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My Favorite Part of Last Night’s State of the Union Speech (2/12/2013)

My favorite part of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech last night was the following: “Through tax credits, grants, and better loans, we have made college more affordable for millions of students and families over the last few … Continue reading

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The 2013 Inaugural Address

Here are my favorite parts of President Barack Obama’s 2013 inaugural address: “We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because … Continue reading

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Leaving 2012, and Entering 2013

We’re about to start a new year!  In this post, I’d like to review some of the things that I’ve done on this blog and in my life in the year 2012, as well as discuss what I’ll be doing … Continue reading

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Robert Bork

Robert Bork has passed on.  Bork was a conservative whom President Ronald Reagan nominated to be on the U.S. Supreme Court, but the U.S. Senate voted against his confirmation, and the empty slot eventually went to Anthony Kennedy instead.  Liberal … Continue reading

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At Church: Veterans Day, Hymns, and the Fiscal Cliff

At church this morning, one thing that we did was honor the people there who had served in the armed services.  I talked with Ed, who sits in front of me most Sundays, and he told me that he served … Continue reading

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Gary Collins and Arlen Specter

I’d like to honor two men who passed on recently: Gary Collins and Arlen Specter. 1.  I watched Gary Collins on Hour Magazine when I was a child.  Granted, he had his feet of clay (see here), but I remember … Continue reading

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My Favorite Speech At Last Night’s Democratic Convention

Don’t get me wrong—-Michelle Obama was great!  And there were substantive and educational policy speeches by Ken Salazar on energy and Kathleen Sebelius on health care.  (But see here for a critique of Salazar’s claims.  And, while I’m at it, … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

This morning on ABC This Week, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile said the following about attempts to find racism in Republican rhetoric, in response to conservative George Will’s statement that “the guys over at MSNBC have said that when Republicans talk … Continue reading

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A Powerful Closing Night at the Republican National Convention

I just finished watching the last night of the 2012 Republican National Convention.  Although the talk today is mostly about the speech by Clint Eastwood (who conversed with an empty chair) and the speech by Mitt Romney himself, I thought … Continue reading

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Church Picnic 2012

Today, at church, we had the annual church picnic.  We had church at the picnic site, and the topic was Noah.  Then, we ate.  I didn’t get any hamburgers and hot dogs, but there was a lot of pasta, which … Continue reading

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