Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

5 to go, will America make 250?

July 3, 2021

Forty-five years ago this weekend, I was between my Freshman and Sophomore years of High School.  A lanky Kansas farm kid who was now fully useful on either a tractor, combine, pickup or wheat truck. But the biggest event that summer for this budding history geek was that America had made it to 200. ...

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Manchin vs the Mob

June 12, 2021

Robert Miller, Billings, MT – Harold Zuckerman, East Hampton, NY – Barbara Baird, Rayland, OH – Matthew Lefluer, Albert, VT – Bruce Gasber, Summerfield, FL – Carol Hart, Napa CA – Kent Johnstone, Katy Times Reader – Leslie Darga, Edgewater MD – John Gacnik, Glenwood Springs, CO – Ronald Russo, Willoughby, OH, -George Rubertt,...

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Trump v Patton and the Biden disaster

June 5, 2021

There’s a scene in the movie Patton where Karl Malden playing Omar Bradley informs General George Patton (George C. Scott) that Third Army supplies are being diverted to British forces in the north to destroy German V-2 rocket sites targeting London. Patton suspects his war time rival, British general Bernard Montgomery, who he’d always...

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A trillion here, a trillion there. For what?

May 8, 2021

The second Iraq War and the twenty-year effort in Afghanistan have cost the U.S. treasury approximately $3 trillion dollars.  And that doesn’t account for the incalculable price of over 7,000 dead. Considering the state of affairs in those countries today, a cost/benefit analysis points strongly to the “not worth the cost” column. Domestically, a...

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A night of two Americas

May 1, 2021

“I will not impose any tax increase on people making less than $400,000.  But it’s time for corporate America and the wealthiest one percent of Americans to just begin to pay their fair share.” Those words are from President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress last Wednesday evening. And they are...

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Chauvin verdict only a pause

April 24, 2021

With former Minneapolis police office Derek Chauvin found guilty of killing George Floyd by a jury of his peers America itself entering an uneasy pause. We have breathed our personal sighs of relief, yet we also remain apprehensive of the next spark that could re-ignite the fires. And there is good cause for that...

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