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Monthly Archive for February, 2010

CORPTOCRACY

The American people do not like the Supreme Court’s recent Citizens United ruling that opens the floodgates to corporate spending on political campaigns.  In recent polling large majorities of Americans from across the political spectrum want Congress to pass new laws limiting corporate spending on our elections.  Senator Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, has put forward […]

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SUMMIT POST SCRIPT

Watched all 7 hours of Blair House Health Care Reform Summit.  While the media appears to fall into the “Republicans succeeded today” camp, I have to say that in the end as we look back at today over the next few months, we will see that Obama actually prevailed. He was reasonable, gracious, intelligent, and commanding.  Health […]

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HEALTH CARE SUMMIT

GOOD LUCK TODAY, MR. PRESIDENT! [NICK ANDERSON | Houston Chronicle]A Times Editorial Today’s the day.  President Obama has extended an invitation to Congressional leaders, both Republicans and Democrats, to meet with him in a six-hour televised Health Care Reform summit at Blair House across the street from the White House.  This is an opportunity for […]

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POLITICS DETERMINED BY PHYSIOLOGY

Science takes us closer and closer to understanding our world, and ourselves.  We were inspired by Nicholas Kristof’s recent article  in the New York Times about the differences between how Conservative and Liberal brains work.  We did a bit of Internet searching and found some fascinating articles about the new science of physiology and political […]

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DEMS FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE

So, it’s time to put away the old refrain, “Democrats aren’t fiscally responsible, and the Republicans are.”  Here’s a graph that puts that lie to bed for good.         National Debt Graph                  White House Data on Gross National Debt   This graph demonstrates that when debt to GDP is compared between Democratic Presidents […]

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TAX CUTS GOOD? — TAX INCREASES BAD?

“Small Government and Tax Cuts = Good!” Great slogan, too bad it doesn’t work out in the real world. Take a look at what’s going on in Colorado Springs right now —here’s where ideology meets reality. We lived in Colorado Springs in the ‘90s and saw for ourselves what the ultra-conservative political climate has wrought […]

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IS THE US POLITICALLY UNSTABLE?

We’re losing our ability to lead in the world. The financial crisis caused by greed on Wall Street has hobbled our ability to influence friends and foes. But even more alarming, new questions about the United States are being raised around the world. Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist, reported from the Davos World Economic […]

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CLN INAUGURAL POST

The definition of conservative applies most aptly today…conservatives are mired in the status quo with no new ideas for our future.

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