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Monday, November 02, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: DEADLY DITHERING AND DALLYING

When enemy action kills our troops it is unfortunate.             When political dalliance and indecisiveness kills our soldiers it is inexcusable bordering on criminal.             Political decision making as the…...

Monday, October 26, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: CLICHÉS ON THE LOOSE

Language in general, and English in particular, is fascinating and engaging. Its construction, usage and evolution offer hours for investigation. So why truncate the language when it’s possible to express…...

Monday, October 19, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: ISLAM 101

With Islam so prevalent in today’s news, this topic warrants scrutiny. The fact is that the Muslim population worldwide is expanding and shifting. It is prudent to familiarize ourselves with…...

Monday, October 12, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK:STIMULATING OBSERVATIONS

Popular conception holds that the Obama stimulus plan will work. This is the $789 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that will ultimately cost $3.27 trillion over ten years including…...

Monday, October 05, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK:  ORAL HISTORY MILITARY STYLE

Capturing oral history from military personnel before they pass on is a noble initiative for veterans’ organizations. Gallant efforts though these are, a complementary perspective would advance these histories by…...

Monday, September 28, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: ACORN NEWS - WHAT’S IMPORTANT, WHAT’S NOT

A story of sleaze and corruption involving a taxpayer-funded organization consisting of sex, hookers and government ties at high levels has to be a news director’s dream. Yet, this very…...

Monday, September 07, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: BIRDS ON THE BRAIN

Labor Day traditionally spells the end of summer and the start of school. Seasons change not by calendar alone, and summer’s end is marked by bird behavior as well. Politics…...

Monday, August 31, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: ROBERT W. SERVICE—THE POET

When slowed by an ailment, a person naturally turns to the familiar for solace. That’s what I did last week recovering from a medical procedure. I sought my old “friend,”…...

Monday, August 24, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: HEALTH CARE CO-OPS—TRUTH AND FICTION

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Universal health care doesn’t appear to be the shoo-in it once was, but it may still become reality.…...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: A REAL SAD POWER GRAB!

There is an old saying, “When you’re sent to drain a swamp and you’re standing in water up to your neck with alligators swimming all around -- don’t lose sight…...

Monday, August 10, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: A HEALTHY UPROAR

Words come easy, but only actions can give substance to good intentions. So it is with politicians on summer break who pander with smooth words to their constituents. Woe to…...

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: DOES AARP REPRESENT SENIORS’ BEST INTERESTS?

If you want to drill for oil, you hire a petroleum engineer. If you want to drill for money in Washington, you hire a lobbyist. That’s what farm lobbies, industry…...

Monday, July 27, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: RUSHING HEALTH CARE

July 24, 2009 Health care legislation, the biggest story in months, gets scant critical examination in the mainstream media. One outlet after another offers the same unremarkable spin in favor…...

Monday, July 20, 2009

DENNIS PATRICK: FIT FOR LIFE

FIT FOR LIFE Remember how Mom used to harp about a healthy life style? “Go out and play.” “Eat your spinach.” “No more candy.” She taught us to take care…...

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