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Lead, follow, or get the hell out of my way

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the...

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Leadership: It’s about the people, stupid

Day 3. 48 hours ago, we entered through the gates of hell.  A narcissistic Apollyon was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.  America wept. In that time span, Trump has mocked protesters,...

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Wanted: Fire in the Belly

We Democrats are like the French.  At the first sign of trouble, we surrender and wave the white flag. Did I get your attention? Good. Not because I think the French are cowards.  They’re not....

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The Resistance Field Manual

On Monday, December 19th, the Electoral College voted to make Donald Trump’s win official.  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Congress is expected to certify the win on January 6th, and Trump will be sworn in as...

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A little rebellion now and then

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”...

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Why liberals hate America (and other myths)

“The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any...

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Moral justice in the Republic of Trump

“Last of all comes the tyrannical man; about whom we have once more to ask, how is he formed out of the democratical? And how does he live, in happiness or in misery?” – Socrates 2400...

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The Normalization of American Bigotry

Nearly three weeks since Election Day, the push is already on to normalize Donald Trump.  From anxious Republicans eager to claim and fulfill a perceived electoral mandate, to the mainstream media hopeful for full press...

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Lies, Damn Lies, and the Free Press

In 1998, Donald Trump gave an interview to People Magazine, where he floated the idea of potentially running for President one day.  Trump is quoted as saying, “If I were to run, I’d run as a...

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Defending a poop-throwing monkey

I really wanted to write about issues today.  In Connecticut, the word on everyone’s lips is the economy.  Chief Executive magazine ranks the state 46th (yes, 46th!) in terms of favorability for doing business.  Crippling...