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Archive of Articles for June, 2006

A New Direction For America? [part 1]

[ Posted Friday, June 23rd, 2006 – 17:43 PDT ]

The best thing about the document is that it's short and to the point. Each issue is spelled out in plain language on the first page, as a focused and positive idea. The second page is a good blueprint for putting Republicans on the defense. Democrats should memorize and repeat the items on both lists every chance they get.

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Allow Minimum Wage Workers To Share Congress' COLA

[ Posted Wednesday, June 14th, 2006 – 21:56 PDT ]

The minimum wage is lower than it has been at any time since 1956. Congress' refusal to raise the minimum wage shows an utter disrespect for millions of Americans who work hard every day and still struggle to meet even the most basic needs.

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Democratic Demagoguery

[ Posted Friday, June 9th, 2006 – 20:24 PDT ]

But Democrats can't just phone in their campaign, the way they seem to be doing. They can't win just by being anti-Republicans. They can't win just because everyone has figured out Bush is an idiot. They can't win just by using Newt Gingrich's suggested campaign slogan: "Had enough?" It's downright pathetic that even Newt feels sorry enough for the Democrats to give them campaign strategy advice. And although the "culture of corruption" phrase is a good one, it's still not enough to win. Democrats need to complete the sentence: "When we take control of Congress, this is what we're going to do for all voters: ...."

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