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Breaking News: Are we ever going to have sane solutions on the issue of guns?
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-06-02 11:39:19 -0700 | political-news

If there's one thing certain in this life, it's that every time another lunatic loser breaks loose and kills other Americans, the Amen chorus of the gun nuts will be all over the media standing up for their rights. So...
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Breaking News: The future doesn't look good for US jobs
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 20:04:25 -0700 | business-news

An economist wrote an article a few years back saying that when the last of the baby boomers reach 65 in 2029, there will be 40 million more jobs in the United States than people to fill them. If I...
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Breaking News: All right, so rich people can get away with anything now
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-05-21 14:36:50 -0700 | disasters-news

Could we please stop kidding ourselves that our society is anything remotely resembling egalitarian? Especially in the case of our justice system. We have known for a long time that sentencing bears no similarity to anything fair when it comes...
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Breaking News: Can Republicans win elections anymore without cheating?
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-02-07 07:55:20 -0800 | political-news

The Republican Party may be approaching the point where it becomes a criminal organization. So much of what they're doing is designed to help them win elections using at least deceptive and at worst completely dishonest tactics. Going back to...
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Breaking News: Off track since the '80s, America needs to find new energy
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-02-26 07:00:25 -0800 | political-news

When I first got my driver's license in the spring of 1967, gasoline was about 35 cents a gallon. It occasionally got lower, when competing stations got into "gas wars" and the price dipped as low as 10-15 cents for...
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Breaking News: Supreme Court getting ready to bless political lying?
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-06-19 07:59:30 -0700 | political-news

It's beginning to look like the Roberts Court will go down in history as one of the most activist Supreme Courts of all. Conservatives may deny that – to them court activism only happens on the liberal side – but...
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Breaking News: Religion should be about ethical behavior, not just a spirit in the sky
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-03-04 12:45:34 -0800 | spirituality-religion-news

Nearly 40 years ago, a friend of mine became a born-again Christian. He had been raised in the Catholic Church, but had rejected the religion of his parents and had been sailing along, religion-free, until the folks who called themselves...
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Breaking News: Cantor's loss was simple; he didn't take care of business
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-06-15 16:41:24 -0700 | political-news

Sometimes the biggest shocks come in the smallest packages. And sometimes actions taken for one reason end up having almost an opposite effect. Virginia's Seventh Congressional District goes from the northern suburbs of Richmond up to Culpeper, about 75-80 miles...
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Breaking News: Republicans on Benghazi -- all politics and all hypocrisy
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-05-11 15:24:45 -0700 | political-news

Is it really too much to ask politicians to be consistent in the way they look at things done by the folks they support and the folks they oppose. If something is wrong when Democrats do it, shouldn't it be...
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Breaking News: He's rebelling, but Bobby Jindal was for it before he was against it
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-06-25 03:45:44 -0700 | political-news

Settle down, Piyush. Louisiana Gov. Piyush "Bobby" Jindal may be the only person in America who thinks he could still be elected president. He apparently thinks his secret weapon is love of the teabaggers and far right-wing Christians. In a...
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Breaking News: Both then and now, Puritanism is our biggest flaw
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-04-05 03:31:53 -0700 | lifestyle-news

"Puritanism assumes that every human act must either be right or wrong, and that 99 percent of them are wrong."
-- H.L. MENCKEN

 For nearly 50 years, most of the first half of the 20th century, Henry Louis Mencken was the...
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Breaking News: Karl Rove is back, and he's soiling our politics already
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-05-17 15:29:14 -0700 | political-news

K-k-k-karl Rove is back, and he's using the same old playbook that has worked for him for so long. If you're not familiar with the man, he has been the Prince of Darkness of political strategists for about the last...
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Breaking News: Does free speech matter more when it's about abortion?
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-07-02 22:32:26 -0700 | political-news

Back in the days when I was working as a newspaper columnist, I had the opportunity to do many interesting stories. A few of those stories were written from San Diego, the site of the 1996 Republican Convention. That was...
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Breaking News: Overreaction to Coke ad shows panic among xenophobes
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-02-04 23:47:48 -0800 | political-news

If you were to ask conservatives what is the most important thing about the modern United States of America, one answer that would be high on the list is the so-called "free market." Theoretically, at least, one of the most...
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Breaking News: Time to make Congress work for its pay, sing for its supper
   
Posted by: Michael Rappaport

Griffin :: GA :: USA | updated 2014-05-16 16:06:21 -0700 | political-news

Some years back, I had an idea to deal with time-wasting in Congress. I'm not sure it would work now, but when you look at how the House of Representatives spends its time, it might be worth a try. Most...
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