Recess is Right!

Congress is fleeing Washington for what is customarily referred to as “summer recess”.  Recess is right!  Congressional members have been acting like school children, unable to play fair or learn to cooperate with one another. RECESS.  Isn’t that for a break after co
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Paid To Do Nothing

Can you imagine there could be a job where you got paid to do nothing?  What a dream! Surely such a job does not exist;  na, not in reality. But such a job does exist and 535 people are doing that job today.  There are 435 U.S. Congressional Representatives and 100 Senators who are de
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Yankin’ Your Chain

Please, everyone stop with the game set in place by Rush Limbaugh.  As an old friend of mine used to say, “He’s yankin’ your chain“.  But it is more than that, Limbaugh is manipulating; and doing a fine job at that. Limbaugh need not be given the platform to &#
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today I am walking in my city in the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk -a-Thon.  Each year I walk to remember that the country I live in no longer sanctions the inhumane practice of slavery.  And I am so glad.  I don’t think I could live in a country where such a thin
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Barbershop democracy

Haircut any one?   Step in to the Washington D. C. barbershop and get a buzz cut that will leave you wanting to wear a hat on your head for the foreseeable future.  (Sorry, but that is a really bad haircut!) There is no deal from the so-called “Super Committee” and the dea
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Could it be US? (U.S.)

The politicking and intrigue within the EU as the Greek debt crisis continues, bears more resemble to a roller coaster ride than a effort at problem-solving serves as a good object lesson for those of us in the U.S.  As the presidential gamesmanship continues in the U.S. it remains th
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A Day of Dignity

This past weekend in every corner throughout the United States ceremonies were held in honor of the ten year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 9/11.  On display for all the world to see was the sense of dignity that symbolizes the best of democracy.  Democracy, with all of its e
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Really Mr. President?

Really Mr. President? The U.S. stock market has exhibited a downward spiral that sent Americans and others around the world in to a state of uncertainty about the future and fear about the present.  The debt ceiling deal did not calm the markets and the reality of globalization rang &
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