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Yes, Children, there is a Congress but…

December 24, 2016, evening Dear Children, It has come to our attention that you may be wondering if there is a United States Congress. “Why,” some of you are asking, “Should we believe in you when you don’t bring us … Continue reading

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Hoping Mr. Costello is inspired by Gen. Butler

I was happy to have a letter in the Daily Local News on 1/9/15. Ryan Costello, is the just-elected member of the US House of Representatives for PA district 6. Michael P. Rellahan’s article “Ryan Costello set to take seat … Continue reading

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Two thoughts from Sinclair and Hightower

Upton Sinclair said in 1935: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!” Do we need to know more to see why, in the age of Citizens United, the … Continue reading

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2010 advice to the President and structural problems

In my files I came across a piece of writing from January 2010 that I don’t seem to have ever posted. I’m going to paste it farther below, because it just shows how slowly things change in our country. Actually, … Continue reading

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Responsibility in the country, responsibility in the world

How is President Obama like the United States? Answer: both get blamed whatever they do. In the continuing antics of the US House of Representatives, the Boehner team wants President Obama to wait for their permission to do anything. After … Continue reading

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The Shutdown: Questions to dispel the smoke

In Washington, diversionary tactics are always in order. Why would the perpetrators want us to grasp something like the limited government shutdown now starting its second week? Let’s rise to the challenge of getting beyond the smoke. What’s the real … Continue reading

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Yes, children, there is a Congress

Dear children, It has come to our attention that some of you are wondering if there is a United States Congress. “Why,” some of you are asking, “Should we believe in you when you don’t bring us any presents?” And … Continue reading

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