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A few times per week, around noon time Every so often, we will post a few op-ed pieces from newspapers, mainstream websites, or elsewhere from the blogosphere: (more…)

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How hard can it be to get eligible citizens out to vote on election day with honest results? Should be easy, right? We are taught through grade school that once we are old enough everyone has a right to vote and every vote counts. You might think, there are laws in place today along with technology that makes the elections process simple. The poll taxes, literacy tests and physical violence of the Jim Crow era have disappeared with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, right?  (more…)

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Late Friday night Nancy Pelosi and the House of Representatives were burning the midnight oil trying to figure out a way to pass a health care bill. nancy-pelosi1 One problem remained, abortion. After years of pestering the democrats it once again reared its ugly head becoming a hurdle for the historic vote to take place. Ms Pelosi, an ardent defender of abortion rights, had no choice but to give in and allow a vote on Stupak’s amendment. In the end (more…)

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In Honor of the Best Costume Ever - USA Rocket Boy

In Honor of the Best Costume Ever - USA Rocket Boy

A few times per week, around noon time we will post a few op-ed pieces from newspapers, mainstream websites, or elsewhere from the blogosphere: (more…)

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Capitol Building - NightIt’s that time of the month when pollsters begin releasing their latest surveys into the national psyche of current events and hot topics.  For the most part, the latest numbers are not too surprising.  Obama is still rating favorably (51%).  Americans are still skeptical of health care reform (39% For; 41% Against).  But there were a few interesting items reported. Foremost, 80% of Americans say they are satisfied with their health care. But that’s not even the most shocking part of that high statistic. (more…)

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                                                Progressives are becoming more and more disheartened by the lack of progress to pass Universal Health Care by their Democratic leadership in Washington and are starting to vocalize their displeasure.  For example, on Friday’s Real Time with Bill Maher, guest Bill Moyers said, “too many Democrats have had their spines surgically removed.”  Over the last few weeks while Congress has been on recess, several liberal pundits and talk show hosts have shared this “spineless” critique of their elected officials.  Meanwhile, the polls have continued to drop against Obama; down to 50%, his lowest ever in the Gallup poll, led by a decrease in August by his largest support demos.  With all hell breaking loose at the Capitol, someone needs to step in and guide the Democratic Party.  That man?  Bob Dole.

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Sometimes you just can’t win.  That is how NBC/WSJ Pollsters must feel after they released their August poll regarding the national pulse on the Health Care debate. Progressives and Conservatives both came out crying foul – disagreeing with the phrasing of specific questions. Both sides feel their side of the debate was mis-represented to guide the answer in a certain direction or to make those replies look foolish when not given the correct context. (more…)

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