Post Tagged with: "politics"

by / on September 29, 2013 at 7:24 pm / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Politics

The Painful Truth: Capitalism is a Zero-Sum Game

via Harry Targ @ –> Heartland Radical Mitch Daniels knows a few things about finances and managing a budget. He was director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush, president of Eli Lilly and Company’s North American Pharmaceutical, governor of Indiana, and currently president of Purdue University. … Daniels spoke about the harmful impact of […]

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by / on May 23, 2013 at 11:12 am / in Editorials, Education, Government, Politics

Political Use of IRS

Political use of the IRS by past presidents was much more problematic than any current use by the Obama administration. In many cases, Democrats and Republicans use the IRS against targets more personal and with a lot less moral justification. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s frequent use of the IRS as a weapon of political retribution is well-documented. He reportedly had […]

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by / on March 2, 2013 at 12:08 pm / in Country, Current Events, Government, Politics

This American Angst

This American Angst I suppose it began on September 11th. In fact, I know it did. It was the day I realized the whole world had changed, not just my own. A sense of vulnerability never felt in my lifetime emerged, and hasn’t left since. As a baby boomer raised on American might and exceptional expectations, the realization we could […]

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by / on November 15, 2012 at 12:41 pm / in Country, Editorials, Politics, Society

Of Cherry Trees, Vaginas & Arithmetic: The Demise of the GOP

Once upon a time in our America, an election was lost, but the power and voice of the people were heard. It was the majority of the people. The system worked, just as the founding fathers had intended. This angers a faction of the populace, the same populace that revived the image of the founding fathers and paraded them for […]

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by / on October 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, Politics, Sexuality, Society

Mitt Romney: No Future For Our Children

In 2006, Romney’s administration refused to let an anti-bullying guide be published because it contained the words “bisexual” and “transgender”.

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by / on October 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm / in Culture, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Media, Politics, Relationships, Society

To un-friend, or not to un-friend…is there really a question?

Do you just remove them from your social media life entirely, even if you still love and respect them in general?

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by / on October 18, 2012 at 11:57 am / in Country, Editorials, Gender, Government, Media, Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society

“This Page Does Not Exist.”

Do you need help deciding which candidate is better for LGBT and marriage equality? Let me assist you. Click here: or here: I hope this little exercise convinces everyone who either is LGBT or who loves someone who is LGBT to vote Obama/Biden. When you click on the Romney link, this is what you see: In case you […]

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by / on October 4, 2012 at 10:27 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Gender, Government, Politics, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Society, Women's issues


It wasn’t until 1920 (the year of my 92-year-old mother’s birth) that we even had the right to vote. Certainly this is no time for us to squander that hard-won power. Did you see Gloria Steinem’s recent email (October 2, 2012), laying it out flat why women not only have to support Obama, but why we also have to vote? […]

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by / on September 20, 2012 at 9:33 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Gender, Government, Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Society

I Am the 47

Dear Governor Romney: With less than seven weeks until American voters determine the fate of the free world—no, the whole world—in the presidential election, I wanted to ask you how you’re doing. I’ve been reading things you said that you didn’t expect to have to share with the whole public—you know, things you said behind gilded, private doors, for the […]

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by / on September 6, 2012 at 10:20 am / in Country, Culture, Gender, Government, Media, Politics, Prejudice, Rachel Hockett - Articles, Relationships, Sexuality, Society, Uncategorized

The Bully Versus the Bully Pulpit

In May I wrote about the troubling homophobic bullying incident in which Mitt Romney was the ringleader when but a high school lad, back in 1965. My suggestion, and many others’, was that Romney’s inability (or unwillingness) to own up to his youthful misdeeds (most of us have done things as kids that we later regret, but some of us […]

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