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Cleanup on Aisle 113

With the transition from Thursday morning to afternoon came the birth of the 113th Congress.  In the House the 112th left so much unfinished business that the 113th is faced with an immediate mess.

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The Cost Of Delay

The 112th Congress will go down in history as one of the least productive.  If you measure productivity by the number of bills that became legislation it is the least productive since we started keeping records.  Harry Truman famously ran … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Alan Grayson

One speech doesn’t make a political career or a politician, but it can leave them indelibly etched in our minds.  The prime example of that is President Barack Obama’s speech to the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.  Even his … Continue reading

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My November Fear

Today is a day for me to go out on a political limb.  I feel certain that Mitt Romney will be President Obama’s Republican opponent in the November election.  I feel almost equally certain that President Obama will win a … Continue reading

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Beauty Contest With No Prize

On February 7th Missouri held its primary but the results really didn’t mean anything because they were totally non-binding on anyone in the delegate selection process.  In politics we call events like that beauty contests.  It looks pretty to win … Continue reading

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As America Bleeds

My pet name for the 112th Congress is the Do Harm Congress.  I’m sure many dismiss it as partisan hyperbole.  If you were a physician mowing your lawn and you came across a bleeding body lying on the sidewalk and … Continue reading

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112th Turkey

With six days left until the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is due to present its report to Congress it is a fair time to revisit my speculation.  My concerns and predictions remain substantially unchanged from my August 13, … Continue reading

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From History A Pathway To Victory

OK, we have the last of the 2011 elections behind us and now it is time to focus on 2012.  Let’s couple what we learned Tuesday night and in the past to draw out a roadmap to victory.

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The Phantom Of The Legislature

America has been stuck in a serious economic rut since the summer of 2008.  To use President Obama’s metaphor, the George W. Bush administration and his anti-tax, anti- regulation policies and allies drove this country into a ditch.  One of … Continue reading

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An Important Runoff

Every story I write presents a challenge.  In this case there are so many ways to reach the same conclusion the challenge is where to start.  Last week Tuesday was such a busy day politically that here we are on … Continue reading

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