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Welcome to the American Liberal blog, a voice for the real people of the United States.

We the people have for too long been under the spell of the big business propaganda machine – which has convinced the American people to vote against their best interests through… [continue reading →]

The Problem with Polls on Obamacare

The news programs are featuring a poll that call Obamacare “a bad idea.” However, that “good idea”/”bad idea” poll obscures some crucial issues. 1. People may think that they are opposed to Obamacare, but more in-depth polls show that the … Continue reading

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Where is the Strategy on Syria?

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. – Sun Tzu (famous 6th century BC military strategist and author of The Art of War) Bombing Syria with Cruise missiles might or might … Continue reading

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Please, Mr. President, No Attack On Syria

Please – no attack on Syria! 1. It isn’t our fight. Assad isn’t a danger to the US (although the Al Qeada-affiliated opposition might be) 2. Remember Iraq and Egypt – both are the worse for our intervention. 3. It … Continue reading

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Feed the Children

Never forget… Nothing is more important in our national life than the welfare of our children. – Harry S. Truman (when signing the National School Lunch Act in 1946) Let no child go hungry. Save food stamps.  

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A Uniquely American Problem

The recent mass shooting in Connecticut is a tragic reminder of the consequences of America’s love affair with guns. The despicable reaction of the NRA to put more guns in schools could not be a worse “solution.” The reality is … Continue reading

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Proof That Government Spending Creates a Strong Economy

Anyone doubt that government spending is good for the economy? Ask yourself, When was America’s economy the strongest? Answer, the 1950s. Why was America’s economy strongest in the 1950s? America’s economy crashed in the late 1920s as a result of … Continue reading

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What is America’s Purpose?

In spite of the news media’s obsessive focus on bad news, Americans are actually better off today than ever before, except for one thing…  we aren’t happy. Much of the cause of this unhappiness comes from being influenced by the … Continue reading

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Public Funding of Private Schools is UnAmerican

How did it ever come to this – our tax dollars funding private schools? Thomas Jefferson would be turning in his grave! I cannot even begin to fathom how anyone supports this idea – other than out of personal greed. … Continue reading

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My Reasons for Supporting President Obama

Today, I made a small contribution to President Obama’s reelection campaign and entered the drawing to have dinner with the President. I urge you to do the same at There was a request to share with the President my … Continue reading

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For Our Children

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. – Native American Proverb The number one responsibility of any government is for the children – for future generations. Whatever disagreements politicians may have in … Continue reading

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