To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Time To Prosecute

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FRANK P. BELCASTRO Dubuque, IA President Obama must investigate Bush Administration officials. The world is watching what he will do. The question is how can the Obama Administration not investigate, and, if appropriate, prosecute? How could there be “change we can believe in” if the new administration harbors war criminals – which is the way […]
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Privatizing Education

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BY FRANK P. BELCASTRO President-elect Barack Obama named as his nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools system [CPS]. But what is evident from Duncan’s seven years in charge is his belief that the business of education should, first and foremost, embrace the logic of […]
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George Will’s Truthiness

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FRANK P. BELCASTRO Dubuque, IA George Will is having trouble with the truth again. Will argues, “Reducing carbon emissions supposedly will reverse warming, which is allegedly occurring even though, according to statistics published by the World Meteorological Organization, there has not been a warmer year on record than 1998.” Can we talk about unbelievable ignorance […]
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They Don’t Care

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BY NORM ROURKE Watching Feed The Children trucks unloading boxes of food in Wilmington, OH, while people waited in line, broke my heart and made me angry at the same time. The scene broke my heart because my wife knows people in Wilmington. It angered me because the fools in Washington are so out of […]
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America, The Inexplicable

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FRANK P. BELCASTRO Dubuque, IA From the time when President Bush took office to now, the cost of a family health insurance premium has gone up 87%; the number of uninsured people has gone up 19%; the number of families living in poverty has gone up 19%; real median household income has dropped 1%; and […]
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