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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 03:40 pm
Thank God for Congress, right? When things get out of balance in America, we can always count on our legislative stalwarts to recalibrate the scales of justice. Take greed, for example. Wall Street ba...
Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:19 am
It’s back. The Patriot Act – that grotesque, ever-mutating, hydra-headed monstrosity from the Bush-Cheney Little Shop of Horrors – has risen again, this time with an added twist of O...
Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:14 am
Ironically, June is both the month of the summer solstice and of America’s biggest annual blizzard. I don’t mean a weather event blowing in from the Arctic, but a merciless storm of words ...
Thursday, June 13, 2013 09:30 am
If you’re covered in political stink, it might be prudent to avoid yelling “dirty politics” at others. Lately, a mess of right-wing tea party groups have been wailing nonstop that th...
Thursday, May 30, 2013 10:28 am
My state of Texas seems to have an inordinate share of nincompoops in public office. But it’s only fair that officeholders from other places be considered before deciding which state is the ninc...
Thursday, May 23, 2013 02:24 pm
At last, some excellent economic news for folks long-mired in the stagnant labor market! At least, those were the headlines recently trumpeted across the country. “Jobs Spring Back,” excla...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 08:57 am
Big doings in Big D – the George W. Bush Presidential Library is open for business! What a piece of work it is: a $250 million, 226,000-square-foot edifice on 23 acres in Dallas. His brick-and-l...
Thursday, May 2, 2013 06:20 am
In most state legislatures today, “off the wall” has become the political center, and bizarre bills are no longer unusual. Still, it seems strange that legislators in so many states &ndash...
Thursday, April 25, 2013 01:21 pm
Earth Day cometh – the 43rd year of this national focus on the state of our globe. So, how is Earth doing? Should we be weeping ... or cheering? Both. The first step to any recovery is recogniti...


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