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Tag: President Obama

Transparency and Government

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Is Change on the Horizon? My friend, George Mitrovich, who is a passionate writer, shares in this issue his impression of our current president. Though I respect George’s political experience and outlook, he and I don’t share the same observation and feelings about the current president and his accomplishments and contributions. The reason I make […]

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The State of Our Union

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich How can we know how life unfolds When we cannot see the road Through the mist of time the path unwinds To the end of the road we go. To The End of the Road by John McDermott While watching President Obama’s last State of the Union address, I felt my emotions […]

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America’s Greatest Danger

| May 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a very great actor. He was also a heroin addict. February 2 of this year Mr. Hoffman was found dead on the bathroom floor of his New York apartment. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005, died with a heroin syringe in his left arm. […]

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Is That All There Is?

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jim Wallis, America’s leading prophetic voice on social justice, came to The City Club of San Diego recently to speak about his new book, “On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good.” In his speech, Dr. Wallis said: “At the height of America’s near economic collapse during George […]

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The Devil & Alan Greenspan

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

One afternoon late I stopped off at the Adams Avenue Book Store in Normal Heights. I needed to say hello to my friends, Betsy Brown and Michael Smythe. I normally drop by several times a month, but with extended travel – Denver, Boston and Washington (for President Obama’s Inauguration) – it had been a while. […]

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The Gun Debate Goes On

| February 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Grandmother’s Perspective My 15 year old grandson is a gun enthusiast. There I said it. It’s not easy for this ‘60’s era liberal to admit, but I’ve known this for years, in fact since he’s been a small child. At first his schoolteacher parents said no guns, just plain out, no guns. But by […]

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The Things That Seem & Those That Are

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

by George Mitrovich For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances As though they were reality, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are. • Nicolo Machiavelli, The 8th Institute This column first appeared in 2005. Since that putative debut I have expressed many opinions about […]

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