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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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Ten Years After

Ten years ago most Americans were talking about Hurricane Katrina.  It was the number one conversation no matter where you went; well there might have been one exception – the Oval Office.  The problem is most Americans appear to have forgotten that. Continue reading

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Stand Up To Be Heard

At a Tuesday press availability that Donald Trump held there were tense moments between the current Republican frontrunner and Univision reporter Jorge Ramos.  I’ve had a bit of time to digest what happened and have come to three conclusions.  Ramos was a bit rude, but with a purpose.  Trump’s immigration policy is as flawed as I thought and he is full of malarkey (Thanks Joe).  The press will get you in the end if you mess with it too much Continue reading

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What If He Doesn’t Go Away?

Thus far Donald Trump has confounded most political prognosticators including me.  We all expected him to have gone away by now.  Many, me included, still expect him to fade away.  This morning a thought struck me: What if he doesn’t?      Continue reading

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Congratulations, You’re Fired

In 28 states it is perfectly legal to marry the person you love and be fired for it.  Do you find that shocking?  You are not alone and that is a huge part of the problem. Continue reading

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A Democratic What If

I spent 15 seasons coaching basketball at the high school and college levels.  Despite the fact that I was fortunate enough to receive a world class management education I still think I learned the most in life from that experience.  Among other common habits of successful coaches is that they anticipate what could go wrong and prepare for it while hoping it never happens.  When you watch a coach make what appears to be a spontaneous and brilliant late game move it is anything but spontaneous.  They probably thought through the situation months or years earlier.  Politics isn’t really that different from basketball in that and several other respects. Continue reading

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Down The Snake (oil salesman) Hole

The Trump phenomenon is lasting longer than most of us expected or predicted.  That is good news for the Democrats and terrible news for the Republicans!  On the off chance that Trump ended up being the Republican nominee, (and I am emphatically not predicting that), it is almost impossible to see how the Democrats could fail to retain the White House.  The main problem for the Republicans is the longer he remains in the race the more difficult he makes it for them to win in November; and that may well extend into down ticket races. Continue reading

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Looking Even Better

President Obama keeps trying to sell the Iran Nuclear Deal as the best option available.  Since taking a few days to evaluate it I have consistently agreed.  Last week the case just got stronger.     Continue reading

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The Real Grexit

It looks like the final act of the current Greek tragedy has begun and the only Greek exit will be that of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.  Conservative European power players led by Germany’s Angela Merkel have defeated the Greek people without firing a shot.  Continue reading

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Losing Jimmy

From the moment of birth we are all dying.  Some of us will do it sooner than others.  The destination of the march is inevitable.  It is also something we seldom think about.  Is that because we find it too painful?  Is it because we are too busy with our daily lives?  Does it really matter?  Continue reading

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Baseball Anyone?

It’s Wednesday morning as I sit down to write this article and several topics are on my mind.  Interestingly, while unrelated, they all come together if you think of them in terms of one of them – baseball.  Continue reading

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