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Getting Our Language From “De-Basement”

Recently a friend told me about a call she received from her daughter’s 1st Grade teacher. It seems that part of an assignment was a question for the class: “What does your mother say when you are in trouble?”  A rather inappropriate question, wouldn’t you agree? The purpose of the teacher’s call was to tell my friend...
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Play Chicken

The 2010 midterm elections were largely a referendum on the economic policies of the Obama Administration and the President's cohorts who controlled Congress. The hue and cry of the electorate over the Obama healthcare plan, corporate bailouts for banks, automakers, insurance companies, Fannie...
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Political Post(Osama)mortems

It only took a couple of hours the morning after the Osama announcement before the conspiracy theorists began to challenge the legitimacy of the kill and the DNA, the chatterers began to talk about the ramifications for the 2012 presidential race, and the White House soaked-up every...
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George Bush’s Third Term?

Yes, Barack Obama appeared to show leadership, for once. Ironically, one can’t help but think that the man waited until he was forced to act, with few options remaining, and delayed as long as possible to make a definitive decision (especially having decided to "sleep on it" for a night before approving the final mission...
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Biting the Hand that Feeds

A perfect symmetry of mad behavior reached its pinnacle this week as we witnessed the public meltdown of the highest paid actor on television condemn his employers who have been responsible for paying him $2 million per episode of the number one show on television. (more…)...
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To Shut Down or Not to Shut Down Should Not Be the Question

A classic battle of Washington elites is brewing this week when congress returns from its recess to face the March 5 expiration of a Continuing Resolution for the 2011 federal budget. Without its renewal, or a budget resolution that may include a GOP plan for $61 billion in cuts from the current budget year, the government will...
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It’s Called Governing

Dive In, the water is just fine. That’s what Governors like Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin seem to be saying to their fellow governors these days. (more…)...
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The Republican Divide

“There can be no security anywhere in the free world if there is no fiscal and economic stability within the United States.  Those who ask us to trade our freedom for the soup kitchen of the welfare state are architects of a policy of accommodation.” If these words were uttered for the first time today, the...
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Mark Serrano on CNN

The Joy Behar Show: Abuse Shocker

“Senator Brown recognized that he can begin the process of healing and break the shackles of shame and guilt in his life from here forward.” ~ Mark V. Serrano ...
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