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Work Together or Die by Suicide 0

In his Farewell Address, George Washington warned us about the excesses of political parties. He said: Political parties … serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party.” He added, “(Parties) are likely in the […]

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Posted on: 07-3-2014
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The Silly Season Endures 0

Speaker John Boehner is in a real pickle. His caucus is in constant disarray. He frequently is unable to forge compromises, even within his own party. As a result, he can’t make deals with the Democrats in Congress or the president of the United States. So what can he do? Speaker Boehner decided to sue […]

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Posted on: 06-26-2014
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‘Nobody’s free until everybody’s free’ 0

CNN on Thursday continues its series “The Sixties,” which explores the decade of historically significant social movements, people and events. The new episode — “A Long March to Freedom” — focuses on the Freedom Summer of 1964 for a very notable reason. This week marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer — the tumultuous period […]

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Posted on: 06-26-2014
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We need people in Washington to expand the vote 0

This month, we’re marking the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer, when more than a thousand out-of-state volunteers joined local Mississippians to register African-American voters. At the time, Mississippi had the lowest percentage of eligible African-Americans registered to vote in the country — and those brave Americans recognized that the only way to give all […]

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Posted on: 06-24-2014
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Still Another Iraq War 0

Twice this nation has gone to war with Iraq. We poured at least $21 billion into reconstruction, and billions more into military training and equipment for the Iraqi army. We had a civilian police force training program touted as the “most ambitious” since the Marshall Plan, the U.S. aid program that rescued Europe after World […]

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Posted on: 06-19-2014
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A day for the real fathers 0

Father’s Day holds a unique place in America’s culture. It was a bit of an afterthought, originating in 1910 — some 40 years after Mother’s Day — after a woman in Spokane, Washington, campaigned that dads needed to be honored, too, She was right. We couldn’t possibly ignore Dad. We love him, too. He deserves […]

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Posted on: 06-15-2014
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An Insider Is Outed 0

The favorite term to describe Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary loss to an unknown was “Earthquake!?” The New York Time’s 2012 election-predictor guru Nate Silver — now with his own firm — even produced graphs comparing all 3.5 or higher Southern California earthquakes since 1999 to House incumbent loses in primaries since 2010. […]

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Posted on: 06-12-2014
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Goodbye GOP; the tea party has won 0

For many political observers, last night’s loss by Eric Cantor was one of the biggest shocks of our political careers. The Republican House majority leader was easily defeated by an almost unknown challenger whom he heavily outspent. It’s been reported that Cantor’s team spent more on steakhouses than his opponent did on his entire campaign. […]

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Posted on: 06-12-2014
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Being held captive by our own captives 0

We are witnessing a media firestorm over the trade of five Taliban POWs for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl the likes of which are rarely seen. It scares me a little because it is fed by misinformation, misplaced anger and passion. We have developed such a partisan reflex in this country that we automatically see every national […]

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Posted on: 06-7-2014
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For Drudge, Rove and Putin, it’s silly season again 0

The silly season is upon us: the time during an election year when those trying to muck up the other side throw all sorts of nonsense about a candidate onto the public wall. Hillary Clinton, because she’s the Democrat’s presumptive 2016 front-runner, has become the target du jour. Frankly, I don’t know how public figures […]

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Posted on: 06-6-2014
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