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Peace is Piecework

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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. I see a unique opportunity...More

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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. The world offers help and holds onto hope for...More

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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 perception rests heavily on these...More

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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 murky about actions, McCain's manic, Graham's self-aggrandized while...More

 

The Party of Nope vs Hope and the Pope

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While Fox News trumps up a War on Christmas, the Corporatocracy wages a war on Thanksgiving, expanding Black Friday into Bleak Thursday as workers leave family tables for retail spectacles. While conservatives lament the loss of family values, The Tea...More

 

Political Leaders On Twitter

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Politics today is all about messaging. So I took a quick look at the Twitter account for Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate. What I found will not surprise you. Republicans are focused on the ACA rollout...More

 

The GOP: Contortionists and Extortionists

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Ted Cruz's exhortation against Obamacare and the House GOP's explosion of democratic process turn out to be part of a long-term right-wing plan for the exploitation of a government shut-down. Bohner's lost control of the House while regular Americans are...More

 

Dialogue: Is It Possible In This Political Atmosphere?

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With the talks already ongoing to try and avert a government shutdown in the face of another debt ceiling crisis, I have decided to look at the broader question of whether it is genuinely possible to have an actual dialogue,...More

 

Summer Hopes, Some Are Hopeless

From Egypt's Arab Spring to Morsi's sudden fall, peaceful possibility turned to clash & confrontation as democratic dreams are dashed by death & devastation. Momentum on immigration reform hit a stalemate, talks of job creation turned to threats of a...More

 

Our Ten-Year vs Their Tenure

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In the past ten years, Republicans have revolted against their own cap-and-trade & healthcare plans, against science, common sense & decency, purging the few moderates from their ranks. In that decade, Democrats took the White House, took the Senate, took...More