Tag Archives: Bob McDonnell

A Dozen That Need To Go

There are currently 18 states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and have no alternate plans.  Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia are not included in the 18 because they are exploring other options.  In Tennessee’s case I’m being very … Continue reading

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Less Than A Dozen

A recurring theme in my writing, especially in 2014, is and will continue to be, the importance of voting.  Having observed countless campaigns over the years, I have discovered one common denominator at their ends – turnout.  Turnout is simply … Continue reading

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Speeches, Shoes and Water

Barring something totally unexpected or another shoe of consequence falling in New Jersey, (there are enough shoes there to outfit a centipede), this week’s biggest political story will be Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address.  The theoretical purpose of … Continue reading

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The Last Inauguration

Tuesday Chris Christie had the last inauguration of his lifetime.  This one was for his second term as New Jersey’s Governor.  There will be an inauguration of the 45th President of the United States in Washington on January 20, 2017 … Continue reading

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Pattern

Remember the old Lay’s potato chips commercial tag line, “Bet you can’t eat just one”?  Well as much as I may want to resist the same thing is happening to me with the Chris Christie “Bridgegate” scandal.  Too much keeps … Continue reading

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Two To Go

This article is atypical of what I normally write.  In the case of one individual it is also difficult for me to ask him to perform the action I am requesting.  That being said, I am asking San Diego Mayor … Continue reading

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An Office Rising From Obscurity

The office of State Attorney General requires statewide election, is powerful, but rather obscure.  Most State AG’s can walk down the main street of any town or city in their state – save their hometown or the State capitol – … Continue reading

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What A Difference A State Makes

When you write about politics on a daily basis it is easy to be seduced into writing about races well in advance.  Despite that word of caution I want to speculate about a problem I see developing for the 2016 … Continue reading

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Meanwhile In Madison

With the radical regression in Raleigh and the scandals – real and imagined – in Washington much of everything else political has flown under the radar.  That has not deterred Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his band of Tea Party/Republicans … Continue reading

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Sexual Nullification

In 1870 the United States ratified the 15th Amendment to the Constitution which granted the right to vote to former male slaves.  (Women, regardless of race or former status of servitude, did not get the right to vote until the … Continue reading

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