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“The Company You Keep”

In a democracy power must be restrained from time to time.

When the government begins to act in ways contrary to the will of ‘the people,’ in opposition to the health and well-being of the governed, ‘the people’ shall — must — rise up in opposition to the tyrannical elements in power.

The movie, “The Company You Keep,” is about a previous time of unrest, a time when our government overstepped its bounds and recklessly used its citizens for feckless purposes. A time when the youth rose up and challenged our government’s authority; especially the authority to wage war.

But the film not only showed the necessity of revolt then, but the similarities of our circumstances now.

Have we reached the point of revolt again?

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“Scandalous”

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Everyone loves a good political scandal!

There are three scandals in Washington — at the same time — any one of which Republicans believe could bring down the Obama Administration!

Political scandals can fill the news cycle for hours on end. Juicy new details can keep it in the media for days. Fictional facts can drag it out for weeks.

A minor problem, a lapse in judgement, a mistake that can be easily fixed is not exciting. A party filibustering everything introduced by the President isn’t, unfortunately, interesting.

But a Scandal?

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“The Ugly States of the Union”

Each year we get an assessment of the nation’s health.

That comes from the President in the State of the Union address delivered to the whole nation in front of both houses of Congress. And, whether you like it or not, it’s the President’s view of how we’re doing as a nation.

And, though our nation is slowly recovering from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, there are some big problems in this country that we, as a nation, need to address.

These huge problems are originating at the state level.

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“By All Appearances”

Republicans want us to believe they’re still the ‘Grand Old Party’

At first glance, or really first listen, they sound like they’ve done some pretty wonderful things — like they’re fighting for you.

But looks, and sound bites can be deceiving. They no longer resemble the party known as the Republican Party not so many years ago — a conservative group of individuals that worked for a better country for all.

So, who are these new Republicans?

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“A Party Without a Soul”

The party of family values searches for a new life force.

The Republican party is fractured and dying and they don’t seem to know why, or how to correct it.

At their annual meeting they tried to pull together the party’s dysfunctional factions, an attempt to renew the party after their stunning failures in the recent election. Demographics have changed but the Republican Party hasn’t.

Is there something they’re missing?

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“A Political Deficit”

The fiscal situation is not the only deficit infecting this country.

Congress’s approval rating is a shocking ten percent. It’s lowest approval rating since they began keeping track in 1974 and, given the current political climate, there doesn’t appear to be any chance for improvement in the near future.

The reason for this low approval can be traced to the very sources of the problem and in order to fix it we must first expose what and who caused it to fall below the approval of Communism and Used Car Salesmen.

On issue after issue, as Yogi Berra so aptly put it, “It’s déja vu all over again.”

Is this low approval rating deserved?

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