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The way we were 0

I can hear in my mind’s ear Barbra Streisand’s beautifully haunting song “The Way We Were.” It was a nostalgic, wistful song in a movie of the same name. But sometimes, like now, it reminds me of how far we’ve come. I can also see, almost as clearly as a personal memory, Matt Damon in […]

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Posted on: 11-15-2013
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Proceed With Caution 0

When J.F.K. chose his brother Bobby to be attorney general, many were dismayed – or outraged. It turned out to be a great choice. Elected officials have often turned to family members for advice and support. We expect there to be trust between husband and wife. What kind of marriage is it if there isn’t? […]

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Posted on: 11-13-2013
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GOP, be a champion for workplace equality 0

Even from the moment they were set down in the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson’s immortal words “all men are created equal” have always been awkward and challenging. They’re not awkward and challenging because they’re incorrect. On the contrary, they’re some of the truest words ever put to paper. Instead, they’re awkward and challenging because […]

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Posted on: 11-9-2013
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Win the election. Win the argument. 0

After winning re-election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said, “The GOP needs to win elections, not arguments.” To which Jay Heinrichs, author of the rhetoric handbook “Thank You for Arguing” responded, “Wrong, governor. The election WAS the argument, and you just won.” Christie did indeed, and by a landslide. But there was another nationally watched […]

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Posted on: 11-8-2013
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Can the right wing ever compromise? 0

A remarkable thing just happened in Congress. Republicans and Democrats sat down together to work out a budget. This hasn’t happened since 2009. House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan — Romney’s running mate, you’ll recall, and the hero of fiscal conservatives — told Politico, “Let’s understand what we’re doing here, we’re going back to regular order. […]

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Posted on: 11-5-2013
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Don’t Stop Believin’ 0

The leaves are turning yellow and orange and red, and others have already fallen. You can smell the seasons in the air. Thanksgiving’s on my mind and a winter of more discontent. It’s been a hard year — doesn’t it seem like every year’s a hard year? — and I feel like sharing a few […]

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Posted on: 11-3-2013
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All over again 0

When the shutdown ended, our public officials sounded like fraternity boys with a hangover after a disastrous weekend drinking binge. “Never again!” spewed and dribbled from the lips of Republicans and Democrats alike. “We need to make sure that government does not go through another round of brinksmanship,” Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said on “Meet […]

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Posted on: 10-26-2013
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Republicans, stop living in fear 0

As Senate negotiators, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell huddle for another day to avoid the nation’s default this week, we’ll know in a few days if Congress — more accurately, House Republicans — will choose to plunge this nation into a second recession, possibly triggering a global financial meltdown, […]

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Posted on: 10-15-2013
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Democrats Won’t Vote for ‘Independent’ Republicans 0

While a plurality of Americans are somewhere between the two parties when it comes to ideology and would be open to independent candidates in theory, the infrastructure of the two parties and the partisanship of districts makes it nearly impossible for an independent candidate to win. The only way independent candidates could be successful is […]

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Posted on: 10-13-2013
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Discharging their duties 0

To give credit where credit is due, House Speaker John Boehner is the best spinmeister in Washington. He could argue that a skunk is a midget zebra with the stripe running the wrong way. And probably believe it himself. No one does political melodrama as well as the speaker. Witness his performance on ABC’s “This […]

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Posted on: 10-12-2013
Posted in: News
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