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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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Start Small; Very Small

If you’re a bully you never start with a big target.  You try to go after the little targets first and eliminate them one-by-one before you go after the big target. By the time you take on the big guy you have established a reputation as a tough guy and the little guys are no longer around to help your main target who you now get one-on-one.  Apathy and self-interest being what it is, the real target almost never sees it coming until it is too late.  That is what is happening in America and the eventual target is helping facilitate it thorough their apathy, ignorance and fear of the unfamiliar.  Continue reading

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That Was Just Wednesday

‘Twas the morning after the who knows what edition of Super Tuesday primaries and even awaking late the day held the promise of a lot of news that probably wouldn’t prove to be much news.  Continue reading

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90% Expected

Last night the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island held their primaries in both the Democratic and Republican parties.  Like most I expected Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to take all five states in their respective parties; I was 90% correct.  Trump swept all five by impressive margins and Clinton won all but Rhode Island. Continue reading

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You Have To Find It To Follow It

There is an old adage in politics (and several other disciplines) that advises people trying to figure things out to follow the money.  It acknowledges the impact of money on results in everything from research to elections.  The biggest single bundle of money going into the 2016 election is the $889 million war chest the Koch brothers have amassed with the help of their fellow financiers.  Continue reading

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Who Is The Real Donald Trump (And Will He Just Go Away)?

I’m not alone but I certainly plead guilty to continuing to speculate as to Donald Trump’s true motivation in his quest for the Presidency.  I just can’t figure out why a rich, (although probably nowhere near as rich as he claims), guy who has a bunch of people kissing his butt would want to become President.  His current gig is much better.  Short of a handful of very serious felonies he could do as he pleases in relative obscurity if he so chose.  He has more money than he needs for the rest of his life and no boss to report to.  Why would he want to have to negotiate with 535, mainly entrenched, members of Congress? Continue reading

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No Place Like This Place

Friday was Earth Day.  I’m ashamed to admit that I wasn’t aware of the fact until I turned on my computer early Friday morning.  That is one part of the problem.  People like me who realize that we have a problem and that time is limited during which we can solve it still don’t have climate change at the top of our list.  Continue reading

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Two Pairs; No Princes

Things must be getting boring in American politics because people are starting to talk about the Republican Veepstakes.  That is the exercise we go through every four years debating who the nominee will pick as a running mate.  In my mind there is still room for debate as to who the nominee will be, but hey why shouldn’t I jump on the bandwagon for one day? Continue reading

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After Hillary Wins

I’m getting way ahead of myself here and all kind of things can happen between here and there but I’m currently working on the assumption that Hillary Clinton will be elected President of the United States this November.  Actually I have been working on that assumption since before she officially declared and nothing that has transpired in the interim has caused me to change my hypothesis.  Continue reading

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The Hidden Key In The Keystone State

To paraphrase the late Richard M. Nixon with the New York primary in the rearview mirror political op-ed writers don’t have New York to kick around anymore.  The next seven or eight days will be devoted to Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island all of which hold their primary on Tuesday.  Most people not named Sanders or associated with his campaign have pretty much figured that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee.  It is the Republican contest that seems to hold the most interest at the moment. Continue reading

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Just Another Night; Or Was It?

 

Last night we got the results of both the New York Democratic and Republican presidential primaries.  Neither the winners nor the order of finish were a surprise to me.  That doesn’t mean the night was without impact.   Continue reading

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