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The New Era

Returning the U.S. to Democracy and Prosperity This new book claims to offer “remedies to restore democracy, improve economic equality, galvanize community and enable Americans to reclaim their constitutional political power.” It’s a big undertaking, but Hamdy El-Rayes has credentials. He grew … Continue reading

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Just Another Facebook Debate

My philosophy is: Maybe you can’t always be nice, but if you can’t say something true, don’t say anything at all. I reposted this graphic in Facebook yesterday. As a result, there was some rather nasty feedback. I deleted some … Continue reading

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Democracy and Terminology

I am sorry to have to report that two terms, “capitalism” and “socialism,” have died. We all know what they used to mean, forms of practical economics, “capitalism” involving private ownership and free trade; while “socialism” implying common ownership of … Continue reading

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Why Obama 2012?

We voted for Barack Obama in 2008, not just because he was intelligent and articulate and had better ideas, but because he was not a normal politician—he spoke clearly and answered questions directly. He didn’t play the game the way … Continue reading

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Romney Lies

Mitt Romney still claims on his campaign website: “Since President Obama assumed office three years ago, federal spending has accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history.” I could not let that slide, so I posted this statement from … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Doctor on Transvaginal Ultrasounds

This is a great piece I had to pass along, a guest post on John Scalzi’s blog. It should be required reading for everyone, especially legislators. Guest Post: A Doctor on Transvaginal Ultrasounds – Whatever. I hope that, if lawmakers … Continue reading

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Watching the Show

Good showing for Santorum last night. On Sunday, Gingrich said Romney is the weakest front-runner since Leonard Wood. Everybody gets that reference, right? He had a point, though. What a mess the Republican Party is in! Gingrich clearly doesn’t have … Continue reading

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The Climate Wars

The first shots have not yet been fired, as far as I know, at least not literally. There has certainly been some aggressive talk, even death threats, in these opening skirmishes. The real climate wars, when actual countries battle each … Continue reading

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Where did Susan G. Komen for the Cure go Wrong?

The leaders of the Komen foundation now realize they made a huge tactical error in deciding to defund Planned Parenthood. That decision had all the appearance of being motivated by politics.  I don’t know why Komen took on Karen Handel* … Continue reading

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Gingrich Responds to Open Marriage Question

More interesting to me than Newt Gingrich’s angry, defensive response to John King’s question about the “open marriage” accusation, was the crowd reaction. You can review it at this CNN link. Those tea party Republicans smell blood. They want to … Continue reading

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