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Jul 31 2015

Trump and the High Priests of the Press

By Roger Simon Having decided that Donald Trump is unworthy of his popularity, the grandees of journalism are hard-pressed to explain why he is so popular. “It came slightly ahead of schedule,” The Wall Street Journal gleefully wrote last week, “but Donald Trump’s inevitable self-immolation arrived on the weekend when he assailed John McCain’s war …

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Jul 19 2015

The GOP Can Clear the Trump Dump

Froma Harrop You can count on Donald Trump to spark a conversation. Not necessarily an intelligent one but a conversation. His provocatively offensive anti-Mexican comments have energized a significant segment of the Republican right wing. Some polls now put Trump ahead of other contenders for the party’s presidential nomination. Everyone says these insults hurled at …

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Jul 17 2015

Border Security: Perry Dumps Trump

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Donald Trump’s Border Security Comments AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s ongoing comments about Governor Perry and border security: “Donald Trump continues to demonstrate his fundamental misunderstanding of border security. Make no mistake – border security is a federal responsibility, but when I …

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Oct 17 2013

Standing with Wendy Davis: A champion for public education

The Texas American Federation of Teachers this week endorsed State Sen. Wendy Davis in her run for Texas Governor. “When we offer to stand with a candidate and work for their election, we spend an enormous amount of time looking at their positions on education issues to ensure they will be effective leaders in developing …

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Oct 07 2013

The values divide: The showdown in Washington isn’t just about political posturing

There’s a lot of talk about how polarized the country is today. Sometimes that polarization is more than about partisan politics — it’s about real differences in values. Take the House Republicans’ recent votes to deny food and health care to millions of Americans. Those were statements of values. The first vote was to cut …

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Aug 31 2013

The Medical-Industrial Complex: Our health industry’s big players focus on making as much money as possible.

Getting well Takes lots of pluck, With health guys out To make a buck. As the Obama administration struggles to keep rolling out its landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amid partisan squabbling, the shortcomings of American health care are more evident than ever. Our system is very different from other countries: It’s worse. …

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Aug 24 2013

Et Tu, Buddhist? – In every war, both sides claim that God’s on their side.

Throughout the centuries people have killed each other in vast numbers for the very best of reasons — religion. Oh they’ve done it for other reasons too — money, politics, geography, skin color, revolution — but never with more enthusiasm than when the cause was holy. From the early Christian martyrs to the Crusades to …

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May 28 2013

Our women in uniform deserve better

Americans have honored our soldiers and those killed in U.S. wars in late May for nearly 150 years. Memorial Day, which became an official holiday in 1868, was originally called Decoration Day and got started when civilian women decided to decorate military graves from both sides of the Civil War. There were already female warriors …

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