Politically Speaking

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By Loretta A. Ragsdell

Contributing Reporter / Columnist

Politically Speaking

Lately, I have found myself following politics more than ever.  It started in late August when Obama was in the full swing of his re-election campaign. I would watch MSNBC and other news channels just to keep up with what was happing in the race.  Now, I find myself watching just because it's interesting.  I always knew politics effects and groves much of our lives.  Only recently, I became aware of just how far reaching politics can become.  The news is filled with discussion about immigration reform, legality of same-sex marriages, and gun reform.  The right and the left, the Republicans and the Democrats seem to be light years apart on most of these issues, and we, the American citizens are caught somewhere between the cross fire. I am watching anxiously to see how America fares my summer, until then, I am going to buckle my seatbelt because I am sure it is going to be a long and bumpy ride.


Thought for the day:

 "When outside forces effect your life, your challenge is to manage the outcomes with tolerance, diligence, and perseverance. There is always a silver lining."

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Molly from Chicago  

Posted: March 13th, 2013 12:32 PM

Dan, those Obama policies will result in more of the same. :(

Dan Haley from Austin Weekly News  

Posted: February 17th, 2013 4:39 PM

Loretta, there are a lot of very compelling issues on the board right now: gun safety, same-sex marriage, immigration reform and just how to keep the economy growing again. Lots of crossfire from the extremes. But in the center, slightly left of center, I think President Obama is making the essential arguments that reflect where the majority. Now will that translate into progress given our depressing politics? We'll see. And we'll keep watching.

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