Government

 
 

The US does not Get It!

With the appointment of 13 new M
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Peace is Piecework

The last fourteen years of American politics are said to be the most divisive since the pre-Civil War era.
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 priv
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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.
 

A Halloween of Hollow Weenies

The shutdown ended, but the showdown continues as the mad hatters of The Tea Party extreme play dress up as grown-ups interested in governing while aiming to gut Social Security and Food Stamps.
 

Government, Heal Thyself

The website launched by our tech-savvy Prez to help Americans access affordable healthcare has had so many glitches and crashes that it now requires its own emergency care.
 

Let Them Eat Cake

Lately a memory has been haunting me a little bit. It was a television image that I noticed during the frantic, wall to wall TV coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
 

Political Game Playing

Now that the government shutdown is a reality, I want to take this opportunity to register my disgust at how this played out.