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The Threat of Fascism in 21st Century America

Fascism – a scary word.  Most of us do not know what fascism means – we just feel certain it has something to do with a bad method of government or of economic systems.  Fascism is a word like Communism or Socialism or Marxism – we don’t feel the need to understand the exact meaning […]

3May2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech

This is truly a lady of first class stature. This is a person who did not seek public attention – it has been thrust upon her by a successful husband. Mrs. Obama has risen to the occasion. She demonstrates an eloquence missing from the First Lady ranks since Jackie Kennedy. Here she is at the […]

26Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech | Continued
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A Season for Hope – Ted Kennedy

This writer grew up watching the Kennedy family. We watched and followed John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. We cried with the nation when those great men were assassinated. We were saddened when Senator Ted Kennedy seemed to fail the legacy. But Ted Kennedy is a man who demonstrates that there is salvation in America. […]

26Aug2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Florida Michigan Vote Solution

Son, I am almost amused at the political posturing by party political party leaders in Florida and Michigan. Charlie Christ, the Governor of Florida, is particularly outspoken. These folks don’t do anything that does not have some political advantage. This 2008 election process has not gone according to anyone’s plan and everyone is posturing after-the-fact. […]

7Mar2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Clinton Obama Hug after debate

Son, It was quite a debate. We have come to understand debate to mean confrontation and animosity. There was little if any of that last evening when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sat together to answer questions by Wolf Blitzer. Actually, the atmosphere was so cordial that one might have thought these two had already […]

1Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Clinton Obama Hug after debate | Continued
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Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate analysis by ORT

Son, This is a very good year in American politics. Senator’s Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been debating for a couple of hours. They have been cordial. They have talked about a variety of issues, and they have talked with clarity and detail. The best observation of the night is that these two agree […]

1Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate analysis by ORT | Continued
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Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate, 1-31-08, II

Son, The debate continues. To Obama: why are you qualified? Obama recounts his entire resume, “I have found that the leadership that is needed is someone who can bring people together… I respect Senator Clinton’s record but I believe that the skills that I have are the right skill that are needed right now…” To […]

1Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate, 1-31-08, II | Continued
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Clinton Ambushed Obama in Florida

Son, Hillary Clinton played a nasty game tonight. She ambushed Barack Obama in Florida. How so? There was no open competition. The Democratic National Committee chose not to recognize the Florida Primary because Florida chose to move the date of the Primary. The candidates had agreed not to campaign in Florida and to not accept […]

30Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Debates – good or evil

Son, There is value in our election process. The Founding Fathers debated the idea of having the popular vote. There were some who thought the idea was flawed. Some said only landowners should vote. Some said only those with an education should vote. Some wanted a Monarchy. The debate amongst the Founding Fathers – a […]

24Jan2008 | | Comments Off on The Debates – good or evil | Continued
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Edwards brings dignity to debate, 1-21-08

Son, The democratic debate was a series of heated exchanges between Clinton and Obama.  John Edwards brought the debate back to the issues.  Chris Matthews would probably say that women and black folk don’t know how to talk civilly.   The reality is that Obama and Clinton see each other as the competition because the […]

23Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Edwards brings dignity to debate, 1-21-08 | Continued
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Democratic Debate – January 21, 2008

Son, These folks are working hard to distinguish themselves from the crowd.  They have similar position on a variety of issues – so what is left to distinguish.  Leadership, character, honesty, courage…  This sounds personal – but I think there is purpose. Obama has been doing well – and that attracts attention.  Clinton and Edwards […]

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Democratic Debate – January 21, 2008 | Continued
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The Nevada Debate, 1-15-08, Domestic Issues

Son, The final section of the debate is on domestic issues – but the first question is on support of the military at college and universities and whether ROTC should be offered and military recruiters should be allowed on campus. Clinton says “Yes, they should allow recruiters and not do anything to disrespect the military.” […]

16Jan2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, economy

Son, The debate continues. Williams, Many financial corporations are selling shares overseas, how does this strike you? ” Hillary, “I am very concerned, these are called sovereign wealth funds and they are controlled by governmental entities.  We’ve got to know more about them… But let’s look at how we got here – our institutions made […]

16Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, economy | Continued
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Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, On race

Son, The debate is on.  Brian William is giving the introduction of a Q & A format.  Time Russert is there – unfortunately.  But Brian Williams is a fair journalist and will moderate his colleague.    It begins with race. BW to Clinton: How did we get here? Clinton, “MLK’s dreams have been realized.  Senator […]

16Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, On race | Continued