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Ouch! Retail Sales Drop 2.4% in April

Ouch! The L.A. Times reported on Friday that “Retail sales slumped 2.4% compared with April 2006, slipping to $52.6 billion in the most wretched year-over-year showing by major retailers since the International Council of Shopping Centers began tracking the data in 1970.” As a small business owner that wholesale my own line of products to […]

Hillary and the Liberal Bloggers

Politico reported yesterday that Hillary Clinton is having a tough time connecting with the liberal bloggers. Clinton, Sam Stein notes, could actually find that “her biggest opposition may not come from primary rivals or Republican challengers, but rather from the leftist blog community that often views her as a political punching bag.” Instead of being […]

Kerry Gives Marine Mom Special Mother’s Day Gift

John Kerry gave a special Mother’s Day gift to Marine mom in Massachusetts the other day. The story below from the Berkshire Eagle outlines the details of a thoughtful Senator and patriotism prevailing: Marine mom comforted By Scott Stafford, Berkshire Eagle Staff Berkshire Eagle Friday, May 11 HINSDALE — A symbol of patriotism can be […]

A Song From The Past That Speaks To The Present…Unfortunately

It was a time of great optimism, despair and more than a little bloodshed.