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    What’s Nietzsche got to do with it?

    Nineteenth century philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s writings have insightful relevance in today’s politics.

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    Carrot or stick

    We are on the verge of a historic nuclear arms agreement with Iran. It is a testament to President Obama’s foreign policy bona fides. If realized, this diplomatic coupe will rival Nixon’s establishment of relations with China 43 years ago.

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    “Shining city upon the hill”

    Its original version, “city on the hill,” came from Massachusetts Bay Governor John Winthrop’s 1630s sermon derived from Matthew 5:14. It signified the belief that America is God’s country and Americans are exceptional.

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    Eyes on the prize

    So far no one has taken up the challenge, posed in my last column, to discuss real issues and meaningful solutions like mature adults. Instead they doubled down on their strengths – salacious innuendos, scandals from 20 years ago, ad-hominem attacks, and red-baiting. That’s what I ...

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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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