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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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Taxing The Sun

The Republicans have successfully cultivated the image of being the anti-tax Party.  Actions speak louder than words and in Oklahoma they have just come up with a way to tax the sun and the air.  Continue reading

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Delay, But Why?

Despite having what can honestly be described as a liberal political philosophy, I am conservative, (I prefer to use the work cautious), when it comes to my advance view of political outcomes.  This attitude is actually much more common than many people assume, especially among winning candidates; the candidates who runs like they are behind run harder, better races.  Continue reading

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Louisiana Lunacy

Where does hypocrisy end and stupidity start?  That has become a philosophical question in early 21st century American politics.  Last week Louisiana provided the latest case study.  Continue reading

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On My Dime Cowboy

I was born and raised a city boy.  I can only think of one time in my life when I was within six feet of a cow and that wasn’t until I was well into my fifties.  But I know bull when I hear it; plenty is coming out of Nevada and Fox News is broadcasting most of it.  Continue reading

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Holidays, Calendars, Faith & The Possible Fate of Ukraine

One of the riskiest topics I can chose to write about is a dynamic event.  There is a very real chance that the situation may change drastically between writing and publishing, let alone reading.  Ukraine in May of 2014 certainly fits that bill.  The seriousness of the events and the convergence of circumstances was a temptation too strong to resist.  Continue reading

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Wednesday North Carolina’s Republican Governor Pat McCrory announced he will ask the North Carolina General Assembly to give him statutory authority to regulate coal ash disposal from Duke Energy’s 33 storage sites including the Dan River facility which began leaking into the Dan River on Super Bowl Sunday.  That took what Michele Bachmann would call chutzpah if only she could pronounce it.  When I first saw the report I thought it was the work of a parody news site. 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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