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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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Racism And Oppotunism Twarted

Racism is alive and well in America and there are still plenty of politicians willing to practice it in an attempt to gain personal advantage.  Monday the Supreme Court took two steps toward thwarting both.  Continue reading

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Go Negative Young Candidate (Or Old)

More Americans have a negative than positive view of Donald Trump.  In fact he has the record net negative for any presidential candidate in history.  Before the Democrats start to jump for joy let me remind them that Hillary Clinton is in a similar if somewhat smaller boat.  Her favorable rating is also a net negative and she is less popular than any presidential candidate in history except for Trump.   It’s going to be a tough year for a candidate to get people to come out to vote for them; but it might be a relatively easy year to get them to come out and vote against their opponent. Continue reading

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Whose Third Term?

You’re going to hear some talk from the Republicans that electing Hillary Clinton would be like giving Barack Obama a third term.  If only the world could be that lucky!  Actually I’d like my readers to consider that a Donald Trump presidency would be like a third George W. Bush term. Continue reading

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Who’s On Third?

It’s at that point in the campaign where the media questions whether the Parties will come together for November and whether there will be a third Party run of significance.  My brief answer to the first question is most likely yes.  To the second the answer is a much more certain no.  Today I want to deal with the second question. Continue reading

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A Thursday In Jersey

Donald Trump was fond of calling Ted Cruz Lyin’ Ted during the latter part of the Republican presidential race.  The moniker was fitting because a lot of mistruths came out of the Senator from Texas’ mouth.  There is an old expression: It takes one to know one.  Maybe we should start talking about Lyin’ Donald. Continue reading

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Expensive Hypocrites

A great parlor game for progressives would be to debate which state has the craziest state government.  Living in metro Raleigh I have a front row seat to the insanity of North Carolina.  Mississippi’s recent actions have caused a writer to coin the term “Confederate Spring”.  With Sam Brownback as Governor and Kris Kobach as Secretary of State it is difficult to top the nearly bankrupt Kansas.  The current goings on in Alabama would make for a great soap opera except the reality might be too unbelievable for fiction.  Today I want to talk about Oklahoma. Continue reading

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A Prudent Punt

I’m hard on the Supreme Court more often than not.  In my mind I have good cause to be.  I also am hard on governmental units that punt (usually that is Congress).  This week the Supreme Court punted, I will compliment them on their decision and put the blame squarely where it belongs – the Republicans in the Senate. Continue reading

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The Coal Comment

Are you frustrated by so many candidates being so scripted?  Did you ever wonder why they are?  We recently saw an example of why in West Virginia. Continue reading

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So You Want To Talk Taxes

Some time ago I added vox.com to the Blogroll.  It is a site that does an outstanding job of explaining the news in a concise fashion.  Most Americans don’t have the time to read long articles or at least don’t think they do, (which is all that really matters).  I don’t read it every day because it’s not necessary to.  Vox.com generally keeps articles up on its site for several days.  The other day I read Alvin Chang’s article entitled: This is probably the biggest tax you pay.  No one talks about it.  Today I want to expand on Chang’s work.  Continue reading

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It’s Nerdy Time – Second Edition

This is the second Nerdy Time article of the 2016 election season.  Today I want to take a look at polling. Continue reading

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