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The New Pentagon Papers?

December 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Like everyone else, I’ve been hearing a lot about WikiLeaks lately and have been trying to decide how I feel about the disclosure of so much classified information stolen from our government.  I haven’t read all the stuff (and don’t plan to; who has that kind of time?) but I do have a few thoughts: […]

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Time to Modernize the Post Office

November 26th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I was just listening to a story about the Postal Service on NPR that asked if we would all be willing to drop Saturday mail delivery to cut costs.  Honestly, I would be willing to see Saturday delivery go; I really don’t think it would have a major impact on my life. But, on general […]

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Some Election Night Thoughts

November 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

A few thoughts and opinions on this Election Night: Things I Liked The heavy debate schedule in the Minnesota Governor’s race.  The three candidates for Governor had 26 debates.  If you didn’t get a chance to see these guys in action, you weren’t trying very hard. Watching PBS election coverage on Ustream while monitoring Twitter […]

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Enough with the Touch-Feely Garbage, Already!

January 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Good article at Slate: How Obama’s cool, detached temperament is hurting him and his party I think the author hit the nail on the head. I don’t think it would be good for the President to change his style, however. Public discourse in this country has become way too emotional and ignorant of facts. I […]

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Now Who’s Being Unpatriotic?

October 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Reading all the derision of the President’s Nobel prize and the positive joy some Americans seem to feel about Chicago losing the Olympics is getting really old. Claire McCaskill, Senator from Missouri, summed up my feelings really well on her blog: I feel that I’m in an alternative universe. For eight years some people called […]

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Will the Grownups Please Come Back and Take Charge?

September 5th, 2009 · No Comments

I try to remember that people with whom I disagree on politics are usually sincere and I, therefore, try to keep my tone moderate.  But I have to be honest.  This flap over the President’s proposed online message to kids next week on the first day of school makes me very angry and I’m running […]

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Tags: News · Politics

Tell Me Why I’m Wrong About Health Care Reform

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments

I just found out that one person who read my post on health care reform felt that the author (me) was “obviously mentally imbalanced”.  While the person who passed this on to me was angry about it, I mostly find it amusing. It also makes me curious, however.  I think that we need more discussion […]

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Why Do We Need Health Care Reform?

August 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

For weeks now, I’ve been trying to get my head around the whole health care mess so that I could write a long, comprehensive, well-thought-out post.  I figure that would be the best way for me to contribute to the process as our democracy sorts this out.  Problem is, it’s complicated.  And the situation is […]

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Tags: Family · Politics

How Does this Work Again?

July 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Despite China’s poor human rights record and authoritarian government, US companies have fallen all over each other to do business with the Chinese.  The US government, under both Democrats and Republicans have encouraged this business on the grounds that prolonged exposure to Western goods and markets will undermine the authoritarian regime by showing the Chinese […]

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I Didn’t Wear the Green

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

I will say right up front that I don’t know who actually won the election in Iran.  And I’m not sure anyone else does either.  In the aftermath of the election, the protesters have been out in force and the government has been cracking down harshly.  People all over the world have rightly condemned this […]

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