Author Archives: SteveB

Is English Only a Battle to Fight?

(Bonjour Etienne! Je parle un peu francais, et vous?  I too am a desendant of French Canadian immigrants, third generation quebecois on my father’s side and first generation acadien on my mothers.  I think however you miss a point, while I begrudge no-one their right to conduct their private affairs in the language of their choice, I do have a…

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Conservative Rules to Live by

Crossposted at The Rockefeller Republican. There are no shortage of political thinkers out there with rules for new conservatives to live by. Most of them seem reasonable enough, so the question is, why don't Republicans and even Blue Dog Democrats run on these principles? Wouldn't a majority of Americans support them? Below is a sampling of some of the…

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The Honeymoon is Over

(Anybody know a good hangover remedy. Our differently winged friends may need one soon. – promoted by EaBo Clipper) Crossposted at The Rockefeller Republican   “I know I haven't spent a lot of time learning the ways of Washington. But I've been there long enough to know that the ways of Washington must change.” – Barack Obama as he launched…

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A Spoiled Nation?

 Crossposted at The Rockefeller Republican A nation-wide strike in France severely disrupted air, rail and commuter service last week. Hospitals reduced staff, and teachers, civil servants, journalists and transportation workers decided not to show up to work to protest the global economic crisis. The French called it “Black Thursday” with workers venting their concern as the country teeters on the…

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Questions Without Answers

Crossposted at The Rockefeller Republican   First a confession, I am not an economist. While I consider myself a fairly well educated person, my areas of expertise reside outside of the financial realm. As I have written over the past month about the various stimulus and bail out bill put before congress it has been as a common everyman. I…

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