Archives in Category: Politics

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Less than Forty-Eight Hours, Part 2

In less than forty-eight hours, the incumbent President will leave the White House for the last time while the newly inaugurated President will begin his term of office. Even though this happens every four or eight years, each departing and

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Veteran’s Day

My bank is closed today and the local newspaper announced a ceremony on the bluff at the Korean War Memorial to honor that war’s veterans. So, even though this holiday doesn’t seem to have the recognition of others, I know

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Elliot Spitzer

Just when you think things can’t get crazier, they do. It’s only Tuesday, but already this week presidential hopefuls Clinton and Obama are feuding about second spot on the national ticket and who should have it. There are new casualties

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Bush’s Library

There is a hilarious article in the current issue (dated March 7) of The Chronicle of Higher Education. It asks readers to sketch their ideas for the forthcoming George W. Bush Presidential Library. All modern presidents have one, and evidently

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Kermit and the Mail

Super Tuesday is moving in, and my world will become political again. But for now, I’m basking in little things. Like studying snowflakes and savoring the taste of vodka and truly hearing the sound of silence (Not the song, the

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Primary Disappointment

In the past couple days, Republican Rudy Giuliani and Democrat John Edwards have dropped from the race for president. Giuliani now endorses John McCain, while — as of this writing — Edwards has not declared his preference between Hillary Clinton

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Nevada

Today’s is Nevada’s turn in the caucus spotlight. It’s three in the afternoon, and I can’t take it any more. I’ve watched Fox and CNN for the past hour, and most of what I’m hearing falls into two categories. First,

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Thoughts on Michigan’s Primary

Today is the Michigan State Primary, but from what I can see it’s a non-event. The Democratic National Committee put the state committee on notice that it will not recognize any Democratic delegates from Michigan at the summer convention in

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After New Hampshire

The second state to weigh in held its primary yesterday. Judging from the results, it’s going to be a long spring. Anybody who is interested has probably already learned the results, so I have other observations to ponder.

The efficacy

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Conservative vs. Liberal

A lengthy article in today’s local newspaper used the term “conservative Christian” several times. One interviewee, for example, said, “If conservative Christians get excited about a candidate and come out and vote . . . they’re a force to be

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