Government

 
 
 

The US does not Get It!

With the appointment of 13 new Minsters last week, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el Sissi, completed his C

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Peace is Piecework

The last fourteen years of American politics are said to be the most divisive since the pre-Civil War era. Having paid attention to the news over these difficult years, this seems fairly accurate to me.

tea party, politics, government
 

Past is Prologue - The Dixiecrat Roots of the Tea Party

“We oppose and condemn the action of the Democratic Convention in sponsoring a civil rights program calling for the elimination of segregation, social equality by Federal fiatt, regulations of private employment practices, voting, and local law enforcement…” States Rights

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Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Around my community of Southwest Washington all eyes are on the Oregon Legislature this week as committees decide the fate of the Columbia River Crossing (CRC).

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In Some Events the US Should Not Go for the Gold

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.

 

2013: Slow Down, Showdown, Snowden and Snowed In

A year that began with a bold Inauguration following a clear re-election and talk of mandate was mired in revelations of government spying, a stalled Washington agenda and a faulty website.