Category Archives: conservatives

The strawmen that define the #GOP

This Education Week article, “Education Continues to Struggle for Airtime in GOP Debates,” might be behind a paywall, so let me just offer 2 fun facts from it and end with my own conclusions about what it has to tell … Continue reading

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How is it possible that I agree with Goldwater while today’s conservatives don’t?

I realize that this will make some people uncomfortable and perhaps even angry. It needs to be talked about. Every thinking person regardless of political persuasion, party affiliation, or religious leaning knows (or should know) the following to be true. … Continue reading

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What Costco has to teach the 99-percenters who think they’re Republicans

It’s not complicated. Every retailer, restaurant, and corporation in America can do what Costco is doing, but they don’t. Why is that? I think it’s because the people who own and run these businesses refuse to look beyond next quarter’s … Continue reading

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The Banana Republic and Baby Boomers

The rampant corruption of our political system is masterfully distilled by Lawrence Lessig to the barest elements in this video.   America truly has become a Banana Republic operated by and for the benefit of the rich. We let that … Continue reading

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Main Street: Your recovery will come from the left, not the right. #GetMoneyOut #NeverForget915

The American public got played (again) for chumps back in 1999 when we weren’t in the streets protesting Slick Willy’s signature of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. It wasn’t the first time. It undoubtedly won’t be the last time, either, unless we’re … Continue reading

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