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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 12, 2013
Have We Elected a "Dud" as President---Twice? President Obama is pretty good in the courage department but isn't living up to his reputation as either a brilliant negotiator or much of a "great chess player." In fact, he's been a dud in those categories.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Second Amendment not absolute The Second Amendment to the U. S. Constitution has to be subject to some limitations, just as are the First Amendment rights of freedom of expression.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 9, 2012
Norquist pledges likely to trigger GOP death knell Grover Norquist insistence that Republicans remain loyal to him and his "no-taxes" pledge will conflict with their oaths of office to "preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States." Either those GOP officeholders will have to back away from the "Nordquist dogma" or risk the ire of some 80 percent of the voters back home.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 5, 2012
GOP coalition unsustainable The Republican Party future is in doubt, not because of the lack of money but rather because the various factions that make up the party have no common ground. The Nov. 6 election that left Mitt Romney speechless and Newt Gingrich "dumbfounded" left a party that has no glue to keep those factions from attacking each other.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 14, 2012
Romney Only Talks, Never Says Anythingthing This opinion piece pokes fun at Mitt Romney's lack of credibility when he talks campaign gibberish. Unfortunately, he never says anything.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Denver & Colorado state police follow unlawful orders A quick lesson about Constitutional, statutory and regulatory law, this piece explores how following unlawful orders can turn police into felons.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 17, 2011
Police action in Denver against "Occupiers"' assembly blatantly unconstitutional A discussion of the constitutionality of "Occupiers"' assemblies in the United States--specifically the Colorado contingent, which was rousted Oct. 14.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Class warfare is really 'class welfare' Thoughts on class warfare and cultural welfare and corporate personhood.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 31, 2009
Time to Get to the Front of the Health Care Parade The American people are so far ahead of the politicians in Washington, D. C., that President Barack Obama is in jeopardy of losing control of his own parade.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 2, 2009
'Bipartisan': Democratic cowardice, Republican obstructionist The term "bipartisan" has different meaning. Democrats use the term to hide their cowardice and Republicans use it as a code word for obstructing the will of the people. A pox on both their houses.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 13, 2008
GOP future views differ between beltway and country David Brooks' beltway view is myopic and one-dimensional. He doesn't see the complete picture of the future of the Republican Party.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 31, 2008
Obama will have a mandate only if he meets expectations As it becomes more and more clear that Barack Obama is likely to be the nation's 44th president, he will take to the office a mandate. That mandate, along with all the Democratic members of Congress, will last only as long as Obama meets some high expectations.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 21, 2008
G.O.P. collapse signals change in political fault lines The forthcoming election will be the demise of the Republican Party as a significant player in politics. That demise will forever alter the fault lines of American politics. Get ready for a new way of thinking.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 17, 2008
Government right to intervene in economic matters The U. S. government is the largest economic entity in the world and its leaders have an obligation to act in the best interest of the citizens of the country--not on behalf of corporations or any other special interest, only "We the people."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 16, 2008
Republican Party flirting with third-party status When the Republican Party loses next month's election by a landslide (or near landslide), it is likely to devolve into oblivion. Such things have happened in the past. Here's how I see it playing out.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 1, 2008
VP debate's likely awkwardness can be conquered by Biden Joe Biden has to be careful to not generate sympathy for Sarah Palin in Thursday's debate. His approach needs to be well thought out and executed. He should keep the focus on John McCain's weaknesses, not Palin's. Her weaknesses will be exposed by her own hand.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 30, 2008
McCain faces dilemma––lose big or lose bigger Despite his confusing positions on the economy and healthcare, and his shoot-from-the-hip, Bush-like, foreign policy tendencies, John McCain's most vulnerable by his choice for a VP running mate.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 25, 2008
Neocon ideas, free-trade theory discredited After the collapse of the financial markets the last two weeks, owing to lack of regulation and oversight, it's time to question the Neocons and their free-trade concepts. Truth be told, there never has been a successful free-trade economic system in the history of the world.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 25, 2008
Bush seems intent on defrauding America George W. Bush (the lesser) has submitted a $700 billion bailout that is nothing but a new way for corporate America to defraud taxpayers. Unfortunately for us, they are laughing all the way to the bank--with our money.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 20, 2008
McCain's health an issue; answers demanded Described as a "Dead Man Walking" and his chances of completing a single term of office as "pretty slim" by one doctor, John McCain needs to come clean with his health records. The public needs to know whether they will be facing Sarah Palin as president, which is as frightening and it is appalling.

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