P Is For Pragmatism
Apr18

P Is For Pragmatism

Today I chose to focus on pragmatism, something increasingly lacking in politics today. While I concede there are problems in both parties I am choosing to focus on the GOP by presenting a modified version of a previous post about the ideological hard line in that party today. It seems every week we see th ongoing debate in the Republican party over which direction it should take in the future. Hard liners in the party have stated...

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Cartoon: CNN’s Lost Airplane Coverage (Guest Cartoonist)
Apr18

Cartoon: CNN’s Lost Airplane Coverage (Guest Cartoonist)

CNN’s Lost Airplane Coverage by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: --Barbara Walters Confronts Don Lemon About CNN’s Plane Coverage –Please CNN, stop repetitive coverage of missing plane –CNN’s 9 Most Deplorable Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Moments --CNN President Jeff Zucker Defends Missing Plane Coverage Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for his outstanding...

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O Is For Oreo
Apr17

O Is For Oreo

There is something special about the Oreo cookie… part of many childhoods and a guilty pleasure for many adults (including me). But what do we know about the noble Oreo cookie ? From Wikipedia The “Oreo Biscuit” was first developed and produced by the National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City (the current-day Chelsea Market complex), located on Ninth Avenue...

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Rush Limbaugh: the beginning of the end?
Apr16

Rush Limbaugh: the beginning of the end?

Could the end really be in sight? Is Rush Limbaugh now sounding like he’ll say anything — a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g — to try and press the ideological hot buttons to please his audience, even if it seems like he’s cleaerly straining? Has the whale truly jumped the shark? Forbes’ Rick Ungar thinks so. At issue is CBS’s announcement that it has signed Stephen Colbert to replace the great David Letterman. The...

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Obama ‘Turns the Nuclear Cheek’ To Vladimir Putin (Libero Quotidiano, Italy)
Apr16

Obama ‘Turns the Nuclear Cheek’ To Vladimir Putin (Libero Quotidiano, Italy)

Why did President Obama decide last week, in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, to cut the U.S. nuclear weapons arsenal four years earlier than required under the 2010 NEW Start Treaty? For Italy’s Libero Quotidiano, columnist Glauco Maggi writes that not only are most E.U. leaders on Putin’s side, but President Obama ‘is a left-wing ideologue, a slave to a pacifism divorced from reality, who knows only how to...

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To Beat Putin, West Needs Armor, Not Empathy (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany)
Apr16

To Beat Putin, West Needs Armor, Not Empathy (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany)

Does historical fear explain German ‘understanding’ for Vladimir Putin’s behavior in Ukraine? For the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, columnist Volker Zastrow challenges the idea that Moscow is justifiably indignant after NATO broke its promise not to expand NATO, and warns that hand-wringing and ‘false empathy’ will do nothing to address the security problem Russia represents. According to Zastrow, only...

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