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  • The Christmas Spirit and Our Politics
    The Christmas Spirit and Our Politics
    With the Christmas and regular holiday season now behind us, we now move towards the New Year with our country still headed in an uncertain direction. 2014 saw a huge turnaround in our national politics, with Democratic incumbents losing many of...
  • Hold your horses GOP as dynamic scoring is too strange for common comprehension
    Hold your horses GOP as dynamic scoring is too strange for common comprehension
    In an article entitled “House GOP Pushes New Rule to Boost Tax Changes” in The Fiscal Times by Rob Garver, some things seem too drastic and the majority of Americans are unlikely to approve (for the majority rule of the Republican...
  • Will Drug Treatments Soon Be Available for Ebola?
    Will Drug Treatments Soon Be Available for Ebola?
    While Ebola was at the forefront of American news reports earlier this year, with several cases being reported in the country. However, coverage of the disease has slipped recently. Still, Ebola is still a serious international health issue which...
  • President Obama: Sony Made a Mistake Shelving Film
    President Obama: Sony Made a Mistake Shelving Film
    Recently, a great deal of media attention has been focused on the hacking of the computer systems at Sony Pictures Entertainment. The hacking has been linked to the North Korean Military, in an apparent negative response to the release of the film...
  • Obama and Michelle
    New polls show voters want Obama and Congress to work together
    Two new polls show that voters do not want the governmental gridlock to continue next year. The most recent poll, released on December 17 by Rasmussen, shows that an overwhelming majority of voters think that President Obama and Congress should...
  • Beginning brings about an end in Washington and hopes for a fresh start in 2015
    Beginning brings about an end in Washington and hopes for a fresh start in 2015
    An article by Alan Fram, Associated Press, entitled “ Senate OKs nominees and tax bill as term nears end” gives more detail on some might say the “Democrat held Senate’s last stand” as when Washington opens up again...
  • At last Senate passes tax break extender bill to cover 2014
    Senate passes tax break extender bill to cover 2014
    As reported via Politico Pro in an article by Kelsey Snell, entitled “Senate approves tax extender package without Ron Wyden” makes some points clear by some Senators such as Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.).The Senate has...
  • Tax break extenders may fix our addiction for 2014 but how about 2015?
    Tax break extenders may fix our addiction for 2014 but how about 2015?
    While back on Nov. 25 U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew called a potential agreement to revive and extend lapsed tax breaks “fiscally irresponsible”. On Dec. 3rd, the House voted to renew retroactively back to Jan. 1, 2014, a 55...
  • Two Year Anniversary of Newtown Shootings Marked
    Two Year Anniversary of Newtown Shootings Marked
    Two years ago, a tragic shooting impacted the lives of many in the small town of Newtown, Connecticut, a small town located about 60 miles outside of New York City. Furthermore, the tragedy has often been mentioned by politicians when discussing...
  • First African American Republican Party Chairman for PBC
    First African American Republican Party Chairman for PBC
    From a recent TV interview by host Michael Williams on WPTV Channel 5’s Sunday morning program, “To the Point”, it is obvious Michael Barnett does not plan to use his race as a key focus of his calling card as new chair of the...
  • Big federal programs need better clarity for understanding by the people
    Big federal programs need better clarity for understanding by the people
    Big broad programs that President Obama and his Administration bring forth always are cluttered with confusion and frustration. First there was the Democratic-sponsored American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as “the stimulus...
  • TIME Magazine Names Ebola Fighters as Person of the Year
    TIME Magazine Names Ebola Fighters as Person of the Year
    With all the attention placed on the Ebola virus over the past few months, it only seems natural to honor the brave men and women who have fought against the disease, risking their own health to improve the lives of others.TIME Magazine honored...
  • CIA 'Torture' Report Horrifies Many
    CIA 'Torture' Report Horrifies Many
    The recent release of a CIA report detailing the abuses detainees faced following the events of September 11th has horrified many Americans.While the full extent of the abuses suffered by detainees may never be known, many of the tactics used to...
  • This is how it stands with the tax break extenders
    This is how it stands with the tax break extenders
    In the U.S. News & World Report article by Ryan Alexander entitled, 'Temporary' Tax Extenders Sailing Through Congress Again --- Mr. Alexander states that, “the tax extenders package should be the bane of anyone who respects...
  • 2014 tax breaks rest in the Senate for vote to extend
    2014 tax breaks rest in the Senate for vote to extend
    The Senate is expected to (most are hoping they will) vote on tax extenders today, Wednesday, Dec. 10th and everyone is on standby wondering if the tax break of their choice will continue to be their delight. Aside from big business-at-large,...