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I had the fortune to be born during the administration of one of the great American Presidents of the twentieth century, Harry Truman.  He serves as the inspiration for this site’s title and some of its content.  What the reader can expect when they visit this web site is, at a minimum, a daily posting on a topic of political importance based on the truth and, almost without exception, a progressive viewpoint.     Continue reading

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The Trump Dump?

It is dangerous to predict anything associated with the Trump campaign but I’ll go out on a limb today and say that the Republican primary electorate’s infatuation with Donald Trump is showing its first signs of ending.  Continue reading

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Isolationist Idiocy

Today I’d like to give thanks to the Republican Party.  No, I haven’t lost my mind.  Read on. Continue reading

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Warning Label Needed

Friday evening I was watching MSNBC when Chris Matthews announced they would be covering significant portions of a Donald Trump event live.  Bored with the idea of listening to The Donald I switched over to CNN.  While the coverage was essentially the same the move proved fortunate.  Continue reading

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A Moral Challenge

Normally when I write an op-ed I get pretty specific; well as specific as you can in fewer than 1000 words.  Not only do I identify a problem I almost invariably put forward a solution or two.  Today I’m going to break both “rules” due to the constraints of space and ability.  My mission today is to bring attention to the problem of immigration into Europe.  Continue reading

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Chinese Chickens

The sky failed to fall as any of us who are sensible knew.  Apparently that excludes much of our financial press and investor class.  The biggest story over the past ten days or so was the falling stock market in China and the worldwide reaction.  Continue reading

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Ten Years After

Ten years ago most Americans were talking about Hurricane Katrina.  It was the number one conversation no matter where you went; well there might have been one exception – the Oval Office.  The problem is most Americans appear to have forgotten that. Continue reading

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Stand Up To Be Heard

At a Tuesday press availability that Donald Trump held there were tense moments between the current Republican frontrunner and Univision reporter Jorge Ramos.  I’ve had a bit of time to digest what happened and have come to three conclusions.  Ramos was a bit rude, but with a purpose.  Trump’s immigration policy is as flawed as I thought and he is full of malarkey (Thanks Joe).  The press will get you in the end if you mess with it too much Continue reading

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What If He Doesn’t Go Away?

Thus far Donald Trump has confounded most political prognosticators including me.  We all expected him to have gone away by now.  Many, me included, still expect him to fade away.  This morning a thought struck me: What if he doesn’t?      Continue reading

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Congratulations, You’re Fired

In 28 states it is perfectly legal to marry the person you love and be fired for it.  Do you find that shocking?  You are not alone and that is a huge part of the problem. Continue reading

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A Democratic What If

I spent 15 seasons coaching basketball at the high school and college levels.  Despite the fact that I was fortunate enough to receive a world class management education I still think I learned the most in life from that experience.  Among other common habits of successful coaches is that they anticipate what could go wrong and prepare for it while hoping it never happens.  When you watch a coach make what appears to be a spontaneous and brilliant late game move it is anything but spontaneous.  They probably thought through the situation months or years earlier.  Politics isn’t really that different from basketball in that and several other respects. Continue reading

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