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Obama’s Final Stretch: Advancing Our Dreams 0

President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union Address isn’t an ending, but a beginning. Instead of the usual end-of-second term victory lap, Obama is, as it were, competing in another Olympic gold-winning event. With seven long, challenging and difficult years behind him, President Obama does not consider himself a lame duck. And he isn’t […]

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Posted on: 01-12-2016
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Attacking Bill Clinton won’t help GOP 0

There’s a reason former President Bill Clinton remains one of the most popular and sought-after figures in the Democratic Party. If anyone wants to question how much of an asset he is, look no further than 2012, when he stumped for President Barack Obama and Democratic candidates across the country, and delivered one of the […]

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Posted on: 01-4-2016
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A Look Back on 2015 0

2015 was a year of struggle and hope—and a poignant reminder of just how interlinked those two things are. We met with tragedy, heartache, and fear, yet emerged with resolve to rise above our adversaries, above difficult circumstances, and above our own less noble impulses and to move forward. The milestones that we commemorated in […]

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Posted on: 12-22-2015
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Trump: More harmful to AmericanSecurity 0

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump reminds me of Lucy, the character in Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip “Peanuts.” In one strip, Lucy is trying to alarm a happy Snoopy, loudly yelling “Floods, fires and famine! Death, doom and destruction!” Despite rumors of wars and earthquakes and floods, it’s not all doom and gloom. Love still exists […]

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Posted on: 12-17-2015
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Our Task: Fighting Hunger 0

It’s Thanksgiving—a time to rejoice and be grateful. And we have much to be thankful for, despite some of the the unfortunate beliefs of the misinformed. The United States unemployment rate has declined for the sixty-eighth consecutive month. In truth, the current jobless rate of 5.0% is today’s U.S. standard for full employment. This Thanksgiving, […]

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Posted on: 12-3-2015
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$15 minimum voting bloc takes shape 0

Shawanda Wilson, who works at Taco Bell in Tampa, Fla. and makes $8.25 an hour, has never voted before. Neither has Tonya Harrington, a 42-year-old home care worker from Durham, NC, who makes $7.25 an hour. Both say they’ve steered clear of voting booths not because they don’t care, but because they’ve felt politicians don’t […]

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Posted on: 11-23-2015
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We Need Courage, Not Fear 0

So far, following the savage attack in Paris, the only people doing better than ISIS terrorists at manipulating Americans into acting against their security interests are U.S. politicians. The scramble to duck and cover from Syrian war refugees that we are witnessing recalls the famous line from the comic strip Pogo:”We have met the enemy, […]

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Posted on: 11-19-2015
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The Fault Is Not in Our Stars 0

There were two debates this week; one year out from the election. The 4th major Republican presidential debate was supposed to whittle down the number of candidates; but instead the lesser polling candidates (former Governors Jeb Bush and John Kasich, along with Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz) turned in strong debate performances. Rubio and […]

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Posted on: 11-17-2015
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“New Speaker; Old Excuse” 0

Representative Paul Ryan, from Wisconsin, is the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. Mr. Ryan former Governor Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012 is young (45), very conservative, and did not want the Speaker’s job. But he took it anyway. Ryan has his contradictions. He was a fan of the Russian born, American novelist […]

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Posted on: 11-5-2015
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“Chaos and Bashing” 0

From the git-go, the CNBC moderators lost control of the third Republican presidential Debate to the candidates. And it wasn’t hard. Sen. Ted Cruz wrested a budget question away from CNBC reporter Carl Quintanilla and turned it on him, “The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media,” Cruz […]

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Posted on: 11-2-2015
Posted in: News
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