Tag Archives: Charles Koch

You Have To Find It To Follow It

There is an old adage in politics (and several other disciplines) that advises people trying to figure things out to follow the money.  It acknowledges the impact of money on results in everything from research to elections.  The biggest single … Continue reading

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Who Is The Real Donald Trump (And Will He Just Go Away)?

I’m not alone but I certainly plead guilty to continuing to speculate as to Donald Trump’s true motivation in his quest for the Presidency.  I just can’t figure out why a rich, (although probably nowhere near as rich as he … Continue reading

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Exactly Who Are They?

Recently in American politics it seems that when we are not talking about Donald Trump we are talking about delegate count and too often both simultaneously.  While I am admittedly perplexed by Trump’s motivation and success I know who he … Continue reading

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The Real Scalia Scandal

In the immediate aftermath of Antonin Scalia’s death the right wing circus started.  Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced that he would lead the obstruction of any Obama nominee.  It was almost a race to the microphone … Continue reading

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Marco For The Money ?

Marco Rubio is starting to creep into contention in the GOP race.  (Interesting how the word “creep” just came to me.  It could also serve as a pun, an omen or both.)  I haven’t said much about the Senator from … Continue reading

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SPECIAL NOTICE – New Book Review

I just added Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer to the Book Review Section.  A very brief review may be found by clicking on the title in the … Continue reading

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It Starts Tonight

Tonight it starts for real!  The first votes of the 2016 campaign are cast in the Iowa Caucuses.  That doesn’t mean the spinning, posturing and outright lying will stop; it only means the clock is running and the scoreboard will … Continue reading

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Strange Fascination

It is Saturday afternoon as I write this.  The East Coast is suffering the effects of Jonas as the meteorologists have named the storm.  Unlike cities further north and west, here in the Raleigh area a six inch ruler would … Continue reading

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A Woman Scorned

A couple of centuries ago English author William Congreve penned the line, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”  With some poetic license I think that line describes what happened this week with the release of Jane Mayer’s book, … Continue reading

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Drama In The Desert

  Going into Tuesday night’s GOP debate in Las Vegas one of the big mysteries was who just bought the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  If Wednesday’s report by Fortune is correct we know who the power behind the throne is in … Continue reading

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