Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

An Almost Mirror Image

Saturday Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu very predictably lost the runoff election and with it her Senate seat in the upcoming 114th Congress.  The race wasn’t really close with Representative Bill Cassidy besting her by a 56-44 margin.  As of January … Continue reading

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2016 Democrats: The Cans

At this point there are only three people who could end up being the Democrat’s standard bearer in 2016, but one of them controls the contest.  They are Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren.  There are only two things … Continue reading

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2016 Democrats: The Cannots

As much as I resist it the calendar does to a degree dictate what I write about.  With the mid-term less than a month in our rearview mirror and our seemingly perpetual campaign it is now time to start making … Continue reading

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The Only Certainty Is Uncertainty

While political pundits have been making predictions about control of the Senate I have steadfastly remained uncommitted.  I conceded the obvious that the Republicans had the advantage.  They are defending fewer seats, (15 vs. 21), and many of the Democratic … Continue reading

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48 Crucial Hours

Not allowing for the time zone differences, the next 48 hours are crucial to the future of Hong Kong and perhaps much, much more.

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Circle The Date

Today is a very rare day.  Not only am I breaking with President Obama on an issue; I find several leading Tea Party figures agreeing with me and I’m going to write nice things about them. 

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Proof Of A Purchased Party

The effort to amend the Constitution to reverse the Citizens United decision died in the United States Senate on Thursday.  It clearly illustrated the difference between the Parties and that money is speech in America; especially when you are talking … Continue reading

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An Evening With Bernie

Most American’s only see U.S. Senators on television.  In a period of 8 days I saw two sitting Senators live.  I actually had a brief personal conversation with one.  Wednesday night I was privileged to be part of a group … Continue reading

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It’s Not Lack Of Resources, It’s The Unions

As Congress began its final week, (well through Thursday anyway),  before taking five weeks off; on Monday the only significant legislation that appeared certain to pass both chambers and reach the President’s desk was a bill “reforming” the VA.  On … Continue reading

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Trying To Make Sense Of The Senate

  There are times elected representatives make what most consider indefensible votes because their Party or financiers strong arm them into it.  Those are definite problems in our political system and I for one do not defend them.  However at … Continue reading

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