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Nuclear Option

Written by Rob Rogers on .

The "nuclear option" in the Senate is an extreme measure that amounts to taking away the filibuster. This is a last resort for a Senate Majority Leader who is facing an intransigent minority party. If you need an example of just how intransigent the senate GOP has been, count the filibusters. In U.S. history there have been 168 filibusters of presidential nominees, 82 filibusters under Obama and 86 filibusters under all other presidents combined. The GOP brought this on themselves.

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Slave

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Walmart employees in Ohio are so underpaid that they started a holiday food drive for themselves! Not only that, but Walmart has been accused by the NLRB of violating labor laws by retaliating against striking employees. Welcome to Walmart! 

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Never Forget

Written by Rob Rogers on .

I can remember where I was during the moon landing (watching it on our small black and white TV) but I was too young to remember JFK's assassination. Still, we all remember where we were for some historic event. 

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Brewed On Grant: Boy Lincoln

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Luke Ravenstahl is trying to put a positive spin on his mayoral history. Meanwhile, the rest of us will be marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. 

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Eternal Flame

Written by Rob Rogers on .

It has been fifty years since Lee Harvey Oswald (and others if believe the conspiracy theories) gunned down JFK in Dallas. If only we were safer from gun violence now than we were in 1963. 

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