THE PERIPHERY A Look at the United States Government Shutdown
October 17th, 2013
The "shutdown" of the government of the Earth nation, the United States of America, is over. It was interesting theater to observe from up here in my spaceship for a couple reasons... Posted on 10/17/13 at 9:02 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Republicans face problems with optimism
Their party faces a $1.3 million debt, ideological differences and lingering questions about a sex scandal, and Republicans leaving their state convention Saturday both acknowledged the problems and... Posted on 5/20/12 at 6:39 AM
THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF TOWN America's Job Problem Solved by Americans
I have been watching most of the republican debates on television.
They make me cry...then laugh...then cry again.
It is quite obvious the wealthy candidates (they all are) on stage look upon most ... Posted on 1/24/12 at 11:09 AM
THE NEW FORTY "FLOTUS"
I received an email the other day from Barack. The subject line read, "FLOTUS" - which caused me to say, "What the hell is that?" I am, after all, in a field that is fairly acronym savvy so I consider... Posted on 1/16/12 at 7:05 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES 2012: The Year of Reckoning
If there is a year where judgement day will take place, where our actions of the past will determine our fate in the future and where justice will be served once and for all, this year is it and for ... Posted on 1/4/12 at 6:12 AM
For deeply divided Republicans, Tuesday's elections in New Jersey and Virginia did little to resolve the feud between hardline conservatives and establishment pragmatists who worry the party is drifting too far to the right to win statewide and national elections.
Congressional Republicans may have shot themselves in the foot in the recent debt limit debacle, but everybody is limping. As we look to another such controversy in the next few months, there is a possibility that irreconcilable differences on the left and right may put the country into an economic downspin in another congressional impasse.
Republicans in the Midwest would like you to know something about the government shutdown that closed the national parks and put 800,000 workers on the street: They had nothing to do with it. Please don't blame them.
President Barack Obama's plea to Congress for the go-ahead for military strikes against Syria is forcing ambitious Republicans weighing a White House bid to choose sides, as the party is bitterly divided over the U.S. role in foreign policy.
Donna cassata and Ken Thomas
, September 04, 2013
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
This wasn't the revolution the tea party had in mind. Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded thousands of costumed and sign-waving conservatives to protest the ballooning deficit and President Obama's health care law.
To cover his political flank, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has forged an alliance with tea party darling Rand Paul, picked up support from other national tea party leaders and brought in a campaign manager from the upper echelons of the tea party movement.
Two Minnesota Republicans failed to make it onto the presidential ticket. Voters rejected efforts to enshrine in the state constitution a gay marriage ban and a requirement for presenting photo IDs at polling places. And Democrats took control of both houses of the Legislature for the first time since 1990 as politics dominated Minnesota's news scene in 2012.
Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single women, and there's not a Republican in sight among the bunch.
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