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Drain the Swamp Thing…

Love or her politics, there was a moment, right when Nancy Pelosi ascended to the office of Speaker of the House, that it looked as though, she might actually do some “swamp draining.” Perhaps its a sexist thing, that women…

The State of Obama

As Barack Obama wrapped up his State of the Union speech, and ends his first year as our president, it’s more and more clear that not only was he our first African American president, he is our first real amateur.…

The End of an Era…

Last night in the town of Buffalo, New York, a luminous chapter in American cultural history closed with the last performance by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. While there could well be a few more shows lined up…

Fort Hood in Context…

It has been widely reported that before he opened fire on his fellow soldiers Maj Nidal Malik Hasan shouted “Allah Akbar,” or “God is great.” This, along with his Arabic name, naturally led to the conclusion that this was an…

The Hardest Choice

When asked why, after decades of opposition, German Chancellor Willy Brandt was suddenly ready to reverse himself politically and engage East Germany, his response was “I got smarter.” He did not, of course, get any smarter but what he got…

Thirty Cents on the Dollar…

Yup, thirty cents on every health care dollar, that’s what we pay health insurance companies. Think about that…and then ask yourself what you get for that thirty cents? We pay real estate agents a percentage because they know the business…

Obama’s 4th and 10

It is no overstatement to say that a, if not the, defining moment in Barack Obama’s presidency will come when he addresses the joint session of congress next Wednesday. While the topic will be health care reform the real subject…

Drowning in Fear

Once you really look beyond all the noise and the anger in America right now you see what is behind the chaos- not corporations, or right wingers, or socialists- but fear. Plain and simple fear. Those who are making the…