Tag Archives: Arkansas

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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Suppress Or Represent

Recently Ashley Spillane, President of Rock The Vote, wrote an article entitled, These states are trying to stop young people from voting, which was picked up by several newspapers including the Washington Post.  It focuses on some of the tactics … Continue reading

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Too Much Money

The lowest possible annual salary for a United States Senator is $174000.  That is just the base pay; it doesn’t include benefits and allowances.  Yet on Wednesday the United States Senate filibustered a bill which would have raised the minimum … Continue reading

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Anything But Cruz Control

Even liberal politicians are conservative when it comes to exposing themselves to controversial votes.  Last week the Senate took up raising the debt ceiling.  The legislation is one of those must pass measures that no politician likes having their name … Continue reading

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Democrats Need Hillary

The scenario: You are a basketball coach.  Your team is down by less than three points and has just been awarded the ball under your offensive basket.  The time on the clock will only allow for one final shot.  You … Continue reading

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Heed The Sound Of The Bugler

As December fades into January if you are a political junkie you find yourself either looking back upon the year that is ending or forward to the year to come.  Today I have succumbed to the seduction that is 2014. 

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Is The Passion Gap A Death Sentence?

  In a representative democracy how can something with near 90% public approval fail to become law?  That is the question many Americans were asking when in April of this year the Manchin-Toomey Amendment failed to break a filibuster and … Continue reading

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Secession Obsession

  There has been increased talk of secession on the American right ever since the election of Barack Obama in November of 2008.  Irreconcilably much of it comes from self proclaimed patriots; which leaves the literate among us to question … Continue reading

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