Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Return of Joe McCarthy

After World War II, the world returned to a place of equilibrium. The United States was experiencing a post-war boom in housing and manufacturing now that tanks, ships, and planes were no longer a priority. You could own a home and, … Continue reading

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Hot Fudge Sunday January 30

The lineup for this week’s Sunday news programs has already been impacted by changing events in Egypt. The following is the tentative lineup as of Saturday evening.

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Title IX Hurdles

(Ed. note: We occasionally accept guest op-eds at 538 Refugees. In this case, it is from one of our right-leaning commenters. In the interest of fostering bi-partisanship, we present an article from regular commenter parksie555. — Mr. Universe) by Jim Parks This is … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday, January 28 Edition

The big news this week was the State of the Union address. The President delivered a ‘sputnik moment’ speech where he implored us to reach new heights of productivity. A significant change this year in the SOTU address was the seating arrangement. … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There Is a GOP Plan

Many people, including several on this very site, have claimed that the Republicans don’t have a proposal for replacement of the PPACA. Those people are wrong. On the House Republican website, an official healthcare reform bill was posted during the 111th Congress. So, rather … Continue reading

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In This Corner…Sarah Palin

2012 Contender Series: Sarah Palin In this corner… is an ongoing series looking into the viability of potential candidates for the 2012 Presidential race. (Editors Note: Palin officially declared her decision not to run for President on October 7th) This … Continue reading

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Good Night and Good Luck

MSNBC abruptly announced on Friday that Countdown with Keith Olbermann was being cancelled and that the network and Mr. Olbermann were parting ways. This was no small decision as Keith had two years left on his contract reportedly worth $14 million. … Continue reading

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States of the Unions

It’s that time of year once again. Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution requires that the President …shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such … Continue reading

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Hot Fudge Sunday January 23

Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. This week’s focus is on the upcoming State of the Union Address. According to Politico, … Continue reading

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January 22, 1973: Roe v. Wade

Today marks the 38th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion on demand in the United States. The Wikipedia entry summarizes the facts of the case leading to the Supreme Court’s decision: Norma McCorvey (known … Continue reading

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