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Obamacare in Limbo: Repeal or Let Die

by Jon N. Hall3/6/17
At Hot Air, we read that on Jan. 4 President-elect Trump tweeted: “Republicans must be careful … that the Dems own the failed ObamaCare disaster. On Jan. 11, Business Insider quoted Trump thus:” More » • (637 views)

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“Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu3/2/17
The video below is a recording of Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”, perhaps the most beautiful piece of music ever written. If it is true that one can have a religious experience through music, this is a composition which was composed for such a purpose. More » • (948 views)

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The Key to History Is Eternity

by Anniel2/27/17
Each of us, in my opinion, is an eternal being with lives that have meaning beyond ourselves. I have written before of our granddaughter Eliza, known as Red, and the possibilities of her life (ST, Looking Backward to Understand the Present, 8/6/16). More » • (640 views)

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The Tens – Writing and Roots

by Deana Chadwell2/26/17
I am a conservative – i.e. a person who wants to conserve those parts of our national past that have proven effective. America found the formula for maximum freedom and therefore for maximum prosperity. More » • (612 views)

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The City

by Steve Lancaster2/25/17
The streets are crowded with immigrants who live in tenements with entire families in one room. There is no fresh water to drink or bathe and garbage, feces and urine are dumped into a street already filthy from the waste of animals. More » • (892 views)

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Gorging on Tapir

by Jon N. Hall2/24/17
Paleontologists have recently unearthed compelling new evidence suggesting that for most of the early Pleistocene, the instincts of Man’s proto-human ancestors were severely attenuated. Although there are still disagreements in the scientific community over certain particulars of the raw data More » • (900 views)

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Swimming in Lies

by Anniel2/19/17
My mother decided my older brother and I needed to learn to swim. When I was nine she enrolled us in classes at the local municipal swimming pool, but for some forgotten reason, I attended the first class without my brother. More » • (1024 views)

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Tax Cuts for the Little People

FederalDebtby Jon N. Hall2/13/17
The individual income tax is the largest source of revenue to the largest operation on Earth: the U.S. federal government. In fiscal 2015, the individual income tax alone brought in $1,540,802 million to the feds, or just over $1.54T. More » • (614 views)

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Getting Things Done

by Deana Chadwell2/9/17
For years Americans have been bemoaning the slow pace at which both the legislative and executive branches of the government “get things done.” Of course, there is the question about whether or not we really want any more laws More » • (626 views)

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Disorder in the Court

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke2/8/17
Trump Could Simply Ignore Court’s Order Halting Travel Ban  •  Does our current status quo make our Constitution a suicide pact? Thomas Jefferson certainly said as much, warning that accepting judicial supremacy would make our founding document just that, a felo de se, as he put it in Latin. More » • (633 views)

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White Unprivilege

SellwynThumbby Selwyn Duke2/7/17
Actress Alison Becker Sends Racist, Sexist Tweet  •  It’s yet another example of Trump-era celebrity derangement. Comedienne and actress Alison Becker attacked me via Twitter recently, saying I “have absolutely no authority on inequality as a white, cis male.” More » • (787 views)

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One Half Hour in the Loony Bin

by Pat Tarzwell   2/3/17
This week end my wife and I attended a Republican conference here in Washington State, (I know, Republicans in The People’s Republic of Washington, who knew?).  Well, all was going the way these things normally go, some leftwing Republicans More » • (1191 views)

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