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The Art of the Big Lie

Politics at times is the art of the Big Lie. That thought reared its head when I saw articles about a bunch of congress people recently.  They had called a big press conference.  To announce how they were getting behind

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Trying to get the hang of political correctness

Let this serve as a warning to many people in many towns and cities:  You may be next! This week a school board in Portland, Oregon dropped “Lynch” from the names of some of its schools.  Because the word would

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How do we debate something we don’t know?

A few humble thoughts on the debacle known as Obamacare.  Including those of hope.  Yes, hope. Indeed, the problems of Obamacare are too many to list. But here is one that stands out. Unfortunately. Few of us can understand the

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Sure is sweet to be king of the hill again

If you are of advanced years you can say you have seen it all before. If you are only in your fifties you might feel it’s about time this happened. You have not seen it before. Or you may be

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Here ye! Here ye! Let’s scuttle these courts.

Would you like it if your apartment building had its own court?  Your neighbor could accuse you of a crime. Haul you into court. Where a jury could convict you.  And punish you. We have the equivalent at many universities.

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I am soooo lucky to be swabbing floors

His name is Kanu.  He was swabbing the floor at a Dunkin’ Donuts.  Just before closing.  I kidded him.  And he hit me with a comment and a look on his face that nearly knocked me off my stool. I

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The piper plays the tune. But who pays the piper?

Many Americans are willing to give up an important liberty.  They don’t realize it. But they are. They are happy to accept government healthcare. Total government healthcare. They bandy about terms like “socialized medicine”.  And “single payer”.  The single payer

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Are Americans Exceptional?

Are Americans exceptional? Compared with people of other countries? We often see or hear this question around this time of year. I usually change the subject. To the question of whether our country is exceptional. It is, I think. Exceptional

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Let us honor our politicians. Oink, oink, hurrah!

Here is a prime example of swamp life in Washington. First, Senator John McCain sits on $9 million.  This is money given to him for his presidential campaign. Given to him by friends and supporters. And by people, businesses and

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Critters of the D.C. Swamp Unite

Don’t be surprised if Donald Trump is impeached.  Or forced from office. Or both. It seems fair to conclude this. When you consider what just happened, that is. 1. For many months Trump was accused of colluding with Russians. Big

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