Obama’s Choices Among Boehner’s Disasters

July 26, 2011

I’m going to be away for a few weeks and it looks like all heck will be breaking loose in Washington while I’m away. Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to figure out President Obama’s options. Read the rest of this entry »


The Climate is like an Angry God

July 19, 2011

I’ve had a lot to say recently about the economic snake oil being poured in the House of Representatives. I’ve been talking about it because it’s so current. Mishandling the economy has become a Republican trademark since the Great Depression, and they’re so impressed by their foolishness that they keep repeating the same time-tested mistakes. I’ve been talking about it because it is going to do so much harm. But the truth is, it is not what I think is the most important issue facing us. Read the rest of this entry »


Non Sequiturs

July 19, 2011

President Obama said he wants to close tax loopholes. Representative Boehner responded that the American people won’t accept tax increases on job creators in a depression. If I were Will Shortz, the NY Times and NPR Weekend Sunday puzzlemaster, I’d ask how many non sequiturs you can find in that response. If I were William Shakespeare, I’d plead “Let me count the ways.” Read the rest of this entry »


What’s a loophole to a Republican?

July 12, 2011

Congressional Republicans keep changing the rules. Now they want to make a deal that doesn’t include any tax code reform. That, they say, would be the same as new taxes. And we all know Republicans don’t want to pay their taxes. They want Democrats to pay taxes – for them. Read the rest of this entry »


Patriotism, Responsibility and Crybabies

July 5, 2011

On this 4thof July week, who are the patriots? Lots of us hung American flags. And lots of us went to see the fireworks. But folks, I don’t consider that real patriotism. It’s too easy to put out a flag and watch fireworks. And it doesn’t solve any of the problems of this country. So yes, I put out a flag and I watch fireworks. But I don’t confuse that with real patriotism, patriotism that responds responsibly to the needs of this country. Read the rest of this entry »


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