Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Language We Use

This morning on “Fox and Friends” Steve Doucy, the loveable morning host, spoke of supporters of Arizona immigration law 1070 as “anti-immigration protestors”.  This is a perfect example of how imperfect language allows for the distortion (intentional or not) of … Continue reading

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Firing at the USDA

Shirley Sherrod was fired (“forced to resign”) from her position as head or Rural Development for the state of Georgia due to a video clip in which she described to an NAACP audience how she had not given her full … Continue reading

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A “Vital” American Interest: Afghan Women

Why would we not consider the plight of Afghan women when we determine whether or not we should stay? Perhaps not as a determinative factor, but as a critically important one? Continue reading

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Post Partisan? Bipartisan? No, Partisan

But knowing how hard bipartisanship is, Obama the candidate promised it to us. Almost guaranteed it. This was perhaps the most important “change” we had been told to expect if we voted for this man. And his performance in this area? Miserable. Continue reading

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From “They”, to “We”

While you are watching Mr. Gibbs notice how many times he references, 18 months into the Obama Administration, the “previous administration”. Continue reading

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Thoughts for Saturday in Starbucks

A quick read of the news and editorials today leads me to summarize some very interesting thoughts: 1. The State Department said that when the Americans proposed the spy swap, “Russia quickly agreed”. Of course they did! Anyone who understands … Continue reading

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Russian Reset Outrage

Yesterday we exchanged 10 Russian citizens and admitted spies who had served a cumulative 110 days in custody for 4 non-US citizens “accused” of spying for the US who had served a cumulative 31 years in prison. Why are we … Continue reading

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