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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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By Those Against You

When your parents wanted to convince you not to hang around with the bad kids they often resorted to telling you that people would judge you by the company you keep.  As life goes on you find that there is an assumption of guilt by association.  The entire concept of networking is built on the flip side.  When part of one of my jobs was purchasing I was always much more receptive to a friend of a friend than a cold call.  In another twist on the basic premise, Thursday my opinion of Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch went up a notch when I looked at who the 8 Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that opposed forwarding her nomination to the full Senate were. Continue reading

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The Issue Is The Right To Vote

I, and the majority of Americans, feel there needs to be a path to citizenship in any comprehensive immigration reform.  It is that very issue of citizenship that is the true stumbling block that is preventing said reform from becoming reality.  Continue reading

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Rejected!

President Obama is a big basketball fan and he just blocked a bad shot on Tuesday.  Obama issued only the third veto of his presidency, the first of a “major” bill and the first in over five years.  I can’t wait for the right wing attack on the “Imperial Presidency”.  Continue reading

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In Punt Formation

I guess politicians got tired of kicking the can; now they are punting.  We have different verbiage yielding the same non-solution.  This time around it is appears the disease has spread to Europe.    Continue reading

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Ode To Buddy

 (I generally write the day before posting.  This article was written Monday afternoon and will stay in that “tense”.  It is much more personal than political although it has a political element.  It is not a happy post and I may ramble a bit.  Read at your own risk.)

Today was one of those days that you know had to come eventually.  It was still very, very difficult.  I had to put my chocolate lab Buddy “to sleep” today.  Continue reading

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Why The Kids?

Today’s Republican Party is held up by three pillars: greed, racism/bigotry and the promotion of ignorance.  That sentence will come as no surprise to my regular readers.  Progressives have long warned that as Republican state budgets proved unsustainable one of the first places where they will cut spending is on education.  That is consistent with the third pillar anyway and may well have been an intention.  This month we saw evidence of that from two prominent Republican Governors.  Continue reading

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A Beginning

Last week Walmart – America’s largest private employer – announced it would be giving some 500,000 of its employees a raise in April and most of them could expect another a year from now.  The raises will be far short of putting their employees on easy street or even providing a living wage for that matter; but considering Walmart’s history and the size of its workforce this is a significant move. Continue reading

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Glass Houses And Malarkey

I guess I’ll start today’s posting with two old sayings: People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones and I told you so; well sort of, at least, anyway.  Continue reading

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The Company You Choose To Keep

Wednesday morning Ed O’Keefe’s article entitled, Jeb Bush: ‘I love my father and my brother…but I am my own man’ was published in the Washington Post.  The quote contained in the title was an excerpt from the speech Bush planned on delivering to the think tank Chicago Council on Global Affairs later that day.  That article wasn’t exactly what the Bush PR machine would have liked; and that turned out to be the best news of the day for Jeb.  Continue reading

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A Point OF View Worth Considering

I’m certain I don’t differ much from most Westerners in my view of ISIS.  I think they are basically a bunch of crazy, inhumane terrorists.  After reading Graeme Wood’s recent article in The Atlantic entitled, What ISIS Really Wants, I have to consider there may be a method to their madness. Continue reading

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