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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 Cure For Bad Medicine

I’m a Kathleen Sebelius fan, which is well documented.  As I perused the morning papers on Wednesday I ran across a blurb that caught my eye about Sebelius considering running for the United States Senate from her home state of Kansas.     Continue reading

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Concerning Developments

Today I’m going to look at four recent developments, (two of which are somewhat related), all of which are united in that they cause concern.  Three are domestic and one is international.  Continue reading

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CORRECTION to 4/15/2014 Posting – Patriot?

I have just posted the following correction to the April 15, 2014 posting, Patriot? 

CORRCTION:  I was apparently a bit geographically confused when I wrote this article.  I said the Mississippi River divided Kansas City, Kansas from Kansas City, Missouri.  The Mississippi is on the eastern, not western border of Missouri and divides St. Louis, Missouri from East St. Louis, Illinois.  That in fact is the site of the Gateway Arch.

An astute reader caught this.  Thanks Jeff!

 

 

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Patriot?

Sunday afternoon the reports started to come in of a shooting in suburban Kansas City, Kansas.  Metropolitan Kansas City spans both sides of the Mississippi River dividing the states of Kansas and Missouri.  As details emerged it appeared the shooting was the work of a lone 73 year old gunman and three innocent lives had been snuffed out.  As time progressed it became obvious the motivation was hatred, veiled in some sick sense of patriotism.  My reaction was similar to that of almost all Americans: disgust bordering on nausea.    Continue reading

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The Idea To Add Five Words

I have often written about the Second Amendment.  It is only 27 words long yet it is the subject of much misinterpretation and debate.  On many occasions I have stated that the political left concentrates too much on the first four words: “A well regulated militia” while the political right puts all their stock in the last four words: “Shall not be abridged”.  Retired Associate Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens suggests adding five words and thereby modernizing the Second Amendment to meet the needs of contemporary America.  Continue reading

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A Punt, A Fumble And A Lost Star

The title of this article sums up my assessment of last week in Washington, (and I’m being charitable in the first two analogizes).  I think the House punted by not passing the Senate’s unemployment bill, it fumbled by passing the meaningless Ryan Budget and America lost a star with the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.  Continue reading

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The Sins Of The Father

When I woke up this morning I had every intention of writing about something else.  Then I read the Washington Post and Marc Fisher’s story: Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts caught my eye.  Continue reading

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A Dozen That Need To Go

There are currently 18 states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and have no alternate plans.  Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia are not included in the 18 because they are exploring other options.  In Tennessee’s case I’m being very kind.  Twelve of the 18 are headed by Republican Governors who are running for reelection in 2014.  Continue reading

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Kiss Your Congressman – Lose Your Job

To hear the Republicans tell it the war on women is a fantasy concocted by the Democrats.  In fact a few have gone so far as to say it is the Democrats who have launched a war on women.  This week offered two prime examples of the existence of the Republican war on women. Continue reading

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Omens An Ocean Apart

Normally I write about a single topic.  Today I will touch on two that are unrelated, in process, also an ocean and most of a continent away from each other.   Continue reading

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