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 bergdahl, cantor, Drinking Liberally, elections, extremists
 

What the Right-Wing Won't, Dems Don't & Cantor Can't

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Iraq can't contain the extremist elements that have now taken control of Mosul. America can't control the extremist elements that cause terror, opening fire at our schools. Right-wingers can't stop...

Afghanistan, carbon, climate change, coal, Drinking Liberally
 

When Can We Start Regulating Hot Air?

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The President finally gets serious about the climate and some Democrats retreat, claiming it will cost jobs, really meaning they are scared for their own jobs. Republicans clamor for the return of a...

egypt, Gun Control, guns. violence, military, morsi, mubarak
 

Through the Looking Glass, but Far From Wonderland

In Egypt, the new President about to be elected led the ouster of the last elected President who followed the ouster of the prior President, who had previously been a military commander. In Santa...

 Bush, corruptions, deportation, drilling
 

If We Wanted a Bush White House, We'd Have Elected Jeb

An administration is issuing a memo to assure us that assassination is legal because it was called target killing. A scandal of misconduct at VA hospitals reveals that despite pro-veteran rhetoric...

Republicans mine for votes, infrastructure investment, The NSA mined for data
 

Feckless Mining, Reckless Undermining

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As Republicans mine for votes, their focus on undermining the President prohibits progress on national priorities from job creation to infrastructure investment. The NSA mined for data so...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Enough Global Climate Change, How About Political Climate Change?

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Reports are conclusive about climate change and the President is taking and urging new actions, but denials and distractions will stall progress until there's a change in the climate in Washington...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Gases and Gasbags

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The Supreme Court has upheld the ability of the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases. Will the President uphold his responsibility to offer more action and less hot air on this issue? Oklahoma has...

climate change, inequality, unemployment, Russia and Ukraine conflict
 

Will April Stand-Offs Bring May Hand-Offs?

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Ignoring climate change, inequality and unemployment, America has focused on a showdown with a Nevada rancher, which now transforms from news story to GOP talking point for this year's midterms and...

Right-Wing, Tea Party, what is the Tea Party, Tea Party nuts
 

Tea Party Pharaohs and Right-Wing Romans

At Passover, we tell the story of a Pharaoh who was inhospitable to strangers in his land. In America today, it's Tea Party that attacks anyone in favor of sensible immigration reform. Over Easter,...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Maybe Obama Should Take Up Painting

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The left criticizes Obama over NSA surveillance, lack of action on climate change and immigration, and being too conciliatory with the big banks. The right attacks him over expanding healthcare,...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Seven Million - Check. Untold Millions - Unchecked.

The healthcare push led to 7 million sign-ups, surpassing the Administration's targets, and giving a boost to this new program, while getting more Americans covered. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Cold War, Cool War, Old War, New War?

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In Russia's recent power plays and provocation, some commentators compare to 1930s Europe, others see the specter of the Soviet spread, but it's really a new challenge to the new world order. As the...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

The Weight of the World, The Wait of the World

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Russia has annexed Crimea. Ukraine is pulling out its troops. The world knows it has the burden to respond yet everyone waits to see who will go first. Obamacare open enrollment ends soon and public...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Obama Time, Overtime or Out Of Time?

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The Prez pushes overtime pay for more Americans as he realizes he may be running out of time to address growing inequality in our country. He and Putin stake out a stand-off in Ukraine, but as Crimea...

Russians, Russia, Europe, Germany, Ukrainian
 

Russians Rush In. Europe, You're Up.

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After upheaval upends Ukrainian government, Putin's put in a new position, Russians rush in and if you think we are jumping to conclusions you can Crimea river... Kerry carries on talks, Merkel's...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

When Definite Meets Defiant

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One day, the Ukrainian leader definitely stood firm. The next, he was ousted by a defiant nation and is on the run as the world races to react. Not long ago, same-sex marriage was a certain loser...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Civil Unrest and the Uncivil Rest

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In Russia, Pussy Riot's post-prison protests lead to arrest under Putin's police power and assault by Cossack militia members. In Ukraine, anti-government unrest has exploded into clash and...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

They Raised the Ceiling, Now Raise the Floor

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Boehner's buddies bucked the Tea Party to lower the insanity and raise the debt ceiling. Could they show the same courage to lift up our nation by raising the minimum wage for millions of workers?...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

In Some Events the US Should Not Go for the Gold

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As the Olympics begin in a country that is a leader in silencing dissent and imprisoning citizens, it would be a good time for the United States to close Guantanamo and reform policing tactics. In...

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

The Polar Vortex of US Politics

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While another deep freeze engulfs the country, a deeper freeze permeates US diplomacy, as critics cast a chill on negotiations with Iran and create slippery conditions for Syria talks.

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