Monthly Archives: July 2011

Free Forum Friday July 29th Edition

The hyperbole is getting deep in DC as the debt ceiling deadline looms next week. Everyone is pretty much on board with the idea that our politicians are playing games. Not many Americans are happy about it either. In the … Continue reading

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What Would Reagan Do?

It’s a fair question. The debt ceiling was raised eighteen times during Reagan’s administration; more than any other President. Reagan said it was necessary and chastised anyone who even mildly objected to it citing that it was necessary to fuel … Continue reading

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The Republican Universal Tax

As the debate rages on in the never ending game of chicken in Washington politics, the machinations are baffling to observe. It’s little wonder that polls have negative numbers for both parties at almost all time highs despite the obvious brinkmanship of the Republicans. … Continue reading

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Hot Fudge Sunday July 24th

Politico now has an interactive preview of the Sunday shows with the hosts of each show. Politico’s John Harris interviews David Gregory, Christiane Amanpour, and Bob Schieffer for Turn the Table. Got a burning comment on the Sunday talk show … Continue reading

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Red Right Returning…July 23rd

(Red Right Returning is a look back at the activity of the past week of the Republican candidates in the 2012 primary. RRR is a nautical mnemonic for the side of the buoy or marker on which you should pilot your … Continue reading

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All Politics Local?

Maybe. Is it just me or does there seem to be some sort of collusion going on on the state level? Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin really swatted the hornet’s nest with the union busting thing. He’s about to pay for that … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday July 22nd Edition

The brinksmanship is getting heavy as the game of chicken to destroy the world  continues. Atlantis makes the final landing signaling the end of the Space Shuttle Program. Wow. Thirty years. Where do you suppose we’ll go next? Rupert Murdoch and … Continue reading

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In This Corner…Rick Perry

2012 Contender Series: Rick Perry (Update: After coming in dead last in New Hampshire, Rick Perry withdrew from the Repblican Primary) (Update: Perry officially announced his candidacy on Satuday, August 13th on the day of the Iowa Straw Poll) Yes, … Continue reading

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Dude, It’s All Good

You’ve probably heard by now that Congressmen Barney Frank and Ron Paul have introduced a bill to end the federal ban on marijuana and leave it up to the states to decide on the legality of weed. This comes forty … Continue reading

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Part II: This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Republican Party

In part one of this article we looked at the pendulum swings over time between Democratic and Republican parties. By the 1960’s there was a shift in opinion over party values. Much of it had to do with changing social … Continue reading

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