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A Veto Saved

Early Tuesday evening as I sat in a Board of Directors meeting of a domestic violence organization my BlackBerry went off informing me that the Keystone XL Pipeline bill failed to get the necessary 60 votes in the Senate by … Continue reading

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Self Denial = Political Defeat

Democrats should have learned this lesson from the 2000 Presidential campaign.  They didn’t.  I should have seen it coming.  I didn’t.  Here is the biggest controllable take away from the drubbing Democrats received this mid-term: you are what you are … Continue reading

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Did Mitch McConnell Just Become John Boehner?

It’s interesting just where you get your ideas for articles.  I got my inspiration for this one while watching Joni Ernst’s victory speech on Tuesday night.  By the way, I watched in horror!

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Uncertain About This Season; Next Season Looks Great

Today is Election Day in America.  I am unable to tell you who will control the United States Senate in the 114th Congress and I may well not be that much closer to an answer tonight.  There are just too … Continue reading

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It’s Over, I Think

Monday the Supreme Court began its new term.  Normally I would have already written an article or two in anticipation of what was to come.  I have been distracted by the 2014 mid-terms and am not atoning for that sin … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It, And I Hope You Did

In case you missed it, and I certainly did, the Values Voter Summit held its 2014 event in Washington D.C. this past Thursday through Saturday.  The highlight of this annual conclave of the radical religious right was its presidential straw … Continue reading

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Yes, It Was Politics And Unfortunately Necessary

The big political news last weekend was President Obama announcing he would delay any executive action on immigration until after the November election.  Why this surprised anyone is beyond me; and why it was necessary is a national tragedy.

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A Statistical Call To Action

Yesterday morning was like most others and one of the first things I did was check my BlackBerry for overnight e-mails.  Again, like most mornings there were many, most of which could either be deleted, ignored or simply filed away.  … Continue reading

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The Number Five

I proudly plead guilty to being nerdy and even a little weird.  With that in mind a number struck me last Wednesday as I looked at some House votes.  The House passed HR 3230, the VA bill, by a vote … Continue reading

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Irrational Exuberance – Not So Hidden Agenda

I get bombarded with political e-mails.  Most of them culminate in an appeal for money.  My simple solution is to hit the delete button.  Last weekend many of them had a common theme: we’re winning in the Senate battle of … Continue reading

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