Doug Martin 
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Re: “Trump Ends DACA Program, Leaves DREAMers Facing Deportation

The key is what you finally said in the article; congress needs to provide a permanent solution. The memo President Obama did now termed DACA wasn't sustainable. Encourage congress to do their job.

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Posted by Doug Martin on 09/06/2017 at 6:14 AM

Re: “BASIS Connives to Maintain Its Elite Charter School Status in Baton Rouge

David, your premise that Basis makes a living catering to advantaged students twists a fundamental part of the American Dream. You can start in America with nothing and through hard work give a better life to your children and they do better than you. That is the basis of Basis. When you look at the students at Basis in OV many if not most are from second generation Asian or Indian families. They want their kids to have opportunities so they put their kids in the best school possible. Perhaps we should encourage good parenting where kids have advantages because of that? That doesn't mean we ignore kids who don't have that advantage, but you shouldn't punish good behavior.

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Posted by Doug Martin on 07/26/2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “Farewell, Franzi

This was a great tribute to Emil. Many of the stories that were shared resonated with me. Thanks for doing this!

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Posted by Doug Martin on 06/15/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “Dare to Say, 'Tax the Rich'

I heard the former democratic treasurer from California say that unless their party figures out that it isn't about increasing taxes but running things responsibly that they will lose. He said California is on the brink of bankruptcy and "the rich" are leaving the state. He said the majority of the programs are bloated and should be trimmed to save the state from disaster.

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Posted by Doug Martin on 04/19/2017 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Danehy

Tom, I don't know why you have so much antipathy for the Christian right, but your conclusion that we didn't want to vote for a woman is wrong. I don't hate Secretary Clinton, nor do I believe all the ridiculous conspiracy driven tripe that is said about her and Bill. She made her position clear on abortion and wouldn't even give an inch on late term abortions. As the scientific evidence continues to prove that it isn't a blob of flesh in the womb it is a baby.

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Posted by Doug Martin on 01/19/2017 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Out Of the Mouths Of Conservatives

It is interesting that you blame conservative talk radio. Don't know how such a distinct minority could affect the majority. In Tucson less than 10% of the people listen to any talk radio, (including PBS and liberal talk). So these folks must be incredibly influential or you are focused on the wrong target. Could be the media itself has lost credibility. Consider when Candy Crowley stepped over the line with Romney in the debate against President Obama. She was no longer perceived as fair and unbiased. I watch CNN daily and the bias is palpable and laughable at times. We need to have journalists who report the news, not make the news.

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Posted by Doug Martin on 12/20/2016 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Out of the Way

We can all see what it is like to live in the 6th most impoverished city in America. One side says let's do more to help the poor and the homeless by giving them more to keep them poor. The other side says let's build our economy and create jobs so we aren't so poor. We need both. There are some that will always be poor either by their lifestyle choices, disability or misfortune. But, we can have less poor people if we were a business friendly, job creating city (that is starting to happen). So we need to meet the needs of the chronic poor with food, clothing and housing and help those that can become productive do so.

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Posted by Doug Martin on 05/26/2016 at 7:19 AM

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