Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bringing Christmas Cheer to Outer Space!

I have neighbors who’ve taken the concept of Christmas lights to an entirely new place. These folks want to make sure their fantabulous decorations can be seen from other planets. What is it with people like this? Not only is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving is Not a Spectator Sport

As this is Thanksgiving week, I may not have much to say here. This blog is mainly concerned with politics, and at turkey-time our thoughts generally run elsewhere. It’s a time to remember all we’re thankful for. Politically-speaking, what might … Continue reading

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The Fork in the Road

One of the things that most bothers my progressive friends is the tea party conservatives’ insistence that they are shelving social issues only temporarily — until they have accomplished the task of shrinking and taming the government. Once government has … Continue reading

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No Truce on Social Issues

I want to clarify my beliefs about the supposed “truce” on social issues. What I support is not so much a truce as a change in the conversation. This change should allow the people upon whom government would act to … Continue reading

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Vigilance

The tea parties are showing that they will not be content to be kingmakers. They really are patriots, and their aim is nothing less than to preserve and restore this country. At every turn, they have been accused, by the … Continue reading

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Bush Reexamined

Conservatives seem torn between gushing over what a decent and honorable man President George W. Bush is and what a disappointing president he was. As if the two possibilities were mutually-exclusive, and one must by necessity choose between them. This … Continue reading

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Honoring Our Veterans — And America, Too

As we pause today to remember and honor our veterans, let’s be sure we remember to honor ALL of them. The only way we can do that with decency and consistency is to demand a repeal to the U.S. military … Continue reading

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