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Regaining the Center

Commentary on the Politics of Division

Last Build Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:11:53 +0000


What Is Reform?zukunftsaugen

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:06:30 +0000

Candidate Donald Trump and the GOP in general campaigned on the pledge to overhaul the Federal Tax Code and “reform it”. Hmmm. Both the House and the Senate have unveiled their visions of tax reform and for the clear eyed, one should not be surprised with the comment, “what tax reform”? Tax cut, maybe, but […](image)

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Did It Start With Bill?zukunftsaugen

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:23:44 +0000

Sexual abuse and the country’s awakening to it prevalence, seems center stage in American’s minds.   With each revelation, there are cries of “how could this have happened” and the call for immediate “resignation” from what ever occupation the abuser might now occupy. Harvey Weinstein has become the abuser poster child, characterizing the male who […](image)

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Wrong Side Of Historyzukunftsaugen

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:17:48 +0000

It is difficult to imagine an Administration which has gotten so many obvious situations incorrectly. President Trump and those he has appointed to various Cabinet posts appear set on choosing the positions both factually wrong and on the wrong side of history. But for a “showman”, there is only the showman’s position that counts. The […](image)

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Give Me More, Just Not Roy Moorezukunftsaugen

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 15:25:09 +0000

Louis C K, he is not. Judge Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for the US Senate, underscores the depths that parts of the GOP have sunk and the extremes, Republicans are willing to go to solidify their Titanic position. In a few weeks, Alabama voters will choose their next US Senator in a special election […](image)

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Education and Ethicszukunftsaugen

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:58:49 +0000

Recently there was another “hack”, this time on a Bermudan law office, Appleby. The trove of newly released information carry the title, “Paradise Papers”. In addition to Wilbur Ross, the Queen of England, and Bono, the papers also contained some surprising information on Texas Christian University and Indiana University. The New York Times reports that […](image)

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Politically Correct And Stupidzukunftsaugen

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:04:40 +0000

Danica Roem became the first transgender person to win a Virginia State House seat. Congratulations, of course, but what are the headlines in most news reports all about? Is the conventional wisdom that transgender persons are in some way incapable of holding an elected office? Or is the subtext, that the Virginians are too opposed […](image)

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Reading Election Tea Leaveszukunftsaugen

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:56:20 +0000

Today is the morning after. Yesterday an off year election was held which featured two high profile governorships at stake. Democrats won both (Virginia and New Jersey) and surprisingly across the country, Democrats picked up previously Republican held offices. What was behind this Democrat resurgence? Money was not a factor even though there was plenty […](image)

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Want To Be A Sucker?zukunftsaugen

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:28:17 +0000

How can any sensible person turn away from lower taxes? Freedom Partners Action Fund, an organ of the Koch Brothers network, is spending real money on television ads which appeal directly to “middle class” families and implore them to contact their Congress Member and demand Congress pass the pending tax cut bill. Is this Democracy […](image)

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What Is Harassment?zukunftsaugen

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:17:46 +0000

Recent news no longer centers on ISIS, or even North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.There is always space for commentary on the President’s latest tweets to be sure. But the main spot light is on sexual harassment in the workplace, and not just in the United States. Public figures in Great Britain and France have been identified […](image)

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The Other Side Of The Coinzukunftsaugen

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 16:46:46 +0000

House Republicans have just released their proposed tax code rewrite. Experts are rushing to digest the proposal and perform the difficult task of assessing how this Republican bill will impact Americans. Wait, wait… if you are wealthy, you do not need to worry. This Republican plan will treat you well and provide opportunities for clever […](image)

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