Tag Archives: Arkansas

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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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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