Tag Archives: Politics

Independent Voting

People often say—or write—”I’m an independent. I vote for the man (woman), not the party.” Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Nobody wants to follow blindly or be taken for granted, so being an independent sounds like a well-thought-out position to take, … Continue reading

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Language

Every time I go to get a pedicure (yes, men do get pedicures), I’m reminded of one of my pet peeves. In my experience, employees of nail salons are about 99% Vietnamese. Most speak just enough English to determine whether … Continue reading

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Fair Play

Although I try to steer clear of politics with this blog, there are times that issues of such overriding importance arise it would be shirking my duty as a citizen of this great republic not to discuss them. I don’t … Continue reading

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Understanding Politics

WANA: We may not have it all together, but together we have it all. J. Holmes, in Author Piper Bayard’s fine blog, keeps us all up to date on current events and international affairs, but that doesn’t inform us about … Continue reading

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Political Parties

Are you a Republican or a Democrat? Well, actually, David, I’m not either one. I’m an independent. Oh, really? How’s that working out for you? When’s the last time an independent won a major political office? Okay, you’re right. Joe … Continue reading

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AP Writer Twists Netanyahu’s Words

Josef Federman wrote a highly biased report for the Associated Press which appeared in this morning’s edition (Wednesday, May 25) of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. It presumably appeared in other papers across the country. His headline read, “A fuller look … Continue reading

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Redistricting

A little long today, but it’s an important subject. ‘Tis the season to redistrict—and to whine about redistricting. As every third-grader probably knows, we have a new census every ten years. Once the census is completed and we know the … Continue reading

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Making Sense of the Health Insurance Debate–Part I

It is not the purpose of this blog to make popular statements. It is our purpose here to expose you to truths about insurance in general today and, in our next blog, health insurance—truths that have by-and-large been lost in … Continue reading

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Your Government at Work

My apologies for using the words “government” and “work” both in the same title. I suppose such oxymorons should be avoided. As caregiver for my ninety-plus year-old mother, it’s my job to collect her income and pay her bills. This … Continue reading

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