Hands Off Social Security

March 7, 2018

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There has been much controversy regarding Social Security benefits lately. I paid into the Social Security Administration my entire working life of over 60 years. I was assured that I would receive the dividends due me from my investment in that program. I depend on these dividends to survive. The government was to put the […]

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Guns and Immigration

February 28, 2018

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Set aside what you think of guns or immigration as a matter of public policy or even morality. Instead, think of them as dye-markers of how our cultural politics and the nature of the two political parties have changed over time. In the 1990s, it was common for Democrats to fret over both illegal and […]

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Congress Should Make All Laws

February 10, 2018

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I need not tell you that the American populace has a rather conflicted opinion of their chief executive. To an astonishing degree, what defines Donald Trump’s first year as president varies wildly depending on how one views him. And how one views him has become the fault line in American politics. Is this the way […]

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Weaponized Immigration Rhetoric

January 31, 2018

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A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but that logic doesn’t apply to immigration-related rhetoric. President Donald Trump in his State of the Union speech along with political leaders and activists have weaponized specific words in an ongoing battle for the hearts and minds of the American people. For example, take “chain […]

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Trump’s Racist Words

January 22, 2018

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President Trump attacked African and Haiti nationals as undesirable to come to the United States recently. He has halted several Muslim nations, by executive order, from permitting their citizens to enter the United States. This nation was built by the “tired and poor” and moved forward by “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Those of […]

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Enact Law Protecting Dreamers

January 15, 2018

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If we decide to send the Dreamers and those who are here on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) back to their country of origin, then we should also teardown the Statue of Liberty and send it back to France as well. I’m sure France could find a home somewhere, where the Statue will represent something other […]

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Germany Starts Enforcing Hate Speech Law

January 1, 2018

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Germany is enforcing a law that demands social media sites move quickly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material. The law gives networks 24 hours to act after they have been told about law-breaking material. Facebook, Twitter and YouTube will be the law’s main focus, but is is also likely to be applied […]

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