GOP protects the one percent

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Remember the “47 percent”? During his 2012 campaign for the presidency, Mitt Romney was caught on audiotape describing nearly half the country in disparaging terms, labeling them moochers who want handouts. They are voters “who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for […]

Obama’s improving economy

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This is unlikely to prompt anyone to break out the bubbly in the Oval Office, but last week’s poll numbers are nevertheless unabashed good news for President Obama. Since Democrats were thrashed in November’s mid-term elections, the president’s approval ratings have been on an upward trajectory. As he prepares to deliver his sixth State of […]

Global warming is still real

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Still shivering from that frigid Arctic air that engulfed much of the country last week? Did you have to dig out your kids’ thermal underwear? I did — though I live on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, where the moderate temperatures hold down sales of winter coats. The Arctic blast was so severe that it prompted some […]