Keith Cooper

Whatever Happened to Personal Responsibility?

It wasn’t so long ago that the working class was chastised for living paycheck to paycheck. Conservatives were criticizing people who were struggling financially for not taking personal responsibility. Save and plan for the future and an unexpected medical bill won’t lead to bankruptcy. The tactic was effective and left its practitioners without a twinge …

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The Twitterbug

GreatCall®, maker of the Jitterbug cell phone, announces the all new Twitterbug: the world’s easiest to use social media device ever, made just for folks like YOU! Simply ask your granddaughter to set up your Twitter account (right on the device) and you’ll be AUTOMATICALLY following the 45th President and won’t miss a single word …

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The Shaming of Labor

More disturbing than the systematic assault on the working class by the establishment and political factions was the increasingly negative attitude among the populous toward the working class and working poor. As the wealth gap continued to expand at an embarrassing rate more and more workers, feeling the pain of stagnated wages and rising costs, …

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The West Wing

The other night I resumed watching “The West Wing” after abruptly disengaging way back in that other world that existed before November of 2016, and the experience on the returning was quite different than my first go-’round. I’m a political wonk and I greedily consume movies and shows like this with voracious hunger, but I …

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The Frozen Feat

This morning, as I lay desperately struggling to hold on to those last precious minutes of sleep before my day begins, I dreamed of a fictional song with only a title on which to craft a narrative: “The Frozen Feat (beneath our feet)”. First I need to mention how much I hate rhyming literal homophones. …

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Imagine A Man…

Imagine a man. A narcissist. A man with what Rush Limbaugh describes as a “healthy ego”. Imagine that ego alone makes up the character of this man. Imagine he is a businessman and among his successes (amid many well-documented failures) was a “reality” television empire. Imagine that he now considers himself to be a media …

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The Zen of Lawn Mowing

I recently made the conscious decision to transition from expelling cuttings from my mower via a side discharge chute to mulching the cuttings within the deck. I partially blame my faulty eyesight, and partially blame poor design on behalf of the Murray corporation, for my lawn care choice.  I will admit I am no expert …

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