Deep Divisions Behind Shutdown

Who benefits if – as seems certain – the federal government is forced to lock its doors tomorrow? Not the Republicans, certainly. The latest polls show the public is more likely to blame them than the Democrats. So will the Democrats benefit? Not much. Voters are complicated. It is no sure bet that they will […]
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On This Day In Jamaican History: Dr. Olive Lewin OD

On This Day In Jamaican History:  On September 28th, 1927 Jamaican author, social anthropologist, musicologist, and teacher Dr. Olive Lewin OD in Vere was born in Clarendon, Jamaica.  She is probably best known for her recorded anthologies of old Jamaica folk songs, researched and collected over her lifetime. Lewin was the author of several books […]
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GOP Resorts to Extortion

America spent about $2 billion on last year’s presidential election, but it might have been a waste of money. If the Tea Party extortionists get their way, the choice voters made would be thrown out the window. In a take-it-or-leave-it offer, Republicans who control the House of Representatives are demanding the country accept the platform […]
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Group Should be Liable for Giving Away Guns

Residents of a quiet Orlando neighborhood were startled recently when the area was flooded by fliers offering them free shotguns. But the group distributing the shotguns – the Armed Citizens Project of Florida – reports that “hundreds” of residents said yes to the offer. I live in Florida so I’m accustomed to bizarre behavior, but even […]
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Obamacare is Not the Real Target

The Tea Party’s all-out attack on Obamacare is a means to an end. Even the dumbest right-winger in Congress knows that the health care reform law is going into effect whether Congress votes to fund it or not. It is the law of the land, and not subject to “defunding” by Congress. But the assault on […]
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Was Tessanne Chin’s Jamaican support a factor in this…”The Voice” jumping 15% above its year-ago Tuesday rating…Her Social Media sites “blew up” too…

According to press release from NBC  (see below ) yesterday’s “The Voice” jumping 15% above its year-ago Tuesday rating. The ratings on Monday were also up.  Could the millions of Jamaicans around the world be a factor in the rating upsurge for the 2 nights. I guess we will see as #teamtessanne get going. Tessanne’s […]
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