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Guy Turchetti

I'm a husband and a father. I've been a teacher for over 20 years in Special Education and Secondary English. I am involved in my local teacher's association. I'm a musician in two rock bands. I registered as a Republican way back in 1983, but have slowly moved to the other end of the spectrum as I've grown older and wiser. I attempt to look critically at all issues, but still end up agreeing with progressive positions most of the time - go figure.
Trickle-Down Economics

Trickle-Down Economics is a Failure Regardless of its Name

A very good friend who happens to be very conservative told me the theory of trickle-down economics is a Democratic straw man. He claimed Republicans have never ascribed to trickle-down economics, it was a phrase invented and used only by Democrats. He's partially right.

New Voter Suppression Laws Target every Demographic of Democrats

"It's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes." This quote has been attributed to Josef Stalin, and while it's hard to prove if he actually said it, the sentiment is irrefutable. And to take it to the next logical progression, it's who determines who is allowed to vote that really counts
anger over obamacare

Conservative Anger over Obamacare should be Blamed on Republicans

The Affordable Care Act ended up adopting conservative concepts that Republicans should have embraced. Their input could very well have alleviated some of the concerns of my two conservative friends. But to use a poker idiom, the right decided to bet on a strategy of obstruction and destruction
education reform

Education Reform Gets a Failing Grade

Kids are failing tests because current education reform is failing kids. American education is in the cross hairs and people on both sides of the political aisle have fingers on the trigger.
divided america

A Divided America Can’t Stand

Any one of our major problems ought to be enough to unify the country. With them happening in concert, it should insure a cohesive national government working together to start solving these problems, but we remain a divided America.