Tag Archives: George W. Bush

Is the Great Recession really over?

I did not realize that we are many years into President Obama’s economic boom times.  Reportedly, the Great Recession ended only a couple months after our President took office, but that must be former President Bush’s fault.  Yet, to me, … Continue reading

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Dakota Meyer (Medal of Honor Recipient, Afghanistan) and the State of Our Military

In October 2012, Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer spoke at the Pritzker Military Library about the fight at Ganjigal, Afghanistan.   His talk provides unfiltered first person testimony about our troops’ experiences in Afghanistan. Having listened to a number of … Continue reading

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Top 4 Lessons from Election Day 2012

What does yesterday’s election mean?  SNAFU – situation normal all fucked up. Let’s look at the federal results: (1) incumbent President re-elected, (2) no net change to party strength in the Senate, and (3) Republican majority retained in the House.  … Continue reading

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Voting the Lesser of Two Evils?

It is common to condemn the voting strategy of voting for the lesser of two evils, but is this common “wisdom” correct?  I think not.  Let’s look at actual reality to understand why voting the lesser evil is a reasonable … Continue reading

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Not an Emergency, but a Suicide Attempt

Are our current economic problems an emergency?  Politicians in both parties have said so and claimed that we have to abandon principles, act for the sake of action, and when those actions fail we must blindly act again. In The … Continue reading

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Our Racist Public Schools

While Democrats are quick on the trigger with fallacious rhetorical partisan charges of racism against critics of President Obama, their silence is deafening when it comes to actually racist government policies.   Previously, I mentioned the Obama Administration filing a petition … Continue reading

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The End of American Civil Society?

A piece that I wrote in early January 2009 seems especially relevant now that we have experienced more than three years of the Obama Administration and continued economic decline. The other night I was watching a heart rending story about … Continue reading

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