Champions of the Poor?

  I’m puzzled by the Republicans’ new-found concern for America’s poor.  Surprisingly, that’s the common theme in the flurry of GOP responses to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Are we supposed to accept the latest iteration as the real Mitt Romney – the caring billionaire who would work to reduce America’s scandalous income […]
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Optimistic President Woos Congress One More Time

Not since Richard III wooed Lady Ann has there been such perseverance by a suitor. Looked at one way, President Obama’s state of the union address was a remarkable display of patient good nature in the face of immutable scorn. Looked at another way, it reminded me of Charlie Brown trying to kick Lucy’s football one more […]
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GOP on war footing, with itself

President Obama killed (in a good way) the State of the Union address.  Marco Rubio, the GOP’s so-called new golden boy (right) perhaps killed any chance for a nomination in 2016.  Polar opposites. The president rolled and according to ‘polls’, 53% of the nation liked his speech.   Hmmm.  I have no contradicting data, but […]
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Rubio Throws Cold Water on Obama’s Dream

President Obama stood on the mountaintop last night and saw the Promised Land. But the Republicans told him to forget about it. In the president’s vision, no fully employed American would have to live in poverty, no child would be denied preschool education and no criminal or maniac could get his hands on a military-grade […]
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Was That Republican “Response” for Real?

You have to admit Mitch Daniels had a lot of nerve to blame President Obama for the nation’s budget woes. The Indiana governor appeared on TV last night to give the official Republican response to the president’s State of the Union address, and I figured he must be living in an alternate universe. Did he […]
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The President’s Speech: Obama in Wonderland

In a magical land far away, people are reasonable and goodhearted. They understand that their interests must be weighed against those of others, that they can’t get everything they want, and they sit down together to work out equitable and effective solutions to the challenges faced by their society. That was where U.S. President Barack […]
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