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Per­haps, for her last two years in the White House, Mrs. Obama could shift her fo­cus from over­weight, overindulged, un­der­ac­tive chil­dren to our home­less vet­er­ans who need fa­cil­i­ties sim­i­lar to re­tire­ment homes and/or as­sisted-living-type homes. The Vet­er­ans Ad­min­is­tra­tion ob­vi­ously needs help.

Oh, the out­rage when a suc­cess­ful coach is fired at Bow­man. Where was the out­rage when the school was rated D aca­dem­i­cally? This is so pre­dictable lately, es­pe­cially in char­ter schools.

The U.S. po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic sys­tem is a big con job by the wealthy and cor­po­rate lob­by­ists and the losers are the Amer­i­can cit­i­zens and work­ers. The two-party sys­tem re­sults in grid lock. Maybe we need a third party or to give the So­cial­ists a try.

Per­haps the rea­son lib­er­al­ism pre­dom­i­nates in uni­ver­si­ties is be­cause pro­fes­sors are more in­tel­lec­tu­ally as­tute and more po­lit­i­cally savvy.

Ho­bart ob­vi­ously does not use any­thing on slick side streets. Even the plow­ing is scarce. The ser­vice gets worse ev­ery year and we pay plenty of taxes for this lousy ser­vice. Peo­ple need to re­mem­ber this at elec­tion time.

Af­ter 13 years of the Tal­iban be­ing a ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, all of a sud­den they are now an armed in­sur­gence, even though they com­mit ter­ror­ist ac­tions. Oh, that’s right, we don’t ne­go­ti­ate with ter­ror­ists.

The new Repub­li­can Se­nate, with the help of nine Democrats, passed the Keystone pipe­line, which will cre­ate thou­sands of union con­struc­tion jobs, but the pres­i­dent wants to veto it. Who’s the ob­struc­tion­ist now?

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