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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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Something To Watch

Normally on Sunday I base my column on the big political story of the week that just ended.  Today’s topic has huge potential, may not amount to a hill of beans and flew almost entirely under the radar last week.  I speak of former Virginia Senator Jim Webb declaring his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination. Continue reading

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Christmas In July

 

Today is Independence Day in America.  The traditional time to open presents is Christmas which is still almost a full six months off.  If you have paid attention to recent events in the 2016 Republican race Democrats are getting their Christmas presents in June, July and August this year.  One month and two days from now they will be on stage in Cleveland. Continue reading

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Lack Of Leadership = Lack Of Performance

In life deadlines need to be met or consequences are suffered.  That is a lesson most of us learn in school or at home.  A few learn it the hard way – on the job.  If the lesson was learned on the job it usually coincided with being terminated.  The exception appears to be if you are a member of Congress.  Continue reading

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Drawing Lines

With the Obamacare and same-sex civil marriage cases settled many of my readers might think I’m done with articles about this term of the Supreme Court.  They are wrong.  Today I want to look at what it did to confront the problem of gerrymandering.  Continue reading

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Greek Drama

Imagine you are faced with two choices.  One is certainly bad; the other entails the unknown but looks far from promising.  Which do you choose?  The Greeks will tell us which way they will go on July 5thContinue reading

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If The Flag Had A Lobbyist

Today’s posting is strictly based on suspicion and speculation.  It just bothered me that the Republicans seemed to surrender on the issue of the confederate battle flag so quickly.  That got me thinking which is usually dangerous for the GOP.  Continue reading

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Where’s Sam?

Wednesday of last week Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination.  The only reason I remember the day is because I was sitting in a hospital waiting room whose television was tuned to Fox News.  Even without the sound I could tell many of his talking points were malarkey.  Tomorrow New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is rumored to be announcing his candidacy.  My question is where is Kansas Governor Sam Brownback?  Below is the logic behind my sarcasm.   Continue reading

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Predicting Effect

Often the Sunday story is based on the big political story of the preceding week.  This past week there were simply too many to cover and no single one sticks out as the biggest.  What I want to focus on today are the repercussions to the 2016 Republican primary and platform that three of last week’s events will have.  Continue reading

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Two More Perfect Unions

The preamble to the United States Constitution begins: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union”.   Friday the Supreme Court brought us one step closer to perfection when it announced its decision in Obergfell v Hodges in the process guaranteeing the right of all Americans to form a personal more perfect union.  Continue reading

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Four Words And Forecasting

One of the Supreme Court decision “big shoes” fell yesterday morning.  (We figuratively are waiting for the other to fall today or Monday).  It was the King v Burwell decision. Continue reading

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