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Occupy Richmond, the Tea Party is not your friend.

It’s no secret that for the past two months, the Occupy movement has been entrenching itself about as much under the skin of the Tea Party as they have in the nation’s parks and plazas. One of the Tea Party’s … Continue reading

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One Down, Two to Go

On December 3rd the future of the United States got a little brighter. The improvement came with Herman Cain’s no más moment regarding the Republican nomination. One distraction down, two more to go- yes, Michele Bachman and Rick Perry Herman … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Republican Primary

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, in the GOP primary, no truths last long enough to actually merit universal acknowledgement. The same might be said of the ascending front-runner Newt Gingrich. Conventional wisdom says he may indeed win the … Continue reading

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Missile Shields, Sanctions, and Drones, O My!

The erosion of US-Iran relations rapidly picked up speed this week. A new round of sanctions is under discussion after the Iranian government incited a riot against the British Embassy on Tuesday, on Friday the US Nato Ambassador declared the … Continue reading

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Cain on Pause

Herman Cain’s love affair with the media at times catapulted him into becoming a frontrunner for the GOP Presidential Campaign.  He won the support of many Americans with his simple 9-9-9 flat tax plan, took the moniker of “Cornbread,” and … Continue reading

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The unemployment rate doesn’t need to determine Obama’s re-election fate

On Friday the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate fell from 9.0 to 8.6 percent in November. However, if it continues to hover between 8.5 and 8.7 percent on Election Day, as the Federal Reserve Board speculates, … Continue reading

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Is the Hispanic vote up for grabs by the Republicans?

Republicans haven’t paid serious attention to Hispanics in the United States. I think it has to do with blunt ignorance of Hispanics’ core values.  “Latinos are Republicans. They just don’t know it yet,” said President Ronald Reagan in 1980 when running … Continue reading

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Democrats Aim to Win and, in Doing So, They Lose

It has long been known that far more Americans consider themselves “conservatives” than “liberals.” And considering how far to the right what it means to be a “liberal” has become, it makes sense that President Obama has never been the … Continue reading

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Christ the Skier

I love a good bout of righteous indignation as much as the person—and normally nothing makes me more righteous than some bible-thumper trying to impose his deity on me—so I was surprised to find myself on the opposite team as … Continue reading

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The American Elite may not need US anymore

A prominent theme for the Republican presidential candidates is addressing the role of government. Specifically, most communicate the desire to minimize its role. On the flipside, President Obama is perceived as favoring a protagonist government. But this is not a … Continue reading

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