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Medicaid too Critical to Decimate

June 20, 2017

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It’s a harsh reality that the U.S. cannot afford to cover the current number of Medicaid recipients with the current level of benefits without raising taxes. And more people are being added to Medicaid as our nation’s age of citizens grows older. Just how expensive is Medicaid? Republicans in the U.S. House were able to […]

Populist Movement Fading

June 13, 2017

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People around the world are finding out that populist movement leaders do not get results. A populist movement in the United Kingdom is fading as British Prime Theresa May lost her Conservative majority in the House of Commons following a snap election. It is reported that she might be ousted as prime minister by her […]

Return to Political Center

June 6, 2017

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We live in an age where political discourse is defined by internet memes; therefore, it is  iconography and symbols that compress complex ideas into short bursts for the age of social media. Donald Trump’s most ardent online supporters often brag that they “memed a president into office.” And Trump uses Twitter to get his message […]

Assault On Press, Assaults Us All

May 30, 2017

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You may call this surprising, but I don’t, that a reporter was assaulted by a political candidate. Truth is, it is not surprising at all in today’s world. For those who hadn’t heard: Greg Gianforte, a Montana Republican who was running for Congress, and who was elected the following day, was charged with misdemeanor assault […]

Republicans Determine Trump’s Future

May 23, 2017

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President Donald Trump commits some colossal trespass, and frenzied friends and foes ask” “Is this it? Is it curtains for The Donald?” The current frenzy feels like the biggest one yet, but so did all the earlier ones. Trump’s latest misstep is a triple play of recklessness (firing James Comey, giving key intelligence to Russia […]

Even Real News Can Be Fake

May 16, 2017

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Looking at news sometimes it is difficult to know what is real and what is fabricated, and to know the difference actually matters. We are all entitled to our own opinions, but we are not entitled to change facts. People of good faith and inquisitive minds can transcend their biases, and reach across the intellectual […]

Meramec Dam Could Stop Flooding

May 9, 2017

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The main purpose of Meramec River Dam was flood control, but on August 8, 1978, voters stopped construction as the main portion of the dam was underway. Today, such a dam would have controlled flooding on the Meramec River, and we would not have experienced a 92 year and a 84 year flood in about […]