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
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
The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party is pushing to fill a campaign war chest for the 2014 election in the aftermath of a legislative session that passed voter identification and abortion restrictions.
Far from reversing course, Senate Democrats who backed President Barack Obama's health care law and now face re-election in GOP-leaning states are firming up their support for the overhaul even as Republican criticism intensifies.
Huddling with A-list celebrities and top re-election donors, President Barack Obama bemoaned the partisan forces that have stymied compromise in Washington as he raised campaign cash for Democrats in New York.
Election Day 2014 is more than a year and a half away, and most voters probably want to ignore the next blizzard of political ads for as long as possible. Not so, for some Democrats in Washington and Minnesota.
Senate Democrats, bolstered by Republican support, on Monday launched a new attempt to broaden a law protecting women from domestic abuse by expanding its provisions to cover gays, lesbians and Native Americans.
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.
Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, Republicans plunged Wednesday into an intense period of self-examination, blame-setting and testy debate over whether their party needs serious change or just some minor tweaks.
Republicans will still control the North Dakota Legislature after Tuesday's election, political activists on both sides say, but Democrats hope to take advantage of some open seats in Jamestown and Fargo to make gains.
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