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Saturday, August 23, 2014

‘Guest column’ Archives

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

Washington Needs to Lead. Now

Washington Needs to Lead. Now

              By Lee H. Hamilton       A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a group of prominent business leaders that I’m still mulling over. We were talking about the intersection between business and government, and they were pretty unhappy. The chief target of their displeasure wasn’t any of the usual suspects, though. Instead of lambasting taxes or regulations, they were most worried about ... Full Story

Leadership in the White House

Leadership in the White House

In my own career in the military and a degree in personnel management, I have been able to observe people in positions of authority. I have been able to ascertain that there is a big difference between managers and leaders. I have observed many competent managers but real leaders are few and far between. Leaders engender trust and loyalty because in addition to managing, they take care of their people. A reading of the D-Day invasion and landing at Omaha beach will illustrate this point. ... Full Story

Something Biden said

  In My Image By Warren Isleib Something Biden said during the debate with Ryan stuck; I couldn’t shake it. One of the last questions referenced religious belief and views on abortion. Biden indicated that he believed abortion wrong, but could not impose his beliefs on others. After much review and consideration I can say his words sum up the basic difference between modern political philosophies. Forget the economic details, liberal or conservative thinking, or party ... Full Story

Of Republicans and Race Cards

Of Republicans and Race Cards

      Tomgram: Jeremiah Goulka, Playing the ID Card       Posted by Jeremiah Goulka at 6:30pm, October 14, 2012. It’s an election year for the record books -- or maybe Ripley’s Believe It or Not.  The Obama campaign has now raised close to $1 billion; “dark money” is pouring into the Republican camp and onto the airwaves; and it’s clear that earlier predictions of the first $2 billion presidential campaign are likely to fall short of the real ... Full Story

Romney’s magic economy plan

Romney’s magic economy plan

          Romney and his allies say the economy will just come back if he wins -- because the rich are on strike. He's wrong   By Andrew Leonard Romney was quite clear on this point in his infamous “47 percent” speech. Romney told his audience that “if we win on November 6th there will be a great deal of optimism about the future of this country. We’ll see capital come back, and we’ll see — without actually doing anything — ... Full Story

Investing in Progress

Investing in Progress

              By Josh Knauer As a software entrepreneur, I find it ironic to see people going online to rail against taxes and government spending. The Internet grew from government research financed by earlier generations of taxpayers. So did computers, GPS technology and many other technologies we take for granted today. The Global Positioning System (GPS) we access from our phones, computers and cars was developed and is still ... Full Story

Overwrought Empire

Overwrought Empire

        The Discrediting of U.S. Military Power By Tom Engelhardt Americans lived in a “victory culture” for much of the twentieth century.  You could say that we experienced an almost 75-year stretch of triumphalism -- think of it as the real “American Century” -- from World War I to the end of the Cold War, with time off for a destructive stalemate in Korea and a defeat in Vietnam too shocking to absorb or shake off. When the Soviet Union ... Full Story

Myths about public schools

Myths about public schools

        5 Biggest Lies About America's Public Schools -- Debunked Here's the truth behind 5 of the most destructive myths about public education. By Kristin Rawls October 1, 2012  | Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com Just weeks into the 2012-2013 school year education issues are already playing a starring role in the national conversation about America’s future. Because it’s an election year, the presidential candidates have been busy ... Full Story

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