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We’re ready to be disgusted by the immigration issue

November 19, 2014 by

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Oh my goodness. We’ve already noted that many in Congress seem to have not noted that voters,  just over two weeks ago,  registered their disdain for the extent politics, rather than productivity and basic civility

Sunday shows: Sorry electorate, we choose to ignore you

November 16, 2014 by

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Discussions of the Keystone oil pipeline, greenhouse gas pollution in China and immigration dominated this morning’s discussion on “Fox News Sunday” between Sen. John Thune (R-SD), pictured on home page, chair of the Senate Republican conference and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), pictured on 2nd page, a member of the Senate environment committtee. Thune favors

Why this article reminds us of Congress

November 15, 2014 by

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We hope you’ll read the following story and let’s just say please note the paragraph beginning, “In that sea of chaos … ” We’re thinking it’s going to take some congressmen to have the courage to step up, as football player Roy Sanders (pictured, home page) did Friday night,

Some post-election comments show a mixed bag of hope and no change

November 5, 2014 by

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We can’t say we had much hope that it would be different. While some were civil in their remarks, others carried on with the usual disrespect and overstatement. Iowa Senator-elect Joni Ernst (R) said

What should Congress and the President do first after the election?

November 4, 2014 by

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1) Establish a plan for cooperation. 2) Establish a plan for cooperation. 3) Establish a plan for cooperation. 4) Triage the issues that need attention immediately. Hmm, we seem to think that

Schieffer proves again why news anchor commentary can be important

November 2, 2014 by

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Most network anchors don’t do commentary. Bob Schieffer of CBS News is an exception. If others can also keep their views basically non-partisan, their credibility would help get their message out. During today’s “Face the Nation” and on this Sunday show every week,

Pres. Obama should have recalled Congress on ebola

October 31, 2014 by

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The current controversy over how best to protect the public from ebola might have been less rancorous if the President had involved Congress in the process. Legislators are home on vacation, supposedly campaigning if

More ebola developments highlight different tactics

October 29, 2014 by

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Respect for all citizens would seem to necessitate at a minimum specific policy recommendations from the federal government to the states. It’s up to state governments to decide whether to set their own ebola rules or go with the ones from Washington. We wrote yesterday that a congressional panel should have helped

Wanted: Fugitive Congress and fugitive criminals

August 3, 2014 by

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It’s not exactly the same thing but there are, no doubt, people who think the behavior of our U.S. Congress approaches being criminal. Right now,  you could say the crime is dereliction of duty.

Broadcaster deserved a longer suspension for vicious remarks

July 26, 2014 by

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Sometimes,  it takes a hit in the wallet to prompt action.  It seemed that way after a Boston broadcaster went off on NBC’s sports reporter, Erin Andrews last week. Kirk Minihane began his rant on WEEI by saying about Andrews,  “What a bi—.” But he was just getting started.

No Labels steps up effort to fix our government

January 22, 2014 by

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We wrote about the website, No Labels, recently, supporting its attempt to refocus Washington on being productive, rather than just being partisan. Here’s their latest explanation of their current goal, one that most people should

Pres. Obama weighs military strike on the U.S. Capitol

January 15, 2014 by

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Sometimes we need a little humor. While we night want to hit members of Congress over the head sometimes, an attack by the American army seems a bit much. But the satiric group, The Onion, has no limits and so this story appeared today on its home page: http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-not-ruling-out-us-military-action-in-congres,34946/

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