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Order Yours Today!

If you like good political discussion, the kind that is well-researched, informed and fair, then I wanted to point out that the book Yes We Did: The Southern Argument for Progressive Change, is now available for sale on Amazon.com.  It’s a great read, a compilation of some of her essays...
Life

On Sale Now

One of my dearest friends, Linda Hansen, is a writer I’ve quoted here before.  During the presidential campaign, she was an ardent Obama supporter, and a collection of her dynamic political essays from her newspaper column are available in a book called, Yes We Did: The Southern Argument for Progressive...
Life

Looking Back at the Wild Ride

Those of you who have been reading my blog throughout Campaign ‘08 will recall me quoting writer Linda Hansen throughout the race to the White House. 
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Thoughts On the Day

Barack Obama is now president of the United States.  Yesterday, which was Martin Luther King Day, people spent most of the day talking about whether King’s dream had truly been realized through Obama’s election to the presidency. I am glad I am a child of the 1970s, and not the...
Life

The Citizenship Conspiracy

The United States Supreme Court refused to hear a lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Barack Obama to serve as president.  In the suit, a New Jersey man claims that since Obama had dual nationality at birth — his mother was American and his Kenyan father was a British subject at...
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A Vote Against God?

If you voted for Barack Obama for president and you happen to be Catholic, then you shouldn’t take part in communion until you go to confession and get right with God, a Greenville, South Carolina priest has said. This controversial stance, which his parishioners seem to support 9 to 1,...
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Great Expectations?

A new poll shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans expect great things from the Obama presidency, according to CNN: “The public thinks it's likely that Obama will improve race relations, improve economic conditions, bring stability to the financial markets, make the U.S. safer from terrorism, reduce the country's dependence on...
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One Week Later

I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop, pondering what happened one week ago today, and more specifically, what happened in the months leading up to that one particular day. On Sunday, my pastor did an interesting, brutally-honest sermon about Christians and politics.  It was the kind of sermon you wish...
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An It’s-Been-A-Few-Days-Since Election Day Rant

So my candidate won the presidency on Tuesday.  That was nice, and I think we have a good chance of seeing some positive change from the status quo that has helped us reach a miserable economy.  I hope, along with many others of both parties that the negativity will stop...
Life

A Day-Before-Election-Day Rant

Tomorrow is Election Day, which means, thankfully, that it’s almost time for the campaigns to finally shut up. But in the last hours before the polls open, I think it’s time to get a few points out there. Perhaps they’ll get you thinking before you step up to the voting...

I Voted. Will You?

Yesterday, I went to the Election Commission headquarters here and voted early.  Not all states allow this, and South Carolina calls it “In-Person Absentee,” apparently, but in my case, since I’ll be at work all day on Tuesday, breaking away to vote would have been difficult (and perhaps impossible), especially...
Life

The $150,000 Double Standard

You gotta love politics.  At least that’s what they tell me.  I’m very much on the fence on that one. What I do love is the humor of watching diehard Republicans run to the defense of Sarah Palin’s $150,000 makeover to make her look “presentable” on the campaign trail by...
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