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Government & Politics

 101 records found

A 'Dear John' Letter to Senator McCain by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 1, 2018)
An expressino of thanks for a remarkable leader…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Civility Courage Inspiration Leadership Politics Tribute, Testimony


A Way with Words by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 21, 2018)
Exposing President Trump's verbal challenges…
Topics: Current Events, News Language, Meaning News Politics Popular Culture Writing


A Call for Respect by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 4, 2018)
Lessons from the State of the Union
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Communication Government News Relationships


May I Be Frank, Mr. President? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 17, 2017)
Challenging a double standard in the Oval Office…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Ethics & Morality News Politics Scandal Social Issues Values


My Constitution? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 17, 2017)
Today is Constitution Day in the U.S., a good time to reflect on this venerable document…
Topics: Freedom Government History


Praying for a Dictator by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 4, 2017)
Asking God to silence Kim Jong-Un…
Topics: Change Government News Prayer


Hold the Phone by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 21, 2017)
If only The Donald would do just that…
Topics: Communication Government News Politics


Top Ten Ways to Reduce the National Debt by James N. Watkins


(My World   April 24, 2017)
With tongue only partly in cheek
Topics: Financial Government Planning Policy, Policy Formation Politics Trends


Second Thoughts about "America First" by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 4, 2017)
The Bible trumps our President's initiative
Topics: Bible Faith Government


Make the Presidency Great Again! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 28, 2017)
A message to the new Commander in Chief…
Topics: Government History Leadership Politics


Inauguration Day Ponderings by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 20, 2017)
More than a President is called to take an oath…
Topics: Government History Politics Prayer


A Prayer for the President-Elect by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 13, 2016)
A new hymn text to a time-honored tune…
Topics: Change Government Leadership News Politics Prayer


Voting 2016 by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 6, 2016)
Taking our duty seriously…
Topics: Government Politics Voting & Elections


Voting Shenanigans by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 30, 2016)
Keeping the mischief out of elections…
Topics: Government Politics Voting & Elections


White House Secrets by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 23, 2016)
Things might not be what they appear…
Topics: Government History Politics


The White House Race is a Mud Bowl by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 15, 2016)
Just how low can they go?…
Topics: Ethics & Morality News Politics


What If You Were President? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 2, 2016)
Consider the possibilities…if you would you even want the job…
Topics: Government Hopes & Dreams Politics


Polls and Polling by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 25, 2016)
The challenges of opinion polls and voting technology…
Topics: Government Research Technology Voting & Elections


Taxation by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 28, 2016)
A retiring journalist's list of proliferating taxes…
Topics: Financial Government Policy, Policy Formation Politics Taxes


A Prayer for Uncle Sam by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 2, 2016)
A Fourth of July supplication…
Topics: Freedom History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Prayer Trends


My Favorite Uncle's Annual Appeal by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 16, 2016)
Why I hate Tax Day…
Topics: Financial Government Holidays Taxes


The Republican by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 2, 2016)
It's more like a funeral wake…
Topics: News Politics


Good Lord, He's a Bad Candidate by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 12, 2016)
Why I hope Donald Trump is not the GOP's nominee…
Topics: News Politics


Why Donald Trump Troubles Me by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 27, 2016)
One poetic commentator's opinion…
Topics: Current Events, News News Politics


Watkins for President 2016 by James N. Watkins


(My World   February 6, 2016)
Contributor and humorist Watkins throws his pen into the presidential race…
Topics: Humor News Politics


Amendment XXVIII? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 30, 2015)
Did you know that the last amendment to the U.S. Constitution was in 1992?…
Topics: Government Politics


Social Security? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 31, 2015)
The cost of raiding the trust fund…
Topics: Financial Risk Social Security


Caution: Congress Under Repair by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 1, 2015)
The cracks in the Capitol Dome aren't the only cause for concern…
Topics: Dysfunctional, Broken

Can Two Become One? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 16, 2014)
Here's hoping the new Congress can make vows of unity…
Topics: Politics Unity, Unified

The Lessons of Bridgegate by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 19, 2014)
Coming to terms with an unnecessary toll…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Politics

Partisanship by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 6, 2013)
As long as I can remember, there were Democrats, Republicans, independents (with or without a capitol I) and lesser affiliates.…
Topics: Politics

Uncle Sam at the Brink by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 9, 2012)
A suicide watch in Washington…
Topics: Politics

A State of Indecision by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 21, 2012)
Washington state debates same-sex marriage…
Topics: Faith Family Political Correctness Politics Social Issues

The Donkey and the Elephant by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 7, 2012)
Can we hear what each is saying?…
Topics: Politics

A Faded Bedroom Poster by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 2, 2012)
Why it's time for a new one…
Topics: Politics

Undercover Betrayal by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 29, 2012)
Lessons from the Secret Service scanda…
Topics: Government Scandal

Where's the Party? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 25, 2012)
The Grand Old Party needs a party planner…
Topics: Planning Politics

Beyond Imagination by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 11, 2012)
When numbers get too big…
Topics: Financial

A Prayer for Lawmakers and Others by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 15, 2012)
Asking Divine guidance for those who make decisions…
Topics: Politics Prayer

Herman "Raisin" Cane by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 13, 2011)
How the accused reacts to the "grapes of wrath"…
Topics: Current Events, News Grace Politics

And They're Off by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 21, 2011)
The county fair campaigning has begun…
Topics: Politics

Obama's Big Black Bus by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 21, 2011)
What's wrong with this picture?…
Topics: Politics

Uncle Sam's Spending Problem by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 7, 2011)
Is raising the debt ceiling the best solution?…
Topics: Financial Government Politics

The Little Weiner Went to Congress by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 12, 2011)
If only it were just a nursery rhyme…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics Scandal

Chicago's All-TIme Favorite Sport by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 30, 2011)
The votes are in…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

Don't Ask? Don't Tell? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 9, 2011)
What would the Generals say?…
Topics: Armed Forces Current Events, News History Social Issues

High Touch Security by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 21, 2010)
Can't touch that!…
Topics: Current Events, News Government Safety Travel

Dancing with the Stars and Stripes by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 31, 2010)
It's boogie time with the ballot box…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

Electioneering by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 31, 2010)
We waited and waited for our absentee ballots which did not arrive…
Topics: Bible Metaphors, Life Lessons Politics

Tea Party Ponderings by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 3, 2010)
What began one night in Boston still continues in our day…
Topics: Current Events, News History Politics

Obama, Duh! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 21, 2010)
New lyrics to the same old tune about healthcare reform…
Topics: Current Events, News Health Care Politics

O Little Town of Washington by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 27, 2009)
There is no goodwill among men on Capitol Hill…
Topics: Health Care Politics

Domestic Parter-Ships by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 1, 2009)
Should their moorage be equal to marriage?
Topics: Family Language, Meaning Politics Social Issues

Obama, Obsama by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 25, 2009)
Reminding the President of a promise…
Topics: Politics Terrorism

Jimmy's Crack Scorned by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 27, 2009)
Why the former President misspoke…
Topics: Communication Politics

The Lion Sleeps by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 30, 2009)
A tribute to Ted Kennedy: the prince who never would be king…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Politics Tribute, Testimony

Profiles in Courage (and Humanity) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 30, 2009)
Facing the four Kennedy brothers head-on…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) History Politics Tribute, Testimony

Revisiting Roe v. Wade by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 25, 2009)
Another senior moment arrived when I realized how little I really know about Roe vs. Wade…
Topics: History Legal Politics Social Issues

Slaves of Lust by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 28, 2009)
An over-populated political prison…
Topics: Politics Scandal

The Bronx Cheers by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 31, 2009)
But the jury is still out on this judge…
Topics: Political Correctness Politics

A Table Grace for Tax Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 19, 2009)
Singing for our supper…
Topics: Faith Financial Politics

The Motorcade and the Parade by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 5, 2009)
Obama's reception in London is no Palm Sunday parade…
Topics: Current Events, News Easter Politics

Another Peek at the IRS by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 5, 2009)
Here is a brief peek at some things your may or may not know…
Topics: Financial Government Taxes

Babies in the Wings (Clipped) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 15, 2009)
Grieving a pro-life stance…
Topics: Current Events, News Ethics & Morality Politics Social Issues

A President's Day Present by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 22, 2009)
A little package from his friends on the Hill…
Topics: Crisis Financial Politics

Lunacy in the Land of Lincoln by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 1, 2009)
Hot Rod left the race track of reason…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Politics Scandal

A Violation of Robert's Rules of Order by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 25, 2009)
Pondering the Chief Justice's uncharacteristic gaff…
Topics: Politics

A Purpose-Driven Choice by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 21, 2008)
Obama's Democratic critics speak volumes…
Topics: Politics Prayer Religion

Son of a Blagojevich by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 14, 2008)
One governor's questionable pedigree…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Politics Scandal

A Shrine to "No Belief" by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 14, 2008)
Yet another governor raises eyebrows…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Politics

A Thankless Thanksgiving in the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 30, 2008)
A less-than-memorable holiday for the First Family…
Topics: Holidays Politics Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

The White House is Over-Rated by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 9, 2008)
Why your house matters much more…
Topics: Politics

Dumb and Dumber by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 26, 2008)
Not the movie, but this senseless presidential campaign…
Topics: Politics

Joe the Plumber Pleads His Case by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 19, 2008)
Making the case for the small business guy…
Topics: Freedom Politics

A Peel at Todd Palin's Alaska by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 5, 2008)
Why the First Dude is having second thoughts…
Topics: Politics

Queen Sarah and Delaware Joe by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 5, 2008)
The difference between the two is debatable…
Topics: Politics

Batter Up by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 28, 2008)
A creative alternative to presidential debates…
Topics: Politics

Sarah Palin Needs Our Prayers by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 7, 2008)
Her family's joys and sorrows are not unique…
Topics: Politics Prayer

Sarah (Plain and Tall) Palin by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 31, 2008)
What I know about this unknown candidate…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Politics

The Purpose-Driven Pastor Grills the Candidates by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 24, 2008)
Rick Warren's burger-bash at Saddleback…
Topics: Politics Religion

Conventions Come, Conventions Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 24, 2008)
What we can expect in Denver…
Topics: Politics

Joe Biden's Bidin' Time by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 24, 2008)
Actually, he's writing a speech…
Topics: Politics

A Relay Race Disgrace by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 17, 2008)
Sober lessons from John Edward's fall…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Politics Scandal

Assimilated Ages by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 29, 2008)
Some thoughts on the question, "too old to be president?"…
Topics: Politics

Jeremiah's Lamentations by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 6, 2008)
What Obama now laments about his pastor…
Topics: Politics Religion

A Racial Race? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 9, 2008)
The black and white truth about a black candidate…
Topics: Politics Social Issues

Poetry in Motion by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 10, 2008)
What Maya Angelou is blind to…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Politics

Dancing with Our Candidate by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 10, 2008)
Kicking up our caucusing heels…
Topics: Politics

`Prayer for Our Head of State by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 3, 2008)
On the occasion of the State of the Union address…
Topics: Leadership Prayer

He's Not a Sheep Clad Wolf by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 27, 2008)
Barack Obama is a Christ-follower…
Topics: Faith Politics Religion

A Horse Race without Equal by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 13, 2008)
The candidates continue to jockey for position…
Topics: Politics

The Obama and Oprah Show by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 12, 2007)
Is this a winning team?…
Topics: Politics Popular Culture Television

Holy Smoke by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 6, 2007)
Fuming questions about a candidate's faith…
Topics: Politics Religion

The Marathon to the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 19, 2007)
The exhausting impact of this presidential race…
Topics: Politics

Disgraced in the John by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 16, 2007)
How a Minneapolis bathroom flushed a reputation…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics Scandal

Gordon Brown's Dilemma by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 1, 2007)
How will Britain's new Prime Minister vote on Iraq?…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

A Politically-Correct Holiday is a Humbig by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 3, 2006)
One jaded Christian's Christmas wish…
Topics: Christmas Education Faith Freedom Holidays Politics

Election Day in Who-ville by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 29, 2006)
The paradox of exporting what we fail to practice&helliip;
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

Hyde and Seek by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 6, 2006)
The fall elections are anything but child's play…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

The Donkey King's Temper Tantrum by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 1, 2006)
Questioning Clinton's right to criticize…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

Remembering Joe Lieberman by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 13, 2006)
The Connecticut senator is a casualty of war.…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics War