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    Bernie’s America

    Besides Bernie Sanders, the most notable “democratic socialist” is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was elected to an unprecedented four terms. Would today’s voters, transported in time to the Great Depression, have voted for FDR? Hell yes. Would voters in 1932, transported to...

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    American-style socialism - what are we afraid of?

    “If it wasn’t for capitalism, you wouldn’t be driving this car, hypocrite.” This was a note left on a Chevy Volt sporting a Bernie Sanders and “Democracy, End Corporate Rule” bumper stickers in the parking lot at Vons.

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    A Boy Scout solution

    Political attacks come sooner every election cycle just like Spring season. Could it be the result of human-caused global warming? Ha ha.

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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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