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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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Giving Away Nothing; Again

Jonathan Pollard.  It is one of those names that makes you say, “I know the name but I just can’t recall where I remember it from.”  To refresh your memory Pollard was a CIA employee who was arrested for spying for Israel in 1985.  He was one of the many spies operating in the U.S. government during the Reagan administration.  He has made news in the last few days because he is set to be paroled on November 21st exactly 30 years from the date of his arrest.  Continue reading

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Of Bernie And Donald

I guess many of the talking heads have run out of things to say.  Of late I’m starting to hear the comparisons of the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns.  Looking at the politics there is almost no comparison.  Continue reading

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Hanging In There

It hasn’t started yet, but it will: Is Jeb Bush in trouble?  The answer is no.  He is doing fine at this point in the contest. Continue reading

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The Vanishing Rand?

There is a tradition in American news of releasing information that you would like buried on a Friday afternoon.  The theory is that most of the news media already has the majority of their weekend news “in the can”, many key news people have already taken off for the weekend and therefore it will get minimal coverage.  The Rand Paul campaign released some key fundraising numbers last Friday afternoon.  Continue reading

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One Thing Thus Far Clear

My domestic readers understand this dilemma much more than my international readers.  Guns are part of the American culture.  Only a tiny minority of the most extreme want to eliminate them.  Even liberals often own guns.  We use them for hunting and personal protection.  One thing has become abundantly apparent: as much as we enjoy them they have become a problem in America.  Continue reading

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The Hat

I’m not the biggest fan of hats on men.  I wear one for protection from the sun because physicians and family members have told me to.  I’m a Tampa Bay Rays fan and wear one of their hats.  I am far from a rich man but the hat I wear is a sized, regulation New Era hat.  The current one is about my fourth Rays hat; I replace them every few years as they age.  Donald Trump emerged from his airplane in Laredo, Texas on Thursday wearing a hat that made him look even more ridiculous and bearing a message that he has yet to be called to task on.  Until now that is.      Continue reading

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I Don’t Know; But I’ll Tell You

Rick Santorum’s campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is on life support.  Therefore a case can be made to simply ignore him and anything he says.  The problem is that Santorum isn’t articulating anything that different from many other GOP wannabes and a significant portion of the Republican base.  That is a cause for concern! Continue reading

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The Sweetest Of The Sixteen Spots

Tuesday Ohio Governor John Kasich officially declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  His entry brings the field of “name” contenders to 16.  As an old basketball coach that was simply too much temptation and I am compelled to draw a Sweet 16 comparison.  While Kasich is not the favorite, he in many ways, has the best seeding in the tournament.  Continue reading

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Symbolism Awaiting Substance

Monday the Cuban flag was raised at the Cuban embassy in Washington, D.C.  At the same time the United States opened its embassy in Havana although America chose not to fly its flag over the building until Secretary of State John Kerry visits later this summer to officiate over the ceremony.  This marks the first time the two neighboring countries have had full diplomatic relations in the lifetime of most Americans and Cubans.     Continue reading

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The Sexy Euro

Yesterday the Greek banks reopened for the first time in three weeks, albeit with strict restrictions.  For those who have been willing to look beyond the surface, the wisdom of the Euro itself is one of the underlying arguments in this modern day Greek tragedy.  Today I will briefly explore the topic including a trip down a lane seldom traveled by intellectuals and economists.    Continue reading

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