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Six Steps for Tea Party Addicts

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Following the immeasurably unpopular government shut-down, the Tea Party is losing ground fast. Soon the movement may dissipate causing grass-root supporters to go through something like withdrawals. Formless hatred stoked by the Tea Party and its donors is a mental...More

 

Money Madness: Why and How College Athletes Should be Paid

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Free markets and college football. Deeply embedded into the sociocultural fabric of American life, these two time-honored traditions are incompatible. Why is scandalous headline after scandalous headline born from the act of receiving compensation for working hard, an act that...More

 

God Colors Outside The Lines

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The subject of Father Scott's homily on Sunday was "tunnel vision," something our local parish priest knows a lot about since it was not until he was in his twenties and well out of high school that Father Scott finally...More

 

An Old White Lady's Thoughts on Race

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My first memory of any recognition of race was the day I brought my new friend home for lunch. My grandma must have been watching us come up the steps because she met us at the door and said it...More

Know Your District- Love Your District
 

Know Your District- Love Your District

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Last week, I drove up to my state’s capital, Olympia, to lobby on Arts & Heritage Day. I was the Team Captain for the Washington State Arts Alliance for several legislative districts, and a representative for the nonprofit arts organization...More

 

NRA Response to Sandy Hook is of Course: More Guns

If anyone said the solution to drunk driving was more alcohol, we would all think they were nuts. Wayne LaPierre, the head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) finally made a statement concerning the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut where...More

 

Your Child is Gay: Oh What Now!

I know a police officer who is very socially conservative. He’s a Baptist who believes that homosexuality is wrong, as most evangelical do, if not all. We had the usual discussion about gay people and he expressed his disapproval as...More

 

eHarmony’s Gay Lawsuit

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Hello Reader, Would you like to stop receiving my Two Cents? If so, tell me and your name shall be removed from my mailing list with haste. Last week, eHarmony, a dating site, was hit with a lawsuit by Eric...More

When it comes to not shooting each other at McDonald's, let's do a better McJob.
 

Shoot First, Ask No Important Questions Later: Part I

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On July 18th back in 1984, James Oliver Huberty carried several guns into a busy McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, California, and opened fire killing 21 people and injuring 19 others. Although an act such as this is especially abhorrent,...More

 

KIA in Afghanistan

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Sixteen American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this month as of July 16. Sixteen. One a day on average. July 8th was a particularly bad day. Seven soldiers were killed; six in the same roadside bomb. Two of the six...More