Monthly Archives: February 2016

Planned Parenthood

Just as legalizing abortion in 1973 did not make it moral, it also did not make it something that we all pay for through our tax dollars. Since part of our tax dollars go to Planned Parenthood, we all have … Continue reading

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We’re Not Gutting the Military

All of the Republican presidential candidates seem to agree that we’re “gutting the military.” The fact is that spending on national defense has doubled in the past 15 years, increasing from $294B in 2000 to $603B in 2014. In fiscal … Continue reading

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Rape and Incest

Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Chris Christie are pro-life except in cases of rape and incest. This makes no sense. In the life / choice debate, pro-life means that you err on the side of life–period, including cases of … Continue reading

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Presidential Party Cycles

In the last 100 years, there have only been three times that one party controlled the White House for more than 8 years, and that has been due to extremely popular and charismatic presidents. Reagan and Bush had it for … Continue reading

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America’s Genocide

Genocide is the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. Genocide is what Hitler promoted in wanting to exterminate the Jews, blacks, and the mentally challenged. We’ve also seen genocide in various African and Middle … Continue reading

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Conservatism is Back, Along with Socialism

Ted Cruz’s surprise win in Iowa shows that Republicans are leaning more toward conservatism now. That’s only natural, after eight years of a Democrat in the White House. There’s usually an 8-year swing where Democrats push everything to the left … Continue reading

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Dirty Politics

I watched the coverage of the Iowa caucuses as the votes were coming in. With about half of the results in, Hillary’s lead over Sanders had dwindled from 4 percentage points to 2. With about 90% of precincts reporting, it … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe the Polls

According to Real Clear Politics, of the 12 latest polls immediately preceding the Iowa caucuses, 11 of them predicted that Trump would win. So, only 9% of them were right. Those 12 polls had Trump getting anywhere from 26% to … Continue reading

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Living Within Your Means

I drive a 20-year-old car. I bought it used, when it was five years old, and I’ve driven it for 15 years. I’m not sure how many miles it has because the odometer broke five years ago at 134,000 miles. … Continue reading

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