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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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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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SPECIAL NOTICE – New Book Review

I just added Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer to the Book Review Section.  A very brief review may be found by clicking on the title in the Book Review Section.  If you can only read one political book this year make it this one!

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“Porky” Cruz

Ted Cruz has the reputation of being very smart.  I for one am waiting to see some manifestation of that brilliance.  All I’m seeing is arrogance in the defense of his erroneous statements.  One of his recent quips reminded me of a relatively obscure scene in the 1981 Canadian-American, (you can’t make this stuff up), film Porky’s.  Continue reading

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Listen To Lindsey

Tuesday morning I happened to be listening to Morning Joe on MSNBC when South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham was being interviewed.  He spouted what I think will be the quote of the month and solid advise to any Republicans who care about the Republican Party.  He said. “Voting for Donald Trump is like buying a ticket on the Titanic after you saw the movie.”  Continue reading

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What We Know Of What Happened

The final results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses are not in as I start to write this, but we know much more about how 2016 will go than we did 24 hours ago and that is what matters.  Let’s explore together. Continue reading

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It Starts Tonight

Tonight it starts for real!  The first votes of the 2016 campaign are cast in the Iowa Caucuses.  That doesn’t mean the spinning, posturing and outright lying will stop; it only means the clock is running and the scoreboard will start to display numbers other than zero. Continue reading

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