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Archive for January, 2009

Letter to the Editor: Payday Loan Became Vicious Hook

Posted by Stephen on January 25, 2009

We, the people of this great commonwealth, owe ourselves freedom from exploitation by payday lenders. This must not be just a problem for lower-middle- class workers.

We each have different needs. So we each seek different solutions. The solution should not turn into a bigger problem, as payday loans have.

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Posted in C. State Politics, E. Payday Lending, F. Business and Economy, I. Society, Op-Eds | Leave a Comment »

Closing GITMO: Is it Soft or Smart?

Posted by Stephen on January 22, 2009

President Obama is expected to sign orders to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Thursday. Supporters say it is a message that America intends on changing their approach to controversial issues in dealing with foreign aggressors, and a first step toward working with other countries on a level the Bush administration did not. Critics fear it’s soft and places American interests in a defensive position.

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President Obama: “Our patchwork heritage is our strength”

Posted by Stephen on January 20, 2009

With one quote the President summed up the social challenge before him.

President Obama’s call for a more personal investment from all American’s is dependent on his ability to convince a cynical society to recognize diversity as the strength he alluded to in his address.

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Editorial: The True Miracle of the Day: The Peaceful Transfer of Power

Posted by Stephen on January 20, 2009

By Peter Roff
Conservative Commentator/Former Senior Political Writer for United Press International

Inauguration Day 2009 is as important as everyone says it is. There’s no escaping it. It is, as most of those covering it have already observed, an historic day, full of meaning for people all across the world. That a mere half-century after a time when blacks in parts of America were routinely prevented from voting we inaugurate an African-American president of the United States is a time of celebration for us all. It is a tangible symbol of how far the nation has come on race, one of the thorniest issues we as a nation have ever had to confront. We must not, however, lose sight of the fact that this is a subtext of the real story.

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Editorial: Hey America, Take a Chill Pill

Posted by Stephen on January 20, 2009

By Liz Peek
Financial Columnist

Whoa there America– take a deep breath. As impressed as we all are with the significance of this moment — we are about to inaugurate the first African American President of the United States — it is possible that our collective giddiness will lead to the worst kind of disappointment. President-elect Barack Obama is being breathlessly compared to FDR, JFK, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. So far — he has won an election.

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Today’s the Day…Tomorrow’s the question

Posted by Stephen on January 20, 2009

Today America ushers in the 44th President of the United States. With that, a promise of a better America for all
Americans will be put to the test, not in the first 100 days, but in the first 100 hours.

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