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Unprincipled

Unprincipled

In the birth announcement of what we now know as the American Republic, the political leaders of the day asserted two principles that previously had been absent from human experience. The first was the equality of all humans. The second was government based on the consent of the governed. The one follows from the other, […]

By October 31, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Merchandising Mitt

Merchandising Mitt

As E. J. Dionne put it on 14 October 2012, “You can imagine Romney someday saying: “Politicians are products, my friend.” There’s no other way to explain why a candidate would seem to believe he can alter what he stands for at will. His campaign has been an exercise in identifying which piece of the […]

By October 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
An Artful Perforamce

An Artful Perforamce

Romney’s debate performance on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, was a calculated and deliberate reversal of his most extreme beliefs for a quick political gain. Many people commended his performance. What we must fully understand is that what he did during the debate was a performance and absolutely nothing more. He knew that above all the […]

By October 10, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
The Debating Game

The Debating Game

Come all you fine citizens; listen while I sing, For the fate of our country is a momentous thing. It rouses anxiety that is a challenge to tame, And it makes us all part of the debating game. My name is irrelevant, and my age it means less. My home is quite modest, and I […]

Four Pitfalls on the Path to an Obama Victory

Four Pitfalls on the Path to an Obama Victory

With forty-six days remaining to the formal voting on 6 November 2012, it could be said with cautious optimism that victory is within the grasp of President Obama and the Democratic Party. There have been many encouraging signs from several national polls to polls in swing states. There are reasons to be confident and upbeat. […]

By September 30, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Open Letter to the President on the Debates

Open Letter to the President on the Debates

Dear Mr. President: On October 3, 2012, Mr. Romney will meet you in the first presidential debate. The Republicans and the Romney campaign are hoping that this will be the beginning of their comeback. It is generally known that Mr. Romney has the best coaching money can buy and that he has been preparing diligently. […]

By September 29, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
We Are Americans!

We Are Americans!

We like our heroes To be honest and true We wear our hearts Upon our sleeves We try to stand up for the best From our past and press forward to achieve the new We are Americans from the North, South, East, and West When we speak We have twangs and we have drawls We […]

By September 27, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
A Sincere and Personal Appeal

A Sincere and Personal Appeal

Dear Sister and Brother Citizen, I’m writing to tell you about a recent donation I made to President Obama’s 2012 campaign by going to this cite: http://www.barackobama.com/ It was $14. That is an amount I have given before and one I am likely to donate again. I am retired; my wife is still working; my […]

By September 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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