by an assassin’s bullet while standing on a hotel balcony in Memphis. The Tet Offensive had only occurred three … Continue reading

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Obamacare vs. Trumpcare: As far as the markets are concerned, a difference that makes no difference is no difference

Whether Obamacare is replaced with Trumpcare or not, the following scenario for insurance companies is probable. First, if Obamacare is replaced with Trumpcare, insurance company stock values will take a hit in the very short run. As the sector adjusts … Continue reading

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Low approval rating and U.S. being “not so innocent” gives Trump centrist opportunity

Donald Trump has a low approval rating. According to data cited by Time, 53% of Americans disapprove of how the 45th president is doing his job while 44% give him the thumbs up. Comments made last weekend about similarities between … Continue reading

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To best understand the economy, replace government with self?

The Republican presidential debate on 10 November 2015 did little to enlighten me on how these candidates view the role of American government in the economy. Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas, shared with us that he intended to eliminate … Continue reading

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American society is dead. Long live American society

The problem with American politics is that too many members of the electorate believe they live in an actual society. A population of 315 million diverse individuals, a significant number of whom cannot trace their lineage to any of the … Continue reading

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What’s #Boehner really signaling by saying the #shutdown belongs to #Democrats?

A few minutes ago, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, sent out a tweet describing the shutdown as a “Democrat” shutdown.  Interesting since spending bills, including the budget, start in the House and given that the Republicans … Continue reading

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Streamlining the vitriol out of #Twitter and #Facebook

Social media can be downright nasty.  Last week I dropped a high school classmate from my Facebook posse.  Personal attacks combined with no willingness to exercise clear thought made the deletion a no-brainer. I’ve had to do the same thing … Continue reading

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For a party that touts #liberty, .@GOP has a ways to go

On Friday, the Republican National Committee voted unanimously to exclude CNN and NBC from moderating any of the Republican primary debates in 2016.  Why?  Because the GOP has an issue with how CNN and NBC create, promote, and leverage their … Continue reading

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The Priebus Ultimatum is not how you win votes

I just have a quick comment about Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus’ ultimatum to CNN and NBC on their plans to produce a documentary and television movie, respectively, about former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Mr, Priebus promises … Continue reading

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Rick #Santorum won’t give up on the cultural hammer

The Hill.com today posted an article describing former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s criticism of the GOP’s move away from culture war posturing to its focus on economic issues.  Mr. Santorum believes that most Americans are not into the hustle … Continue reading

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