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I want to make something clear

I’ve long been a believer that a person should be able to argue/debate/dialogue without resorting to name calling and insults in order to prove their point.

With that in mind, I’d invite all of you (liberal and conservative) to try to aim a little higher when it comes to the rhetoric you choose to use. […]

Wall Street executive: “It’s not healthy for rich people to feel maligned”

As I read this article about wealthy Wall Street executives turning their backs on President Barack Obama and are instead donating to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, this gem caught my eye: “It’s not healthy for rich people to feel maligned,” the executive said.

Yeah, I really feel bad for all those rich folks who […]

Clueless Governor Rick Perry on Abstinence Education

Governor Perry is clueless about abstinence education as shown in this interview. […]

Mindset list 2015

My Alma Mater., Beloit College, is known for releasing their \"mindset list\" for the incoming freshman class of 2015.

It is basically a list to show you how old you have gotten and how young the college kids are. Here are some highlights:

23. There has never been an official Communist Party in Russia.


Evidence – Based Economics

The topic of the week here was economics, where Zach asked if we need another stimulus or if spending cuts are enough. Economist Dean Baker recently weighed in on this topic with a not so kind to President Obama essay, where he points out that exactly what we need is another stimulus!

President Obama […]

Republicans ready to raise taxes on millions of Americans

But I thought Republicans in Congress were opposed to any tax increases of any kind… Many of the same Republicans who fought hammer-and-tong to keep the George W. Bush-era income tax cuts from expiring on schedule are now saying a different “temporary” tax cut should end as planned. By their own definition, that amounts to […]

President Obama’s perilous pragmatism

Here’s a snippet from a blog entry that’s well worth a read… Liberals are weary of defending the President against charges he’s a socialist by pointing out he’s more conservative than Bush ever was. We voted for a Democrat. Is it too much to expect that he act like one? Are we wrong to wonder […]