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Nick on October 7th, 2013

With all of the name calling and finger pointing going on in Washington, it’s hard to know who to blame for the mess we’re in. According to the Democrats, the Republicans are responsible for the government shutdown. Meanwhile, the Republicans will swear it’s all the fault of President Obama and the Democratic party. And they’re […]

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Nick Russell on October 27th, 2011

On June 16, 1858, in a speech to delegates at the Illinois Republican State Convention, where they chose him to be their candidate for the U.S. Senate, running against Democrat Stephen A. Douglas, Abraham Lincoln said that "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I am reminded of Lincoln’s words every time I tune in […]

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Nick Russell on July 23rd, 2011

I guess I’m just not sympathetic to those in need, but every time I see someone standing on a street corner with a sign that says “Will Work For Food” I want to stop and tell them about the fast food joint a block away with a help wanted sign in the window. I had […]

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Nick Russell on April 6th, 2011

With talk of an impending government shutdown on Friday, the talking heads are having a field day on television, advancing one theory after another of how we got to this point, and what it will take to avoid the threatened shutdown. And, of course, our elected officials on both sides of the aisle are blaming […]

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Nick Russell on November 3rd, 2010

Tuesday the American people sent a clear message to their elected officials that they are unhappy with the way things are going, and they don’t want to go down the road we have been taking. Now, it is up to those newly elected, and to those who retained their offices, to listen to that message. […]

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Nick Russell on October 31st, 2010

I’ll be glad to see Tuesday come and go, if for no other reason than that we’ll finally see an end to all of the political ads on television, where every candidate tells us how terrible their opponents are, in wildly exaggerated claims, but never seem to get around to telling us what makes them […]

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Nick Russell on October 13th, 2010

If you turn a television on during the daytime, or watch any late night TV, you know how often viewers are bombarded with advertisement after advertisement telling them that if they have used just about any kind of prescription drug, fallen off a ladder, been in an accident, or ever had a hangnail, they can […]

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Nick Russell on May 26th, 2010

Here’s an good idea. Let’s say that a huge company creates a natural disaster on a scope that is hard to imagine, and that will cost billions of dollars to remedy. Okay, now let’s say that instead of making those responsible for the disaster pay to make things right, the government expects you and I […]

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Nick Russell on October 18th, 2009

Wednesday President Barack Obama asked Congress to approve $250 payments to more than 50 million senior citizens to make up for the fact that there will be no cost of living adjustment in their Social Security payments next year. This will be the first time in eleven years that there will be no increase in […]

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