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The Way I See It - Death by Secrecy

By Ham HayesOn Jan 27, 2010

If I could see it, I’m sure the Senate Health Reform bill would look like my garage. It would be full of all sorts of things. Some of [...]

The Way I See It - Upheaval!

By Ham HayesOn Jan 20, 2010

There are lessons to be learned from the earthquake in Haiti. As the earthquake response effort continues we see heroic efforts by individuals, organizations and governments to increase the survival [...]

The Way I See It - Don’t Eat That!

By Ham HayesOn Jan 13, 2010

I have been unable to verify that Texas’ famous Salt Lick BBQ restaurant in Dripping Springs has been closed by a government agency. This totally unfounded story comes quickly [...]

The Way I See It - Flying Blind

By Ham HayesOn Jan 06, 2010

I fly several times a year, much of it international. I know my fate, when flying, is totally out of my control and I accept that. In fact I was [...]

Dear Mr. President

By Tip JohnsonOn Dec 31, 2009

Dear Mr. President, Down here on Main Street, Wall Street seems far away. Is Pennsylvania Avenue even farther? Welcome to the United States of America, land of opportunity. Here, unlike [...]

The Way I See It - Decade “Change”

By Ham HayesOn Dec 30, 2009

Paul Krugman of the New York Times calls the now departing decade, “Decade Zero.” My wife and I are traveling this week to visit three of our six grandchildren, and [...]

Incredibly Carbonaceous

By Tip JohnsonOn Dec 21, 2009

It looks like we’ve got a pretty watered down climate accord. It doesn’t provide accountability and won’t limit warming to within the two degree Celsius out-of-control climate [...]

Political Realignment - Part II

By Paul deArmondOn Dec 06, 2009

(Recap for the reader in a hurry: a previous post defined realignment as a power shift in a two party system whereby a new and stable majority arises. Examples from [...]

Real Health Care Reform

By Craig MayberryOn Nov 27, 2009

This is a reprint of one of my earlier posts on health care. The issue is more timely now and I thought I would re-enter it into the discussion. The [...]

Political Realignment - Part 1

By Paul deArmondOn Nov 09, 2009

American politics and its two-party system is not a static system. The ebb and flow of political power proceeds in fits and starts with long periods of relative stasis and [...]

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