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Date

January 29th, 2015

Here come the 'class warfare' attacks on Obama

    Sen. Orrin Hatch is correct: Washington is engaged in class warfare and a battle over redistribution of income. The Utah Republican just has the details backwards.

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Don’t Give Up the Fight

    My social circle was shaken a few days into the new year with an upsetting blog post. A friend I will call Mary is seriously ill. The blogger requested loving messages to her to be sewn into a quilt.

    This bombshell began a flood of phone calls, emails, and Facebook posts.

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Comedian ventures where Obama won't on race

    President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address turned out to be pretty much as previewed in a series of strategic spoilers doled out over the past few days: an interesting but doomed populist manifesto of tax cuts for the middle class, tax increases for those who collect much of their income from investments, paid sick leave and community college for all.

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'Class war' themes resurface in party rhetoric

    There's something eminently straightforward about President Obama's State of the Union proposal to raise taxes on the richest Americans and boost income for the middle class. Robin Hood had the same idea, and the Republican Party has endlessly declared it "class warfare."

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A tale of two policies

    This is a tale of two policies promoted by President Obama: one to make community college free, the other to provide for paid sick leave and parental leave. Both are well-intentioned efforts to address fundamental, economic-based inequities. Only one -- the leave policy -- should be adopted.

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You Can't Dance Around the Topic of Radical Islam

    I've never been a fan of global conferences to solve problems, but when I read that the Obama administration is organizing a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism for Feb. 18, in response to the Paris killings, I had a visceral reaction: Is there a box on my tax returns that I can check so my tax dollars won't go to pay for this?

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Vision vs. blindness on health coverage

Vision vs. blindness on health coverage

 

    When he noticed weird stuff floating in his right eye, he didn't blink. He called an eye doctor.

    The next day, 24 hours after the abnormality introduced itself, he had eye surgery – a vitrectomy -- that very likely spared him the loss of sight in that eye from a detached retina.

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Stop Making Excuses for Nonvoting Millennials

    The recent economic crisis hit the American middle class hard. But for the youngest adults trying to gain a foothold in the good life, it's been devastating.

    So why did so few millennials, the huge cohort of 18- to 29-year-olds, vote last November? Only 21 percent bothered.

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Republicans befuddled by Obama plan to cut middle-class taxes

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GOP stays stubborn about climate change

    We now know that 2014 was the hottest year in recorded history. We also know that President Obama can expect little help from Republicans in Congress -- some of them cynical, others clueless -- in facing the most daunting environmental challenge of our time.

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