Tag Archives: Bernie Sanders

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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The Endorsement Of Michelle Nunn

If I were constructing a generic electable political candidate the first three things I would look for are name recognition, the ability to raise money and a major Party line to run on.  Before I endorse a candidate I look … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Kay Hagan

Last night Kay Hagan won the North Carolina Democratic Senatorial Primary by a wide margin.  Technically the preceding sentence is a prediction because I am writing this article the day before the Primary for publishing the morning after.  I am … Continue reading

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Unconstrained Danger

I spent a good part of Saturday in a resolutions committee meeting debating the placement of semi-colons.  (While an exaggeration, it’s not that much of a stretch.)  I guess I was put on that committee because I am nerdy enough … 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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