Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Triumph of the Old New Left: UK Labour moves away from the centre

By ann summers A perhaps stunning victory for a party frustrated with recent defeats, and with perhaps the infusion of underrepresented elements, the leadership of the UK Labour Party has risen/fallen in a 59% vote for a repudiation of the … Continue reading

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Day of Infamy for a Seventh Grader

by Chuck Stanley All of us have a Day of Infamy. For younger people, it is probably 9-11-2001. For older people, perhaps the assassinations of Dr. King, Bobby Kennedy, or President Kennedy. In my case, it is Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SARDONIC

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”  “Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”  “I hate writing, I love having written.” “By the time you swear you’re his, Shivering and … Continue reading

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The 2016 Discourse should be about Quality not Quantity; Debates should be less like Thunderdome and more like a Conversation

By ann summers The number of political debates seems irrelevant in an age of DVRs, YouTube, and podcasts but this is the moment when the Democratic party could actually use the format to finally crush the GOP and its commitment … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: September 8, 2015

The Constitution is quite clear. Article VI, paragraph 3, states that: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several … Continue reading

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BY NONA BLYTH CLOUD Whenever a small group hungers for power over a larger group, the weapons they use are the same:  Terror and Guile. The larger the target area in geography, the greater the population, the more Guile must … Continue reading

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By Grabthar’s hamster, will no one rid us of this troublesome publicity?

By ann summers (née Puffball Petrovsky) There’s no such thing as a bad persecution for Ted Cruz. As much as one may try any publicity whether organized PR or not, it may have long-lasting intended and unintended consequences. Apparently the Rowan … Continue reading

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