Category Archives: Politics

CLINTON FOUNDATION MUCH NEEDED IN A WORLD OF HURT

Allow me to expound on the latest vendetta by the Trumpsters and Hillary Haters to “get Hillary” – the allegations of pay-for-play. Hillary had no signed agreement – it was between the Clinton Foundation and President Obama. Any efforts to … Continue reading

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SANDERS COLLEGE PLAN FALLS SHORT – FREE IS NOT FREE

When reviewing and studying any Sanders’ plan for a “freebie”, you must ask who pays – to put it another way – where does the transfer of funds occur? And, it will occur. Sanders consistently compares us to Germany and … Continue reading

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ANCHORS AWAY – REPUBLICANS FOCUS ON ABOLISHING 14TH AMENDMENT BIRTHRIGHT PROVISION

The higher Trump moves in the polls, the more insane he gets. Now he wants to take away the birthright guarantee found in the U.S. Constitution. But, wait! Holy Heavenly Happy Hour! Now Scott Walker has decided to velcro himself … Continue reading

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MUSICAL ADMINISTRATION CHAIRS – RECYCLING THE OLD

Can we say musical “chairs?” Good grief, how about some new blood in the administration instead of recyclables. Mark Becker has now been named to the Redevelopment Commission.  I am sure Becker is knowledgeable, but it sure looks like he … Continue reading

Posted in Fort Wayne, Politics

POPULIST OR PROGRESSIVE – OR SOMETHING NEW?

The words “progressive” and “populist” are bandied about on a daily basis, but I wonder if those who use the terms understand what they mean.  Knowing the difference can – well – make a difference. Populism can be defined as … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Corporations, Democracy, Economics, Politics, Populist, Progressive

ICONIC GE SIGN FACES UNCERTAIN FUTURE

The Sign! Sometimes we take things for granted. We drive by this sign on a regular basis, and it has been a part of our West Central “family” for so long, it is hard to imagine what that area will … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Corporations, Fort Wayne, History, Politics, West Central Neighborhood

CHAIN, CHAIN, CHAIN – TREATING THOSE RECEIVING EARNED BENEFITS AS SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is about to become a hot topic again for those on social security – regular and disability. And President Obama appears to be in support of the plan. Gird for battle if you don’t want … Continue reading

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INDUSTRIAL FARMING AMENDMENT TO INDIANA CONSTITUTION AIMS TO ABOLISH LOCAL CONTROL

The constitutional amendment on many minds is the amendment banning same-sex marriage.  Another amendment, however, is also set to drastically change our lives and environment – by enshrining protection of industrial farming in the state constitution. Republicans just can’t seem … Continue reading

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THE BATTLE TO DESTROY SOCIAL SECURITY – FDR’S SUCCESS STILL RANKLES THE REPUBLICANS

As the recent mind numbing memories of fiscal collapse diminish and the public readies itself for the next round of infighting over another potential shutdown and debt ceiling crisis, Social Security is high on the hit list for the Republican … Continue reading

Posted in Franklin D. Roosevelt, Politics, Privatization, Republicans, Social Security

“RIP VAN” POSNER – SIX YEARS LATER THE JUDGE WAKES UP

Judge Posner has stunned the legal community with a rare judicial mea culpa: an admittance that he was asleep at the wheel six years ago when he wrote that he really thought voter fraud was an okay reason to have … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Rights, Constitutional Issues, Indiana, Judges, Judicial System, Politics, Rights and Liberties, U.S. Constitution, Voter Suppression, Voting