Archive of Articles in the "Guest Authors" Category

Guest Author -- Brandon Grant On Political Corruption

[ Posted Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 – 17:22 UTC ]

People are suffering and need your help! You're a United States legislator and you have just been presented with an up-and-coming bill. If this bill passes, people will receive aid and live better lives. However, special interests (that contribute handsomely to your re-election) don't approve of the bill. So who will you listen to? The people or the special interest groups? Why, the special interest groups, of course! After all, how does helping the people benefit you? That, right there, is an example of political corruption. More and more in modern society those elected to office to serve the interests of the people are being bought off by special interests to make sure any new legislation put into place benefits their businesses and their ideals; thus silencing any who might go against them.

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Friday Talking Points [364] -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

[ Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2015 – 17:43 UTC ]

Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House. And if his past is any prologue, hearing the speaker speak should provide all sorts of amusement for the rest of us. It may not be the return of the garbled George W. Bush era of mangled English, but it could be close.

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Candidate Speech Series: Bernie Sanders

[ Posted Friday, July 17th, 2015 – 15:39 UTC ]

Today, we stand here and say loudly and clearly that: "Enough is enough. This great nation and its government belong to all of the people, and not to a handful of billionaires, their Super-PACs and their lobbyists."

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Candidate Speech Series: Lincoln Chafee

[ Posted Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 – 14:00 UTC ]

We must deliberately and carefully extricate ourselves from expensive wars. Just think about how better this money could be spent.

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Candidate Speech Series: Martin O'Malley

[ Posted Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 – 13:27 UTC ]

I want to talk with you today about The American Dream we share -- its powerful history, its current condition, and most importantly, its urgent need for rebuilding.

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Candidate Speech Series: Jim Webb

[ Posted Monday, July 13th, 2015 – 15:07 UTC ]

It's been a while since I've spoken to your group but I think I can safely say that I am still the only person ever elected to statewide office in Virginia with a union card, two Purple Hearts, and three tattoos.

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Friday Talking Points [344] -- Run, Bernie, Run!

[ Posted Friday, May 1st, 2015 – 16:34 UTC ]

We've got everything from hippies to Satanists to cover this week, so let's just dive right in, shall we?
The Supreme Court heard a monumental case on marriage equality, which could indeed be their last case ever on the subject (if Justice Kennedy votes the way many expect him to, resulting in gay marriage in all [...]

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From The Archives -- A Hillary Clinton 2007 Campaign Speech

[ Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 – 17:26 UTC ]

A few words of introduction are necessary today. I spent most of the day dealing with email (cleaning out my mailbox and fishing for quotes for tomorrow's article), so instead of a fresh column today, I'm re-running a speech from Hillary Clinton from November of 2007.

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Guest Author -- Ten Tax Cuts And Who They Benefit

[ Posted Friday, March 20th, 2015 – 16:20 UTC ]

It's tax season once again and I'd like to address a question that I rarely see addressed: Who do tax cuts benefit?

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Guest Author -- A Polish Song For Ukraine's Revolution

[ Posted Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 – 17:07 UTC ]

Take three minutes and listen to it yourself -- it's almost impossible not to be moved by the experience (the video clips are expertly edited, as well).

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