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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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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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Hate Money

Sunday night The Guardian published a story that illustrated another of the evils of money in American politics.  This wasn’t a case of big money; it was a case of hate money.  Continue reading

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In Praise Of Charleston

I have never been to Charleston, South Carolina and have no plans of going there in this lifetime.  That doesn’t mean I’ll never go there, it is simply not in my plans.  Until last week it was not a place I ever gave much thought to.  I certainly am not on their Chamber of Commerce or Tourist Board’s payroll.  All that said, today’s column is dedicated to praising the people of that city.  Continue reading

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When You Sleep With Dogs

There is an old saying the modern day version of which goes something like this: “When you sleep with dogs you wake up with fleas.”  The original version is generally attributed to Benjamin Franklin and he was illustrating the consequences of actions.  Today’s Republican Party is faced with the consequences of their actions in the aftermath of the 2008 elections. Continue reading

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