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Gingrich Will Re-elect Barack Obama – In a Landslide

Gingrich Will Re-elect Barack Obama – In a Landslide

Barack Obama is the luckiest candidate for president in the history of the United States. Struggling with unemployment and desperate business conditions, saddled with the costs of two wars he did not start, Obama appeared politically helpless as the constituencies that elected him in 2008 drifted away from him disappointed with his policies. Zany Newt has reversed the political equation as Obama’s key supporters are terrified at the prospect of a wild Gingrich presidency. That possibility is reuniting the Obama…

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Attention to The 99% Must Be Paid

Attention to The 99% Must Be Paid

The unifying desire of the world movement known as “Occupy Wall Street” is absolutely clear. They want attention paid to them and their imprecise groping for a more equitable society. With extraordinary simplicity and without an explicit agenda, the 99% have placed their bodies on line before the world as symbols of the overpowering requirement to modify the dictatorship of the financial overlords. Remarkably, this revolutionary movement originated in the poorest and least democratic societies on earth. One thousand years…

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The Money’s Still Out There

The Money’s Still Out There

The amount of money parked in U.S. banks and financial institutions has risen to a two year high as banks hold back from lending to each other and from financing growth industries. Fears of contagion from Europe have now infected America inhibiting the development of new ideas and products. Can America find its entrepreneurial spirit once again? Probably not, now that those business executives have found their way to the bailout window of the Federal Reserve Bank. Profits may be…

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Living Outside the American Dream

Living Outside the American Dream

The Tea Party doesn’t have a national headquarters or unofficial governing body. Nor is there a reliable count of its members, because there is no formal way for adherents to sign up. It is a collection of unrelated local groups: six people gathered in the living room to talk and complain over whiskey and soda. Indiana has 72 such affiliates, many named after Johnny Appleseed. Name variations often include the phrase “small government.” The local groups buy Tea Party golf…

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Voting Blocs May Decide the 2012 Presidential Election

Voting Blocs May Decide the 2012 Presidential Election

The political face of America is changing as immigrant groups, legal and illegal, build our population to at least 310 million – and rising. As the presidential election of 2012 approaches, the prime question will be turnout, that is, which voting bloc will respond to which candidate. Will the giant demographic trends already in place benefit President Barack Obama and his Democrats sufficiently to overcome the negative effects of joblessness and unresolved wars in remote lands? The basic constituencies of…

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The Wars on Libya

The Wars on Libya

The current attack on Libya by the United States is not the first. According to the authoritative Library of Congress, the attack is the second such war; the first was fought intermittently between 1800 – 1815 against the so-called Barbary States of North Africa led by Tripoli. The war was never declared by the US House of Representatives as required by the U.S. Constitution. The Library of Congress study analyzed the 250 wars fought by the US and reported that…

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Killing Bin Laden – An Opportunity Missed

Killing Bin Laden – An Opportunity Missed

Osama Bin Laden was killed at the same time that a new model of Moslem change was emerging in the region, a model that is completely the opposite of Bin Laden’s. Since January, popular uprisings have overthrown the dictators of Tunisia and Egypt, challenged rulers in Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, and Jordan, the greatest change the world has seen since the fall of the Berlin wall. And this revolution was based on non-violence and the public participation honoring law and…

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Out of Libya

Out of Libya

Recently at West Point, President Obama’s Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that “any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined.” Gates was opposing any US intervention – big or little – in the civil war in Libya – but here we go again. At that time war talk about Libya came from the architects of the misbegotten…

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Oil or Israel or Both

Oil or Israel or Both

SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011 When Egyptian youth began their occupation of the Cairo square, it was difficult for the Israeli public to take it seriously. They knew that the Egyptian army dominated the government, that the so-called dictator Hosni Mubarak served at army pleasure. One of the most popular jokes circulating in Israel during the first outburst of protest in Egypt read “Dear Egyptian Rioters, Please don’t damage the pyramids. We will not rebuild.” Israel’s seeming indifference in the current…

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A Test of American Exceptionalism

A Test of American Exceptionalism

General James Clapper, Director of US National Intelligence, told a Senate Committee that his group was aware of the deep-seated problems and tensions in the Muslim Middle East nations long before the current riots. The secret 18 page classified report was ordered by President Obama. It concluded that the area was ripe for popular revolt due to massive unemployment, the large impatient youth population, rising food prices, and corrupt government practices. However, neither the White House, the State Department, the…

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