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UGA professor: Violence at Trump rallies shows dangers of ‘good guys’ with guns on campus — Get Schooled

With students and faculty waiting to see if Gov. Nathan Deal will veto the legalization of guns on public college campuses, University of Georgia professor Peter Smagorinsky explains why campus carry is a bad idea. He raises an issue brought … Continue reading

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So Pope Francis  acknowledged in an interview published last week that the Catholic church needs to end the obsession with abortion, contraception and gays because it’s hurting the overall mission of the church. Good for him! The world is astounded … Continue reading

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What a great racket for Republicans!!!

What a great racket for Republicans!!! Defund the State Department so there is inadequate funding for security at embassies and when unrest hits, Benghazi happens.  Use it to attack President Obama and Hilary Clinton, accusing them of deliberately allowing Americans to … Continue reading

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Way to Go, IRS!

Excellent job justifying the fears of the federal government-phobic right-wing!  Big Brother really is watching you……or at least targeting your favorite Tea Party groups’ 501(c)4 status.  Thank you for making it harder for me and other progressives to advocate for a … Continue reading

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What a Deal!

So……Congress finally did something – came up with a plan to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and no one is happy about it.  There are no spending cuts and not enough rich people got a tax increase.  And the can gets kicked … Continue reading

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What Were You Doing at 8:46 AM EST on 9/11/01?

I was in my office in Atlanta, Georgia on an international call to Tübingen, Germany with Ulrike, the tax accountant for our German subsidiary.  A co-worker burst into my office and announced that a plane had crashed into the World Trade … Continue reading

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The Problem with Blue-Collar White Guys

The latest polls indicate that President Obama’s worst demographic is white, non college educated men.  Only 29% of this group is likely to vote for him.  I believe it.  Whenever I listen to call in programs on C-span and POTUS,  … Continue reading

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An Open Note to Congressional Republicans

So, the Republicans are mad.  They did not get their way yesterday.  Their slam-dunk repeal of the Affordable Care Act did not happen.  Rumor has it that Chief Justice Roberts changed his mind late in the game.  I like to … Continue reading

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David Walker: Advocating Sanity and Common Sense In Washington DC

I heard David Walker interviewed on the May 4 edition of  Washington Journal on CSPAN.  I love this guy.  He’s a sane voice in the chaos and insanity that passes for government in 2012.  It’s the second time I’ve heard … Continue reading

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It’s a Gas!

So……it stands to reason that if the recent rapid increase in gas prices was all President Obama’s fault, then the even more recent, rapid decrease in gas prices is the President’s doing as well!  I heard on GMA this morning … Continue reading

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