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Thursday, March 28th, 2013 08:36:54

Erogenous Zones No Longer on Display

Just last week, I was commiserating with other moms of middle-school teenage girls about the lack of appealing clothing available to teenage girls and the appalling state of girl teenage fashion today. You can find a few decent outfits, (cute....

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013 08:36:04

Recipe for Disaster

The crime was brought to light through social media, and much of the trial focused on the trail of text messages between cellphones. Judge Thomas Lipps commented after sentencing Mays and Richardson to a minimum of two and one year,....

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 07:46:55

KIng Arthur’s Court and Emperor’s Clothes

As a corporate budgeter, I learned decades ago that only a few people can look at an organization's money, corporation's money or someone else's money and spend it as if it were their own money -- i.e., very deliberately, based....

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Thursday, March 7th, 2013 07:46:04

Focus on Freedom and Prosperity is Key

The recent political entanglements over the budget have focused more on political maneuverings and who is right about what statement, rather than what the policies mean to average, everyday Americans. It might be standard politics, but it does not create....

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Thursday, February 28th, 2013 07:45:24

Better Republican Communication Needed

"First you win the argument -- then you win the vote," is the now well-known quote from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. President Ronald Reagan was the last Republican president who understood and used that strategy. President Barack Obama and his....

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 07:44:44

Looking at Washington Anew

The finger pointing and the blame game of Washington gets old, but a messy representative democracy is better than an efficient dictatorship. This past weekend, I toured Washington with my 5th-grade son, Robert, his classmates and their mothers. I've been....

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Thursday, February 14th, 2013 07:44:02

Writing our American Story

Stories are important not as simple entertainment, but also as education and indoctrination. What we believe happened in the past and the stories we highlight shade our present and influence our future. The best stories not only have a moral,....

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 07:43:03

The Lady is Right — Let’s Keep Our Eye on the Ball

It seems the Republican Party news is getting worse. This past fall, we suffered the defeat of our nominee for president. Based on the economic conditions, Republicans should have won. Many Republican pundits tagged Mitt Romney as the winner days....

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Thursday, January 31st, 2013 07:42:19

Wimping Out

The New York Times mobile app sent me a breaking news update Wednesday morning: "U.S. Economy Unexpectedly Contracted in Fourth Quarter." Based on high government third-quarter spending and government policies and politics occurring during the fourth quarter, the slowdown should....

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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 07:41:36

Republicans Have Opportunity to Embrace Social Business

Fascinating. President Obama mentioned our Constitution in the first paragraph of his inaugural address, but in the same paragraph quoted from the Declaration of Independence, noting that we "articulated in a declaration" the following words: "We hold these truths to....

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