by Grand Forks Herald
December 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm in Grand Forks Herald
America needs wide majorities to solve the problems it faces. And Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo has shown how elected officials can deliver. Continue Reading
Tags: bipartisanship, Editorials, gina raimondo, Opinion, Politics, Rhode Island, updates 6 Comments »
TIME mag-rag hasn’t gotten much right in decades, a true ‘relic’. I’m surprised they’re still around in any form.
I suspect current, total readership is measured in 100′s…who cares what they say?
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Tom Dennis, your first thought at the word protestor went to the homegrown Occupy people, you totally missed the mark. The protestors of the Arab spring have had a profound global effect. Undoubtedly the Arab countries will not become as unshackled as the protestors wanted, but who ever gains power in these countries will always know that the protests can start up again. The Protestors in these other countries were willing to give up their lives to improve the lives of fellow citizens. Their actions are reverberating through out the world, current protests are taking place globally including Russia and China. I agree that Protestors in general are more against than for a specific agenda and their actions are obviously creating power vacuums in countries throughout the world, but they are forcing changes on a global scale. Your girl in RI hasn’t changed the way anyone is looking at the world.
Everytime the protests cross my mind I think back to reading the Brothers Karamozov in High School and my first introduction to the idea of nihilism. So I get your point, and sometimes change is bad (Russia for example), but often so is the status quo.
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So the general theme is, if a Democrat proposes something, it’s a good thing. If a Republican offers a proposal, liberals will throw a hissy fit. Got it.
Tom you blew it. Time was dead on: Bullseye. The Occupy movement & foreign malcontents did/do more than highlight problems, they tore at the very fabric of society & threatened the prevailing power structure on a very fundamental level.
Democracy only works when their is agitation from the bottom. Anything coming from the top down is just more of the same.
The prevailing power structure tends to lean towards facism in order to maintain its privileges. Anything that interrupts & unsettles those privileges, regardless of which side is exercising them, is good for the country.
Like an immunization, it is small doses of anarchy & discontent that prevent the real thing from taking hold.
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I didn’t read the Time article but curious if they mentioned the Tea Party protests. They changed the 2010 elections and will have a huge affect in 2012.
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The Tea Partiers will have an affect on the 2012 elections by showing how off the crazy train- rails the Republican Party has gotten in the last few years. Especially when you look at government workers who want to dismantle the government and multiple divorced Presidential candidates who speak of the “Sanctity of Marriage”.
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