Category Archives: Politics and Current Events

Posts dealing with politics of the day and general political philosophy.

Let’s go living in the past.

Recent news events have a theme, as All Things Considered astutely reported today. Nobody is quite clear what the state of and what to do about the issue of race in our country at this point in history. I wholeheartedly … Continue reading

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The Party of Fear

W was re-elected by inciting a sense of fear among voters. Al Qaeda was still rampant, Bin Laden has not yet been caught, we are fighting two wars (unfunded and at least one incited under false grounds) and there could … Continue reading

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My New Center

So JP, you want to talk about a New Center. I see your vision and ideals for it. Let me offer mine. What characterizes the New Center for me? Is it the will of the people? Splitting the difference? A … Continue reading

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JP, You are correct, but vain

So JP you accuse Obama of being conservative. The complaints you lodge, evidence you site, I cannot dispute. He’s tried to negotiate with the Right regarding taxes, budget policy, and all things fiscal. He has maintained many of the Bush-era … Continue reading

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Washington or Wall Street?

Check this excerpt from the Wash Post: Oct. 23, 2011, What do Americans hate more: Washington or Wall Street? (Robert S. McElvaine, a professor of history at Millsaps College, is the author of “The Great Depression: America, 1929-1941.”): In the … Continue reading

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Let Me Try This Agenda Thing

Look, JP. We know this stuff. The Tea Party is pro “Christian,” anti-tax. Pro defense, but anti any of the current military projects. Pro-capitalism, and anti-Obama. Pro AM talk radio, but anti mainstream media. Pro-life, and anti climate change. Pro … Continue reading

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The Center

Jim, thanks for defining the center right here. I think what we have is a misunderstanding of definitions. I accept your definition of the center, and don’t see that echoed at all in what our media or punditry call the … Continue reading

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