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The Main Trouble in Politics

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I have given a lot of thought of late about what is ailing our dysfunctional political system, and have come to the conclusion that it boils down to one significant thing: Ideology .More

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Washington Has Joined The Jersey Bridge-and-Tunnel Crowd

Chris Christie's not the only one with a bridge to sell you: in Washington, some argue the NSA never went to far, that Food Stamps promote a culture of dependency and that we'll get better internet without net neutrality. Christie's...More

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Did Hell Just Freeze Over?

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As America shivered through a historic freeze, Obama warmed up the discussion of poverty, the Senate passed unemployment benefits and debate shifted from austerity to inequality. While record lows chilled much of the country, there was a spark of hope...More

 

Fed publicizes plans for additional economic stimulation

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The Federal Reserve said that it arranged the choice of more economic easing following the release of August's poor jobs report. Those efforts have been formulated, and were publicized on Thurs. Article resource: Fed Economic Stimuls Drive down borrowing expenses...More

 

Picking Up The Flag

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Yes. I busted my ass for Obama the first time around. Opened my checkbook, campaigned, knocked on doors. Did everything I could to see that he carried Florida in the Presidential election. Not easy in a place where Fred Thompson...More

 

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

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Margaret Thatcher visits with Augusto Pinochet while he was under house arrest in London. Margaret Thatcher is dead. While we in the United States tend to lionize our departed Presidents, a la St. Ronnie of Santa Barbara, British politics is...More

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Say You're Wrong, Open Your Eyes, Yes It's Much Too Late For Goodbyes

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It’s Monday April 8th! Do you know where your podcast is? On this day in history back in 1935, Congress established the Works Progress Administration program, and FDR signed the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act. Not too shabby considering they were...More

 

Bloodshed and Unemployment Insurance

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The New York Times front page on 7 March 1930, the day following the march for Unemployment Insurance. Does it boggle your mind to see working class people using their time to demonstrate for less government involvement, while living off...More

 

Are You a Prol?

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Labor Day Demonstration against child labor - 1909 So if "class warfare" actually breaks out (we’re not talking about beheading rich folks .... yet!) with what "class" do you identify? Are you "middle class, upper middle-class, lower class?" These are...More

 

Life Before Social Security

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This year I will be 71 years old, assuming I make it and I have close family now into their eighties. I was born in the first year of WW II and my older relatives born in the 1930s during...More