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Can We All Agree – 5/23/15 Edition

May 23, 2015

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Can we all agree that while the acceptance of gay marriage was a dramatic turn in the United States, it is revolutionary for Ireland?

Can we all agree that despite Elizabeth Warren’s best efforts the President will probably get  both his fast track trade authority and his Pacific Rim Treaty?

Can we all agree that this week’s deal with  Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta farmers to give up a quarter of their water this season, is a drop in the bucket, but it’s an important PR move for the farm community?

Disputed islands in the Pacific

Disputed islands in the Pacific

Can we all agree that the US-China mini-war of words over Pacific islands, that China is artificially enlarging, sounds a lot like the cold war rhetoric of the 60’s?

Can we all agree that a year from now visiting the US embassy in Havana will be normal for US travelers?

Can we all agree that it looks like Hillary Clinton is trying to get all the scandals and bad news out before the real Preidential campaign starts?

Can we all agree that the renewal of the Patriot Act and the NSA data collection authority has become a political circus thanks to Rand Paul?

Can we all agree that when a conservative state like Nebraska bans the death penalty there may be hope for our civilization?

Can we all agree that when 5 major international banks can buy their way out of a multi-billion dollar market rigging scandal and no-one goes to jail there is something wrong with the US justice system?

Can we all agree that no matter how quickly they clean up the 105,000 gallons of oil that spilled from a ruptured pipe in Santa Barbara, many people are wondering how we’ll deal with a similar spill in the Arctic?

Can we all agree that despite GOP calls for stronger action against ISIS, there will be no increase in American boots on the ground in the Mideast?

Can we all agree that moving the point after touchdown play to the 15 yard line will add a bit more excitement to NFL games and lead to a lot more one point victories?

Can we all agree that 34 million is a lot of airbags to recall?

Can we all agree that every time another GOP candidate enters the race for President it just seems like more clowns being packed into one car?

Can we all agree that, whether you liked him or not, David Letterman was a uniquely American institution?

Can we all agree that Taylor Swift is a true phenomenon?

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Can we all agree that when Robert Kraft dropped his appeal of the NFL penalties for Deflategate, it sounded an awful lot like there may be a deal in place (wink, wink) to get Tom Brady’s suspension reduced?

Can we all agree that whether they were arguing over jacket patches, territory, or parking places, motorcycle gang wars are terrifying because it doesn’t sound like they are over?

Can we all agree that while the Los Angeles City council took the easy way out in delaying the implementation of a $15 minimum wage, at least they took the first step and set a standard for other US cities?

Can we all agree that the Boy Scouts should end their outright ban on gay scoutmasters and allow local troops to decide who their leaders should be?


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