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#Shutdown Talk – ‘Obamacare Designed to Pass’

#Shutdown Talk – ‘Obamacare Designed to Pass’

When the government shutdown first began, I wrote an article that basically argued three points (read here): It is unrealistic for the GOP to expect to completely block Obamacare. Instead, they should stop the administration from delaying the particularly painful portions or exempting political allies for political gain. When Obamacare fails, as they believe and … Continue reading

Godless ‘Church’ in America? – Discussion Starter

Godless ‘Church’ in America? – Discussion Starter

This morning while doing my breakfast news scan I saw an article about a new Sunday morning congregation coming to New York City. They call themselves a “church” for atheists, although “place of assembly” may be a more appropriate and respectful term. I say that because for Christians, the Church is metaphorically the “body of Christ,” … Continue reading

Book Review: Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

Book Review: Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

It was a long read, but well worth it. Coolidge by Amity Shlaes chronicles the life of the 30th President of the United States. He served in the time between World War I and the Great Depression (1923-1929) and thus is often forgotten in the annals of history. Nevertheless, he accomplished a great deal during the … Continue reading

North Carolina Considering Axing State Income Tax

Imagine the ugly line on your paycheck that says “NC Income Tax” not showing up next month. Well it could happen. “The proposal would eliminate personal and corporate income taxes in exchange for higher state sales taxes levied against groceries, medical expenses and other currently tax-free services.” With a Republican majority in the North Carolina … Continue reading

Chris Christie Extinguishes Chances to Become GOP Leader

It wasn’t but a year ago that Republicans across the nation were singing the praises of NJ Governor, Chris Christie. He had just fought entrenched NJ government employees in a liberal state to fix their pension system. He fought the NJ Teacher’s Union and others in the state to bring the state’s finances back within reason. He said: … Continue reading