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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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Plenty Of Blame In Cleveland

A week ago today a 12 year-old boy was shot to death by a Cleveland Police officer in a city park.  With the benefit of having heard the 911 call, the Police Department dispatch and having viewed the 7 minutes plus of available park surveillance video: all I am prepared to say is there is plenty of blame to go around and this tragedy was avoidable.   Continue reading

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Destructive Distraction

Monday afternoon the word was leaked that an announcement about the Darren Wilson Grand Jury would be forthcoming later that day.  Early that evening I went to my granddaughter’s basketball game as planned.  During the trip there and the game I anticipated my BlackBerry vibrating with some word; nothing.  We went to eat after the game; still nothing.  I then drove home. Finally around 9:30 pm the BlackBerry buzzed with the news we now all know.    Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2014

Today is Thanksgiving.  You may be wondering what American progressives have to be thankful for three weeks and two days after we got our butts kicked at the polls.   In truth, not as much as I had hoped for, but nonetheless here is a list. Continue reading

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The Resignation Of Chuck Hagel

Monday morning I was in my office writing Tuesday’s posting when my BlackBerry brought me the news that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had resigned.  My first logistical thought was to “stop the presses” and write about it.  Then I considered one of the advantages I have in that I offer political comment, not breaking news and proceeded with the article I was writing.  My first political thought was that the resignation was not completely of free will; it at least had to do with current events.  I was certainly correct on the later and hopefully made a good decision on the former.  Continue reading

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Coming Attractions: War On Science

There are a few people running around saying that Congress will enact more laws with the Republicans holding a majority in both chambers come January.  They will suddenly “get religion”, listen to the American people and compromise with President Obama.  The most polite word I have to describe them is: naïve!  Continue reading

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A Random Wrapup Of A Week Gone By

One of the drawbacks of being a one man gang is that it is impossible to cover every political story worth commenting on.  Last week there were a tremendous amount of newsworthy events to cover and the potential for even more.  Today I want to give brief attention to four; three of which I had not previously discussed and one that I never looked at from today’s angle.  Continue reading

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Anecdotal Evidence From Cheektowaga

Today I am not going to present any statistics.  That does not mean I’m going to forgo facts!  I’m going to present anecdotal evidence from the first 47 years of my own life experience supplemented by what I have seen via the media during the first four days of last week.  Continue reading

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Patriotic Presidential Priorites

Thursday evening President Obama addressed the nation from the East Room of the White House.  His topic was the most difficult social issue facing America today – immigration.  In a speech lasting about 14 minutes he outlined some patriotic and humane priorities for the enforcement of America’s immigration laws.  The President simply lacks the power to wholesale rewrite immigration policy, but he can set the priorities for how it is enforced and that is exactly what he did. Continue reading

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It’s The Environment, Stupid

I’m certain that today’s political discussion will be dominated by immigration – I’ll get to that tomorrow.  Today I want to reveal the true importance of stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline.  If you don’t have the time to read the entire posting here it is: the environment. Continue reading

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A Veto Saved

Early Tuesday evening as I sat in a Board of Directors meeting of a domestic violence organization my BlackBerry went off informing me that the Keystone XL Pipeline bill failed to get the necessary 60 votes in the Senate by the thinnest of margins, 59-41.  I showed it to a friend and said, “It saved Obama a veto.”  A smile and an affirmative nod was his reply.  Continue reading

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