Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ten Things That Made Me Sick in 2013

By Jeff Rutherford Here is a hurl-by-hurl chronology of 10 things that turned my stomach this year, and why:

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Caress the Middle, or Turn Up the Conservative Heat?

(photo credit) There’s no conversation if nobody speaks And nothing gets done in the end There’s no confrontation when fantasy makes you its friend   It’s no good you trying to sit on the fence And hope that the trouble … Continue reading

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Obama Visits Poor D.C. Neighborhood – Announces Policy That Will Worsen Their Unemployment

(graphic credit) President Obama chose the community center of one of Washington DC’s poorest neighborhoods, Anacostia, as the venue to explain his second-term economic policies on December 4th.  Here’s a key quote from his speech: “A broad majority of Americans … Continue reading

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