The Fighting 112th

January 7, 2011

The oaths have been taken, the Speaker’s gavel has passed from Democrat to Republican in the House, and new members flocked to TV cameras to blather about the “new day” in Washington.  Republicans railed about how this new 112th Congress will repeal laws passed by the Democratic majority on Obama’s behalf; Democrats vowed, “not over […]

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Out of Work, Out of Joy

December 25, 2010

We were seated together at a holiday dinner party in a fancy downtown hotel.  She looked beautiful in her floor-length gown of Christmas red.  As we dined on filet mignon and lobster macaroni cakes, we chatted about our mutual plans for Christmas.  She has two children, aged six and four and she proudly said that […]

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