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Remember Mandela

Written by Rob Rogers on .

It is hard to watch Obama and other world leaders celebrating Nelson Mandela's life-long fight for freedom and justice while in their own countries those same leaders deny justice to their own prisoners. 

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Selfie

Written by Rob Rogers on .

In case you missed "selfie-gate" ... here is what happened. While at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt decided she wanted a "selfie" with British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Obama. A photographer caught the action and it went viral. The rest is history. 

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Brewed On Grant: Mayor College

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Bill Peduto was at Harvard last week for a gathering of newly elected mayors from around the country. They were there to study things like municipal finance, crisis management, public safety, etc. I wonder where Lukey went to school.

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American Apartheid

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Nelson Mandela will be mourned as a civil rights leader for the ages. We could use some of his wisdom right now in this country. No, we don't live under Apartheid like it was in South Africa, but we do still have forms of racial segregation. In particular, we have a republican party that would like to return us to the glorious days of Jim Crow. 

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Day Workers

Written by Rob Rogers on .

The 113th Congress is on track to being the worst Congress ever (with only 56 laws passed so far). They have only passed a fraction of the laws passed by previous lawmakers and they don't seem to be in a hurry to erase their "do-nothing" reputation. Even when Reagan was battling Tip O'Neill, the 99th Congress still passed 663 laws. I say we take away their working visas.

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