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Politics or Education?

If you follow my blog, you may realize that over the past three years I have had some “voice” issues with certain topics due to be an elected board of education member. My term is now done and I know longer feel those restrictions, although there are still certain topics I cannot discuss in public.… Continue reading Politics or Education?

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On Sunday, January 22, Bob Schieffer did a commentary on definitions during his 30 minute Face the Nation program. Earlier in the program, he spoke at length with South Carolina primary winner Newt Gingrich. The commentary did not reflect on Speaker Gingrich but was about politics. Schieffer discussed the labels used in politics: moderate, liberal,… Continue reading Moderation

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What To Blog About?

This post has been weighing on my mind.  When I started blogging at Yahoo! 360, I didn’t write all that frequently.  When I moved to WordPress, I started writing more often.  There have been days when I have put up three or more posts – short but still.  Then, Yahoo! announced 360 was closing.  There… Continue reading What To Blog About?

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Women in Politics

As I have said many times, I am a huge fan of “The West Wing.”  That show is the first place I ever heard of Emily’s List as CJ Cregg – Alison Janney’s character – had worked with the group prior to working in Hollywood.  Emily’s List is all about getting pro-choice Democratic women elected… Continue reading Women in Politics

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Political Madness

I use to write blog entries about March Madness having nothing to do with collegiate basketball.  That was way back when my daughter was playing Region 1 soccer and March meant the start of a travel season that easily saw our team traveling about 1000 miles one way to games.   I was thrilled today… Continue reading Political Madness

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The New Yorker Cover

While it seems that the cover of the July 21 edition of The New Yorker is causing quite a stir, I think that it will unfortunately overshadow the article about Barack Obama’s political beginnings.  While reading the online fifteen pages, I am drawn to the fact that Obama has played in the dirt of Chicago politics.  I… Continue reading The New Yorker Cover

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Phil Gramm does not speak for …

… John McCain.  John McCain does not speak for me.  I have to say that I have been waiting for a politician to decide to tell the American people something that they need to hear and that they do not want to hear.  While Gramm’s comments on Americans being whiners is not quite what I… Continue reading Phil Gramm does not speak for …