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Trending: Former Governor and presidential hopeful Sarah Palin, respectfully are you drunk ma’am?

Posted by on | January 26, 2015 | No Comments

In a rambling, stumbling wandering “speech” in Iowa, just days after announcing “Yeah, I mean, of course, when you have a servant’s heart, when you know that there is opportunity to do all you can to put yourself forward in the name of offering service, anybody would be interested,” Speaking for just shy of 40 minutes, [...]

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Ask Yourself: Is Government Protecting or Diminishing Your Rights?

Posted by on | January 26, 2015 | No Comments

Just over 2¼ centuries ago, the Founders of this nation created a new form of governance and enshrined its tenets in our Constitution. That document not only set forth the individual rights of each citizen, but it also established the federal government and charged it with defending and protecting those rights. There are those today [...]

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Obama tweaks Murkowski with proposed drilling ban

Posted by on | January 26, 2015 | No Comments

While the new GOP majority in Congress seems afraid to attempt anything they promised in order to get elected, Obama seems to have a rather definite strategy in mind for keeping Congress from focusing on real issues. He’s going to barrage them with meaningless distractions. For instance: The Obama administration will propose setting aside more [...]

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Surprise, surprise, the SAFE Act hasn’t made anyone more safe

Posted by on | January 26, 2015 | No Comments

QUESTIONS OF A SIMPLE COUNTRY BOY A columnist is supposed to know the answers to society’s problems.  It is like the sports columnists who know who the team should draft, who the owners should hire as coach, what the coach should have done to win the game, and what the game plan should be for the [...]

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From the Arizona Democratic Party: A quick intro, Alexis Tameron

Posted by on | January 26, 2015 | No Comments

Over the weekend I was elected Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party. I am the first woman and first Hispanic Chair the Party has ever elected – and I’m hoping that symbolism will help us move our Party in a new direction that modernizes our approach and wins more elections. Some of you may know [...]

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ICYMI: ProgressNow Arizona hits for the cycle in January

Posted by on | January 26, 2015 | No Comments

PHOENIX — ProgressNow Arizona has hit for the cycle in January, establishing the year-old organization as the go-to progressive voice holding elected leaders accountable in several television, print and radio interviews on the state’s biggest political stories. Executive Director Robbie Sherwood has provided commentary in response to Gov. Doug Ducey’s inaugural speech, led a massive [...]

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Common Core Predicted 40 Years Ago in Episode of “The Prisoner”

Posted by on | January 26, 2015 | No Comments

by Steve Eastman, Wait Til You Hear This The Federal government is trying its best to foist Common Core on every state. It is the culmination of all the education “reforms” described in the classic book “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America.” Common Core, and programs like it, are the only ones that get federal research dollars. [...]

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President’s College Savings Tax Hike Hits the Middle Class

Posted by on | January 26, 2015 | No Comments

The president’s plan to raise taxes on college savings accounts – known as 529 plans – hits middle-class Americans directly and undermines their ability to save for their children’s college education.  Taking heat, the White House is deflecting criticism by arguing that the current, tax-free withdrawal system “unfairly benefits high-income people.”  Hardworking, middle-class Americans who [...]

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Death and Taxes: IRS Informs Very Alive 94 Year Old Man He is Dead

Posted by on | January 26, 2015 | No Comments

(H/T: IJReview) Following my earlier post, here’s some more IRS fun for us. It’s a news story that could be straight out of Kafka. Siegfried Meinstein is a 94 year old man who is alive and well and living at an assisted living facility near Columbus, Ohio, and according to the IRS, he’s dead. According to an [...]

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Cutting off the Dog’s Tail an Inch at a Time

Posted by on | January 26, 2015 | Comments Off

If you are looking for a Dilbert Cartoon, you will find it in your local newspaper.  No.  I don’t mean that you will find it PRINTED in your local newspaper, I mean that you will find it ACTED OUT in your local newspaper. Take the latest round of Republic layoffs…late last year Republic management engaged [...]

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