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Proverbs for a Polarized Culture

Proverbs for a Polarized Culture

Polarized. Discussions of race, politics, marriage and family structure, reproductive rights, immigration and guns devolve quickly into heated arguments or shouting matches. Most choose not to engage in the debates or do so only when their buttons are pushed. Bridges are desperately needed in this climate. This article is an effort to provide some wisdom toward that end.

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The Economy under Republican vs. Democratic Presidents (part 3 of 3)

The Economy under Republican vs. Democratic Presidents (part 3 of 3)

This is the third and final installment of an article series, looking at 6 economic health indicators over 72 years of presidents. From 1944 to 2016 our nation had 12 presidents, 6 Republican and 6 Democratic, each party having 36 years in the White House. This final article looks at unemployment rates, which reveal some dramatic difference between parties. The article closes by analyzing the economics of Trump’s first year.

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The Economy under Republican vs. Democratic Presidents (part 2 of 3)

The Economy under Republican vs. Democratic Presidents (part 2 of 3)

Over the 72 years from 1944 to 2016 our nation had 12 presidents, 6 Republican and 6 Democratic, each party having 36 years in the White House. By following changes of 6 economic indicators we can draw some conclusions about which Presidents and parties produce better results for the economic health of our nation. In this second of three articles we analyze changes to poverty rates and job creation.

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The Economy under Republican vs. Democratic Presidents (part 1 of 3)

The Economy under Republican vs. Democratic Presidents (part 1 of 3)

Over the 72 years from 1944 to 2016 our nation had 12 presidents, 6 Republican and 6 Democratic, each party having 36 years in the White House. By following changes of 6 economic indicators we can draw some conclusions about which Presidents and parties produce better results for the economic health of our nation. In this first of three articles we analyze changes to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the Gross Domestic Product and Household Incomes.

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