I read the Constitution and understand it. I like progressive Democrats who stand for shared prosperity, opportunity, liberty, equality and justice. Mediocre Dems can be defeated in primaries but tea baggers are not able to solve problems because government is part of the solution — and they don’t get it.
Republican Congressional candidates have been vocal in calling for a return to American ideals while promising tax cuts and an end of big government.
I’d like to take this time to share with you my thoughts on this year’s local election. As you prepare to make a decision in the upcoming election for Mayor and Council, allow me to express my opinion and choice for supporting Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilmen Bellino and Diaz.
You’ve probably seen the headlines about major banks suspending foreclosure proceedings to reclaim houses from borrowers who have defaulted on their mortgages. This has the potential to be hugely disruptive—a milestone development comparable to the failure of Lehman Brothers in 2008, after which all hell broke loose.
Black history is a rich tapestry, a tale of the struggles and sacrifices, of horror and hope, an everlasting striving for justice. All Americans can learn from African American history.
“All we can do at this point is manage your cancer.”
Those were the words my mother heard two years ago when she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Once cancer has progressed that far, it’s treatable — but no longer curable. My mom had been given a death sentence.
In October, the Department of Health and Human Services closed its “comment period” for the new regional health insurance exchanges — a major component of the Obama health reforms.
The oddest thing about the reactionary support for Republicans is that — as the tea baggers proved in dozens of primary elections around the country — to be deemed worthy of membership in the modern G.O.P. one must be a narrow-minded, Bible-thumping, war-mongering supporter of incompetence, greed, lawlessness, cronyism and mismanagement.
Just two years ago, an overwhelming number of Americans voted for “hope”, their goal being an undefined “change”. This year Americans are focused, and are voting with the hope that our lawmakers will change their ways and give us the responsible government we desperately need.
Breast cancer. They’re two small words that barely take up any space on a piece of paper, but they have the power to spark great fear, grief, sadness, and regret—and they’ve irrevocably changed the lives of millions of women across the country, including myself.