Monthly Archives: January 2014

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the War On Poverty

During President Lyndon Johnson’s first State of the Union Address on January 8, 1964, he announced: “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”

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On the government’s analysis of metadata

I can understand the visceral reaction many Americans have to government analyses of their electronic communications. However, in the overall scheme of things, I favor the government’s attempt to protect us since we need a secure nation within which our citizens may enjoy their liberty, metadata analysis is minimally intrusive and legal, and Congress can place reasonable bounds on the uses to which those analyses may be put.

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Extending Unemployment? – Maybe

I want to hear the administration say we need longer unemployment benefits because the economy is still bad. You cannot say that the recession is over and we are in an economic upswing and still ask for extended unemployment. Either the economy is good and we don’t need them any longer or the economy still stinks and we need to help our fellow citizens. You cannot have it both ways Mr. President. The American people can tell the difference.

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