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Predicting Effect

Often the Sunday story is based on the big political story of the preceding week.  This past week there were simply too many to cover and no single one sticks out as the biggest.  What I want to focus on … Continue reading

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Two More Perfect Unions

The preamble to the United States Constitution begins: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union”.   Friday the Supreme Court brought us one step closer to perfection when it announced its decision in … Continue reading

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When You Sleep With Dogs

There is an old saying the modern day version of which goes something like this: “When you sleep with dogs you wake up with fleas.”  The original version is generally attributed to Benjamin Franklin and he was illustrating the consequences … Continue reading

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A Retired Phrase?

The computer tells me this is the 1,500th posting.  I will take the gizmo’s word for it; I don’t bother keeping track of such things.  I felt perhaps I should do something unusual, if not special, in honor of the … Continue reading

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A Lesson From The Emerald Isle

Only about a decade ago Republicans were able to increase the turnout of their base by getting anti-gay rights issues on the ballot.  Many political analysts say such a measure was what increased GOP turnout in Ohio in 2004 and … Continue reading

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Personal Nullification

While it appears that North Carolina’s super majority Republican General Assembly and its Republican Governor Pat McCrory have learned a lesson from Indiana and are ditching their Religious Freedom Restoration Act it doesn’t mean they are done appeasing the Tea … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Is No John Lennon

John Lennon was a musical genius who urged people to make the world to be a better place.  His 1971 hit Imagine was the biggest of his solo career.  It challenged the listener to imagine a wonderful world at peace … Continue reading

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The Muddied White Knight

As 2014 transitioned into 2015 I wrote a series of articles attempting to predict who the Republican presidential nominee for 2016 would be.  I came up with a final four of Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rand Paul and Mitt Romney.  … Continue reading

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Setting Up For ’16?

“This is the most important election of your lifetime.”  How many times have you heard that?  If you are any kind of political operative, volunteer, or follower; just about every election.  The reality is that more often than not it … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Mike Pence

If you have been following this series you already know the three questions.  Today I’m taking a look at Indiana Governor Mike Pence.  I really don’t think he will run and I sincerely doubt he could win the nomination if … Continue reading

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