Category Archives: Political

Explain it to me, Tom

This article, by Lee Marcus, is published here with permission of the author. EXPLAIN IT TO ME, TOM Children’s literature has a parable for our times in The Emperor’s New Clothes, by Hans Christian Andersen. It goes like this: the … Continue reading

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Love it or leave it

During the Vietnam war, we were often urged to love it or leave it. If you didn’t have a flag pin in your lapel, if you had long hair, were a university student or graduate, or were suspected of voting … Continue reading

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Push back

In Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain wrote about a black lawyer from the free state of Illinois, well dressed and riding a horse. Pa Finn was outraged; how could a black man have a horse when he didn’t? Did President Obama, … Continue reading

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Discarded talking points

Anyone abusing their power to spy on a campaign in America must be held accountable.–Rep Tom Reed, May 17, 2019 No one is above the law.–Rep Tom Reed, May 17, 2019 What sort of people have we become? Honesty Constitution … Continue reading

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Liberty U. commencement address

Leonard Pitts, Jr. discusses VP Pence’s commencement address … when Pence warned the graduates about being derided for their beliefs, he obviously had neither the poor nor the outcast in mind. So, as everyone who heard him surely understood, what he … Continue reading

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Two New Yorks

I know in the past a lot of people have pooh-poohed it, but I think the time has come.–Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece, Monroe County, who has sponsored a secession referendum bill since 2009 “We’re all one family here, let’s keep … Continue reading

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H.R. 2213–will this bill become law?

H.R. 2213–will this bill become law, should it?“ For more than two decades, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit has proven to be highly effective in ensuring individuals on public assistance can make the transition to private sector jobs. In fact, … Continue reading

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