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Who Stole the American Dream????

I have a one word answer:  Reaganomics.  Like it or not. My Dad worked for Singer as an electrician during the 60’s.  It was a non-union job with pretty crappy pay and barely kept our heads above water.  I remember getting … Continue reading

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Boot Camp for Congressmen

When the Constitution was written, the founding fathers envisioned a nation where civic-minded citizens who won election to Congress would take a few years to serve their terms and then return to private life.  The fathers wisely saw the value of  … Continue reading

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The Daily Muse on Conversations with Health Insurers

My last official task of the day before leaving my office was to place a call to my health insurance customer service line.  I’m having a recurring problem with a series of claims for my child.  The frustrating thing is … Continue reading

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The Daily Muse on Taking Advantage of a Crappy Economy

Tonight I was wading through the home refinance package that I received from who I hope will be our new lender.  They want everything but the kitchen sink – copies of statements on all our financial accounts, pay stubs, insurance … Continue reading

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Sisterhood with Saudi Women

On June 17, a group of women in Saudi Arabia will start driving cars.  Does not sound like much, does it?  Except that women in Saudi Arabia are not permitted to drive.  And that is not all.  Under the guardianship system in Saudi … Continue reading

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Deja vu?

As I watch events unfold in Tunisia, Egypt and the rest of the Middle East I cannot stop myself from thinking that this is the second time in my adult lifetime that I have witnessed a major changing of the world guard.  I … Continue reading

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