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  • Mike

    Afghanistan:Escalation or continuation?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    This morning President Obama unveiled his new Afghan plan of sending 4,000 additional troops to train the Afghan army. This is on top of the 17,000 extra combat troops, which have already been ordered to Afghanistan........Afganistan currently, has 65,000 troops and ...

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    Hillary Clinton: the U.S. shares blame because of its demand for drugs and supply of weapons.

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cemented her pledge to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with Mexico, in its struggle against the Mexican drug cartel, by sharing the blame in admitting that our insatiable desire for illicit drugs, fuels this drug war. ...

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    A feisty news conference

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Last night’s news conference gave the media a chance to regain their backbone ,and they came out swinging for the fence. The president kept them at bay all night with some well rehearsed jabs. The president got the chance to ...

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    Iraq: Six years later

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Today is the 6th anniversary of the preemptive invasion of Iraq…A special salute to the 4,259 American troops that have fallen, and the 31,000 or more that have been injured. We must not forget that an estimated 1.3 million Iraqis ...

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    Mr. President:The honeymoon is over

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The AIG retention bonuses, endless spending, layoffs, and the uncertainness of the stock market are enough to make Glenn Beck cry again, and cause this country to be in an uproar. It reminds me of an old western when someone ...

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    Astros sign Ivan Rodriquez

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Only a physical and a few details that need to be worked out, is holding up the signing of future hall of famer catcher Ivan Rodriguez to a Houston Astro contract for 2009. He will sign one year deal calling ...

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    Cap-and-trade:Another view

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Throughout the last presidential campaign, candidate Obama said he would tackle climate change by imposing caps on greenhouse emissions. He proposes lowering those emissions 14% below 2005 levels and 83% below by 2050. How will he pay for it? His ...

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    Dear Mr. Wonderer

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I certainly am not a professional educator (government teacher), but I will do my level best answering your many questions. I promise to keep it civil, not exaggerate, backup my answers, and not use talking points. [Point by Point:] ”I ...

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    Factcheck.org Q. Who caused this economic mess?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The right would love for you to believe Barney Frank started this economic mess all by his lonesome but I did not find evidence to support that. To be fair, it seems I was wrong for blaming Phil Gramm. I ...

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    Another myth debunked

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    As the country finally begins a discussion on health care, the environment, the economy and  education, it is very important to sort out all the exhagerrations,myths,distortations, and flat out lies. I will use Factcheck.org and the Kaiser Family Foundation as ...

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    Obama reverses ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Today, Barack Obama fulfilled another campaign promise by signing an executive order reversing President Bush’s ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. The president made it clear that this reversal will not open the door to cloning. He ...

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    Pundits...Pleeze!

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The major network pundits need to stick to the Chandra Levy saga, because they sure are not helping us understand the current world financial crisis. I wasted five hours trying to get the latest viewpoints or some possible solutions to ...

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    This liberal's perspective

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I will always embrace my left of center views, and I will answer to anything but moderate because I do have an opinion.  It has been fun and time -consuming trying to show that the other side might have a ...

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    Selective outrage

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    This week the local outrage was over H. R. 45 and Barack Obama’s policies. H.R. 45 is a gun bill that does not have any co-sponsors (factcheck.org) and like many before them, is just gathering dust in some committee room ...

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    Myths,lies, and distortions

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I will admit the Obama administration is going 90 mph with legislation, spending, and reining in the Bush domestic and foreign policies, but the naysayers are going 100 mph with myths, lies .and distortions. We do not have to be ...

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    My summary of the Sunday talk shows

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Fox News Sunday started off the Sunday lineup with two republicans telling Chris Wallace how bad the Obama budget was, but as usual no alternative solutions.  A panel of Brit Hume, Bill Kristol, and Maria Liasson, and Chris Wallace joined ...