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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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A Bad High School Movie

There have been a ton of movies about high school over the years.  Most of us have to admit they are among our guilty pleasures.  I thought I was transported back to one last night as I watched the GOP debate. Continue reading

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Don’t Write Hillary’s Obit Anytime Soon!

After Tuesday night’s blowout in New Hampshire some in the news media began to write Hillary Clinton’s political obituary.  Here is my advice to them: Not so fast!  Continue reading

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Hidden Agenda Night

Anyone who read yesterday’s column knows I went into last night’s debate without much in the way of expectations.  It would have been very easy to write a column whose theme was SSDD.  I think however I may have detected something just below the surface which in fact made the night interesting to at least a degree.  Continue reading

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Why?

There is a Democratic debate scheduled to air on PBS at 9pm tonight.  The question is why.  Continue reading

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In Anticipation Of Margins And Second Place

Like most political observers I went into the New Hampshire primary expecting Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump to win their respective primaries.  The question marks were the margin by which Sanders won, who finished second on the Republican side and whether or not there was any appreciable spread between him and the next finisher or so.  In addition what did the finish of the Republican runner-up(s) tell us?  Continue reading

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The Next Bubble?

I came across a term the other day and wanted to take this opportunity to discuss it with my readers.  The term is “Student Loan Bubble”.  Where I came across it, its relevance to America and the 2016 election are all very interesting!  Let’s explore together.  Continue reading

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Marco For The Money ?

Marco Rubio is starting to creep into contention in the GOP race.  (Interesting how the word “creep” just came to me.  It could also serve as a pun, an omen or both.)  I haven’t said much about the Senator from Florida to date because I thought the Republican primary electorate would see through him.  Today I’ll talk about one small aspect of his run – his tax policy.  Continue reading

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Saturday Night At The Movies – Republican Style

In 1961 I watched the first broadcast of NBC’s Saturday Night At The Movies.  Last night I watched ABC’s and the GOP’s version.  In fact it reminded me of the 1977 movie Slap Shot.  Continue reading

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Most Compelling Aspect Is A Lie

I have to admit that I found one aspect of the Trump campaign compelling: his claim that he was self-funding and therefore free of any obligations to his financiers.  Any regular reader of mine knows my obsession with money in American politics.  Money may not be the root of all evil, but it is the catalyst that produces the most evil in American politics!  However my gut tells me to process anything coming from The Donald’s mouth with a healthy dose of skepticism.   Continue reading

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From Fight To Deja Vu And Finally Kumbaya

I went into last night’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire with the lowest of expectations.  Earlier in the day I left a message on a fellow progressive’s phone wishing her luck on staying awake during the broadcast.  Well it certainly didn’t start out that way! Continue reading

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