Category Archives: Tom’s Tidbits

Tom’s Tidbits- A “thank you” to be proud of

Greetings! I enjoy this “Tidbits” column because it usually gives me a chance to vent a little bit of frustration, but not this month.  This month I have something to be proud and excited about that I’m much happier to … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 February, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits for January 2015

Hope for 2015?  Don’t hope.  Get involved! Greetings! As I sat down to write this month’s Tidbits, I learned that Ted Cruz will become the new head of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness.  Having him anywhere near … Continue reading

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Posted in 2015 January, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Pardon Bush and Cheney

Greetings! Every apologist for the Bush/Cheney Torture Report starts with “Let’s go back to the fearful days after 9-11…” The implication is “wouldn’t you do the same thing”?  OK, let’s play their game… let’s go back to when Americans were … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 December, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- The silver lining

Greetings! As Karl Rove was spinning the 2012 Republican collapse, FOX’s Megyn Kelly famously asked “Is this just math that you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better, or is this real?”  As the Dems try to spin … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 November, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Can we solve ANY problems anymore?

Greetings! In last month’s newsletter, on the heels of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, we offered several articles on abuses in the justice system.   Since then Ferguson has faded from the headlines but the issues it brought out remain.   Each … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 October, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Cops and Courts gone wild

Greetings! Now that the protests and over-the-top police actions have stopped in Ferguson, Missouri, the story has all but dropped from the headlines. Deprived of potential “if it bleeds it leads” video, the media swarm has moved on to greener … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 September, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Inversion? Diversion. It’s EVASION!

Greetings! I’ve been hearing a new term bouncing around the media lately.  Washington’s most recent faux outrage involves “inversion”.  Inversion is a process by which a corporation purchases an overseas competitor or partner, transfers its mailing address to the new … Continue reading

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Posted in 2013 August, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits-  Please, just stop talking.

Greetings! It was just over a year ago, in April of 2013, that ISIS officially announced its existence.  Just over a year!  We’ve spent the last three months of this year watching them sweep through Iraq, destroying the sham borders … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 July, Features, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Politics, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- DON’T end money in politics… at least not this way!

Greetings! Bills to amend the Constitution are finally moving through the Senate and House that are supposed to address what I see as one of the most crucial issues facing our country… the toxic doctrine of Corporate Personhood.  I WANT … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 June, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Politics, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off

Tom’s Tidbits- Democracy’s dead, so what’s the cure?

Greetings! A recent study documented the obvious… our government doesn’t give a damn about the wishes of the American people.  Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin Page of Northwestern studied more than 1800 policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002, and … Continue reading

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Posted in 2014 May, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits, Uncategorized | Comments Off