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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

‘Political & Politicians’ Archives

Civil Discourse and The Clash of Ideas

Civil Discourse and The Clash of Ideas

      By Lee H. Hamilton     The election of 2012 has called attention to how difficult it is for Americans to talk reasonably with one another about public policy challenges. Our civic dialogue — how we sort through issues and reason with one another — is too often lamentable. We live in a politically divided country. Congress, which ought to serve as the forum where politicians of diverse views find common ground, is instead riven by ... Full Story

Larimer County Clerk open for mail in ballots this

Larimer County Clerk open for mail in ballots this weekend

            Mail Ballot Drop-Off Locations Available Saturday & Monday More than 75% of all active registered voters in Larimer County have opted to vote by mail in the upcoming election.  “We’re very pleased that folks are taking advantage of this convenient way of voting,” says Scott Doyle, Larimer County Clerk and Recorder.  “Now we need to let those voting by mail know that they shouldn’t wait until the last minute to ... Full Story

The “Heart” of the 2012 Presidential Campaign

The “Heart” of the 2012 Presidential Campaign

        What a privilege we have in this country to vote for the person who is arguably the most powerful head of state in the free world. Those of us who enjoy personal involvement in politics find these campaigns driven by high spirits, high expectations and even higher emotions. However, there has been a new element introduced to the election this year – that of hatred. This isn’t just “simple” hatred but rather the kind that is so intimidating ... Full Story

Is America in decline?

Is America in decline?

  Tomgram: Ira Chernus, Ignoring American Decline   Failure and unintended consequences: these are often hallmarks of U.S. military interventions.  Who could have imagined, for instance, that forcing open the Kingdom of Japan at the point of U.S. Navy guns would eventually lead to bombs falling on ships from that same navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii?  Or who could have foreseen that attempting to tip the scales in favor of French colonial forces in Vietnam in the 1950s ... Full Story

GOP plays the Christianity card

GOP plays the Christianity card

                    The Myth of the Christian Right By Mary Shaw (about the author)   GOP politicians and their followers love to play the Christianity card. They wave their bibles and wag their fingers at anyone whose behavior doesn't pass their sanctimonious moral judgment. They call themselves Christians, but in Catholic school I was taught that Christians adore and follow Jesus Christ. These ... Full Story

Really, you’re still undecided?

Really, you’re still undecided?

  Here are some things to think about, if you’re still thinking about whom to elect president. One of Mr. Romney’s criticisms about the President is the loss of certain “green” businesses that the administration backed. Of those receiving funds, about 8 percent went into bankruptcy. “The Wall Street Journal, aiming for a comprehensive assessment, examined 77 businesses Bain invested in while Mr. Romney led the firm from its 1984 start until early 1999, to see how they fared ... Full Story

Fascist America: Are We There Yet?

Fascist America: Are We There Yet?

The barrage of anti-Obama ads fueled by corporate money should leave no doubt that Corporate America is trying to take over the democracy. They are using classic Nazi Fascist tactics as outlined in Mein Kampf. The classic disinformation campaign consisting of lies, the bigger the better, is a classic tactic espoused by Adolph Hitler. (Quote, "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.") It is apparent that the Republican Party and ... Full Story

Republican Hang-up on Sex

Republican Hang-up on Sex

              The Republican Hang-Up On Sex And Abortion By Michael Roberts (about the author) I'm not going to repeat the recent stupid and backward pronouncements by zany Republicans on the subject of sex, rape and abortion. Nor am I going to dignify the asinine comments by a set of   white guys in the Republican Party who see rape as "no big deal" and that if it is inevitable then the woman should "lie down and enjoy it." And ... Full Story

Rape is Rape

Rape is Rape

The Naked Truth About Rape By Mary Pitt (about the author) Recently there have been many political candidates, (all middle-aged men), making excuses and expounding their reasons for opposing abortions, even in the case of rape. Not mentioned in conjunction with these subjects, they also espouse the closing of Planned Parenthood and outlawing contraceptives, both for which they look forward to the possibility of voting... These men need some education and are apparently incapable of ... Full Story

America cowering

America cowering

              A Nation Armed to the Teeth but Living in Fear by: Dave Lindorff A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois in Urbana, showing that young children who are fearful in childhood are likely to be conservative when they grow up got me to thinking. It’s not just that a whole generation of kids who get regularly belted by their parents, who are warned that if they behave in a certain manner they’ll ... Full Story

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