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    Lipstick on a pig

    If you can’t say what you are for, say what you are against. If you have no accomplishments of your own discredit your opponent’s accomplishments. When your party’s Congress is truly the worst Congress (21% approval), falsely claim the other party’s president is the worst...

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    Let the American people decide

    According to Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, the State of the Union is to give an assessment of the nation with emphasis on the economy and the budget. And so the president did.

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    Theater of the Absurd

    “It’s been two weeks and no grand economic strategy. There is no need. They know the momentum from Obama’s economy will continue to improve in 2015 and 2016 and they will take credit for it because it happened under their watch….”

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    A look back

    We’ve come a long way baby. We’ve experienced dramatic rebound since the Great Recession of 2008/2009. “U.S. Economy Finishing Strong” in the Dec. 25 issue of the Fresno Bee says it all. Gas prices have gone from $4.10 per gallon to $2.30 per gallon (http://fuelgaugereport...

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    Fifty shades of racism

    Discussing racism is a taboo in America. In our own families, we all have something we just don’t talk about for various reasons – embarrassment, shame, pain, guilt, etc. Why is it any different as a nation? Our history books are rife with American exceptionalism but bereft of the ...

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    Understanding Ferguson

    Of course Darren Wilson is innocent. As he said, he did his job and acted accordingly. He feared for his life. In 1991, Rodney King was severely beaten by four officers with 20 others standing by and watching. Three officers stated that they feared for their lives. Rodney King was a very large man...

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    Now what?

    Congratulations to the Republican Party on their stunning victories in the House, Senate and Governorships albeit under dubious circumstances. My previous column, “A mockery of democracy,” explains my skepticism; nevertheless, we now must reap what we’ve sown.

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    Mockery of democracy

    Well, Tuesday's election has come and gone but as I write this column on Halloween, it's four days before the election and I have no idea what the outcome will be. So there are no sour grapes here. No matter which party prevails, the loser to be sure is American democracy.

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    A real live experiment

    The mid-term election is fast approaching. There are great expectations that Republicans will gain control of the senate. And if they take the presidency in 2016, conservatives believe that America will again be, as Reagan said in his farewell address, that "shining city upon the hill."

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    From sea to shining sea

    Admiral John Nathman, USN (Ret.), former Commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command under President George W. Bush: "There are serious risks to doing nothing about climate change. We can pay now or we're going to pay a whole lot later. The U.S. has a unique opportunity to become energy independent...

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