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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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Selling Americans Spats

The title of today’s article may be an exaggeration but it illustrates an important point.  Spats were a men’s article of clothing that went out of fashion well before I was born and I’m not a youngster.  Today’s point is that the Republicans are trying to sell political policies that reached their expiration date long ago.  The Cuba policy of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and current Florida junior Senator Marco Rubio is a prime example.  Hillary Clinton illustrated that Friday in a speech at Florida International University in Miami.        Continue reading

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Walking Around (The Issues) Money

Too many American believe all politicians are liars.  That is simply not the case.  I will concede that most are selective in what they point out; only saying things that tend to reinforce their points.  Unfortunately there is a plentiful supply of politicians that seem to have an almost adversarial relationship with the truth.  They promise whatever they think the current audience wants to hear and then move on.  When confronted with their falsehoods they try to spin them away.  In the big leagues of politics the public message is often tempered or questions sidestepped while the true commitments upon which post-election actions are based are known only to their financiers.  Continue reading

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Friend, Foe Or Both?

The biggest political story of last week was no doubt Turkey changing its strategy with regard to the conflict in the region; however the picture remains as confusing as ever if not more so.  I have long written that Turkey was the key to the region.  I still think it is.  But even with this most recent move I still can’t figure out exactly which direction they are going in; perhaps that is because they are simultaneously on several paths.  Continue reading

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The Fantasyland Of Cotton (And Other Extremeists)

There are only two small groups of people who are against the Iran Nuclear Deal: the right wing extremists in both America and Iran.  In America their de facto leader is freshman Tea Party/Republican Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton.   Continue reading

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Just A Step Forward

Monday the Boy Scouts of America announced it would allow openly gay leaders; well kinda sorta anyway.  The new policy allows openly gay leaders but still gives local councils and troops the right to discriminate. Continue reading

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Giving Away Nothing; Again

Jonathan Pollard.  It is one of those names that makes you say, “I know the name but I just can’t recall where I remember it from.”  To refresh your memory Pollard was a CIA employee who was arrested for spying for Israel in 1985.  He was one of the many spies operating in the U.S. government during the Reagan administration.  He has made news in the last few days because he is set to be paroled on November 21st exactly 30 years from the date of his arrest.  Continue reading

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Of Bernie And Donald

I guess many of the talking heads have run out of things to say.  Of late I’m starting to hear the comparisons of the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns.  Looking at the politics there is almost no comparison.  Continue reading

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Hanging In There

It hasn’t started yet, but it will: Is Jeb Bush in trouble?  The answer is no.  He is doing fine at this point in the contest. Continue reading

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The Vanishing Rand?

There is a tradition in American news of releasing information that you would like buried on a Friday afternoon.  The theory is that most of the news media already has the majority of their weekend news “in the can”, many key news people have already taken off for the weekend and therefore it will get minimal coverage.  The Rand Paul campaign released some key fundraising numbers last Friday afternoon.  Continue reading

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One Thing Thus Far Clear

My domestic readers understand this dilemma much more than my international readers.  Guns are part of the American culture.  Only a tiny minority of the most extreme want to eliminate them.  Even liberals often own guns.  We use them for hunting and personal protection.  One thing has become abundantly apparent: as much as we enjoy them they have become a problem in America.  Continue reading

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