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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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Family Feud

I generally agree with President Obama, Democratic Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as well as Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders.  Currently the President and the Senators are on opposite sides of an issue which from the American perspective contains another issue within it.  The major issue is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); the somewhat hidden issue is fast track authority for the President.  Continue reading

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The Sugar Daddy Specials

While it will be summer rerun season for network television the best comedy series of the season is scheduled to kickoff in Cleveland, Ohio on August 15th.  It is also known as the Republican Presidential Debates.  While most pilots come complete with a question mark of how long they will survive the money in politics has already insured a steady stream of punch line material for the late night comics. Continue reading

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Economic Environmentalism

One of the two big news items from Monday was the beginning of the pre release promotion for Peter Schweitzer’s new book, Clinton Cash.  If you are pressed for time you may skip the rest of the article and simply follow my advice: save your time and money; don’t bother reading it. Continue reading

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Two-thirds Of A Failed, Old Argument

About 20 Republican presidential wannabes descended on New Hampshire this past weekend.  There were plenty of Hilary jokes and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, (who may be the last man left in America that actually thinks he has a chance to become the 45th President), recycled two-thirds of an old and failed Republican scare tactic. Continue reading

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In Defense Of Iowa And New Hampshire

I’ve been following Presidential elections since 1960.  (Yes, I was a strange child.)  There are what I will call recycled issues that are brought up during each election with only slight variations.  Many of them will be explored here between now and November of next year.  Today I’d like to look at the Iowa – New Hampshire issue.   Continue reading

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If You Pay Attention To Only One Answer

According to the best information currently available the Republican Presidential Debates will be beginning this summer.  Not soon enough for the media, liberal bloggers and joke writers.  If this cycle’s debates are anything like the 2012 version it will make watching reruns of comedy shows unnecessary.  Continue reading

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Hillary And Who? And Oh, That Guy

Hillary Clinton appears as though she is going to pursue the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination without any serious competition.  In this day and age of unannounced serious candidates there is a plethora of candidates on the Republican side but only two foes for Clinton.  Let’s look at the different paths they are taking.   Continue reading

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Remove Spine And Turn Hard Right

When Jeb Bush made his non-announcement presidential announcement back in December the word was that he would not pander to the extreme right but would be his own man, say what he meant and live with electoral results.  Like most things in life that sound too good to be true, this wasn’t true.  Earlier this week it was announced that Bush would be Liberty University’s commencement speaker on May 9thContinue reading

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The Societal Cost Of Money In Politics

Tuesday my Blackberry vibrated with a message illustrating the biggest problem in American politics: the influence of too much money.  The message was an alert that North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell had decided to run for a third term in 2016.  That meant she was not going to challenge Republican Richard “Bank Run” Burr for his United States Senate seat. Continue reading

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The Kitchen Table Economy

It’s the kitchen table economy, stupid.  That paraphrasing of James Carville’s famous edict that elected her husband in 1992 appears to be the theme for Hillary Clinton’s campaign some 24 years later.  Continue reading

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