Category Archives: Socialism

Be Careful What You Wish For

We Americans are conditioned to be consumers. It’s drilled into us almost from the time we’re born. We grow up thinking those kids on TV are having fun with the toy of the moment. As we grow older we are … Continue reading

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Sometimes It Sucks Being Right

I got into a conversation with a friend at the beginning of the year. I told him we as a country were in trouble (“screwed” might have been the word I used) thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. … Continue reading

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Try It, You Just Might Like It

My granddaughter loves Marc Brown’s series of stories about Arthur the Aardvark and his family. One of her favorites is called “D.W. The Picky Eater” in which for most of the book Arthur’s little sister D.W. refuses to eat most … Continue reading

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What A Real Pledge To America Would Look Like

Well, the Republicans’ Pledge To America is out, and to almost no one’s surprise it looks a lot like what they’ve been doing for the last two years. I had a draft of a point-by-point analysis ready last night, but … Continue reading

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Infiltration And Subversion

In the late 50s and early 60s conservative Republicans were unhappy with the direction their party was headed. Dwight Eisenhower was a popular President, but he could hardly be called highly conservative. The platform of the 1956 Republican National Convention … Continue reading

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Solidarity Forever

A lot has happened over the last couple of days, what with Christine O’Donnell kicking the legs out from under the Republican Party in Delaware and Carl Palladino getting the nod for the Republican side of the New York governor’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Measure The Drapes Just Yet

Conventional wisdom says the Democrats are going to fare badly in the midterm elections. The Republican base, whipped up by Fox News, the Koch Brothers and other anti-Obama forces, is ready to storm the polls. Democrats aren’t enthusiastic enough to … Continue reading

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