Government

 
 

The Social Security is Neither

My grandparents were FDR Democrats. Not the type that put his picture up in the living room but serious about their love for the guy. When they talked to me about Social Security, they would always warn: “Don’t ever give your Social Security Number to anyone. "EVER".

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 Presidential Platform 19

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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.