Cliven Bundy wonders if blacks were ‘better off as slaves’: Republican supporters start fleeing (UPDATED)
Apr24

Cliven Bundy wonders if blacks were ‘better off as slaves’: Republican supporters start fleeing (UPDATED)

More responsible Republicans are now starting to flee. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, the rancher who refused to pay grazing fees, suggested he’d violently resist if the feds showed up to try and coerce him or touch his land or property, made comments in a New York Times interview that even one of cows would look at and say: “Those comments are racist!” (UPDATE: Bundy is now in damage control mode, visiting friendly...

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The Retro World of Vladimir Putin
Apr24

The Retro World of Vladimir Putin

So much for the hope that a new, democratic, non-confrontational Russia would emerge in the 21st century — hopes that began on Nov. 9, 1989 when Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev took up President Ronald Reagan’s challenge and tore down that 30-year-old Berlin wall. Increasingly, some pundits, analysts and policy makers face a tough choice. Should they say Russian President Vladimir Putin, cloaked in a fig leaf of...

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A Dilemma We Shouldn’t Be Facing In 2014
Apr24

A Dilemma We Shouldn’t Be Facing In 2014

Share A Dilemma We Shouldn’t Be Facing In 2014 By Victoria Turecamo Earlier this month the Paycheck Fairness Act failed to acquire the necessary votes to pass through the U.S. Senate. Supporters emphasized this act was just one more step towards giving women the tools they need to ensure they are being fairly compensated for their work, while opponents attacked the act in every way possible. The Paycheck Fairness Act is intended to...

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Poll shows GOP winning Senate hardly a slam dunk
Apr23

Poll shows GOP winning Senate hardly a slam dunk

I’ve often noted here on TMV that just like clockwork you can expect something out of partisans when polls come out: (1)if they like the poll they’ll tout it, scream it and headline it, and, (2)if the poll brings bad news or isn’t what they want to hear, they will try to discredit it. The usual (tiresome) way is to go on and on about the methodology. Now, if the poll was in their favor, do you think they’d be...

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The Downside of Democracy (5)
Apr23

The Downside of Democracy (5)

There are so many negative aspects of democracy that it is difficult to focus on one particular problem as being responsible for the failure of democratic elections to produce good government. However, virtually all of the problems with the democratic process result from one aspect that appears to be resistant to correction- the unwillingness of the electorate to study the policies and values of the candidates running for office, to...

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A Jamaican-Style Black Bean Recipe To Die For
Apr23

A Jamaican-Style Black Bean Recipe To Die For

Kiko’s House, my home blog, can now certainly be considered middle aged. After all, it has been eight and a half years since it toddled into the blogosphere. One of the things of which I am most proud is that on an average day nearly half of all visitors to the blog are as a result of Google searches for a particular topic of interest. The leading search topic by far is this post on the cancer epidemic in American Golden...

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