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Relief: The Politics in the U.S.

Today, Elizabeth’s Creativity Challenge asks the question, among others, about what would cause relief for the current distress in our fellow citizens given the current situation in the world. To provide my take on that question, I’m going to narrow

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Election Day in the U.S.

Never before in my life have I felt a need to make much of a comment on a Presidential Election Day in the U.S. This Presidential Election Day seems different. I don’t know if it is because it has been

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The Snollygoster Politician

“Oh, he is a snollygoster, all right. That Donald, he is a right snollygoster,” the old man said as he stood on the street corner talking to a group of folks that had gathered round him. “What’s a snollygoster, mister?”

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Posted in Blog Propellant, Fiction, Politics

2016 US Presidential Election: Pneumonia or the Economy and Foreign Policy?

  I am discouraged by American journalism. I am also discouraged that the American people don’t demand more from their journalists and their Presidential candidates. I will certainly be interested to watch the upcoming Presidential debates although we cannot forget that

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Posted in Politics, The Economy, Travel

2016 Presidential Election

I hate the U.S. news media. I’m not sure it would be better in any other nation, but in the U.S., you only hear what the powers that be at the major news organizations want you to hear. I did

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Does America Really Vote Against our Own Self-Interests?

  In the 2015 Kentucky Governor’s election, some of the results of the voting seemed astounding. For one thing, Kentucky elected a Republican Governor for only the second time in four decades. Most were shocked when Governor Matt Bevin was

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Posted in Appalachia, Eastern Kentucky, Politics, Uncategorized
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