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Don’t Draw Too Many Conclusions

With few exceptions – the most notable of which is Hobby Lobby – the Supreme Court has of late reduced voting rights and expanded other civil rights.  History is not a guarantee of future performance so plaintiffs, defendants and Court … Continue reading

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A Terrorist In Conservative Clothing

Tuesday night I watched the second Hagan-Tillis debate.  Much like the first it was substantially a disappointment.  It was mostly a replay of the commercials and mailers that have dominated communications in North Carolina the past few weeks.  Late in … Continue reading

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It’s Over, I Think

Monday the Supreme Court began its new term.  Normally I would have already written an article or two in anticipation of what was to come.  I have been distracted by the 2014 mid-terms and am not atoning for that sin … Continue reading

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The Final Chapter Will Be Short

How often do you see a celebrity being interviewed who appears to be an overnight success, only to discover that they toiled for years to reach that point?  A cry from the youth of my older readers was the huckster … 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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The Other Side Of Religious Freedom

Environment influences politics and in the case of this writer choice of language in political matters.  For some time now I have used the phrase same-sex civil marriage.  There is good reason for that, but now the United Church of … Continue reading

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Mostly The Same Old Show

CPAC held its annual convention last week in Washington.  I have often compared the event to the circus and the 2014 version gave me another variation on that analogy: It was basically the same old show with perhaps a rare … Continue reading

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Why Bother?

I don’t bother voting in primaries, I wait for the real election.  Why should I bother to vote?  I’m a Democrat and it’s just Democrats running against Democrats.  I’ll vote for the Democrat in November and then I will have … Continue reading

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The “T” Part

LGBT is a term ubiquitous in liberal American politics.  It stands for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender.  It is the final component of this coalition that is having the least success in attaining political victories.  Most heterosexual Americans accept lesbians … Continue reading

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The Sanest Man In The Asylum

A favorite political parlor game is picking who the Presidential nominees will be.  Since it now appears America lives in a state of perpetual campaigning, selecting the next nominee starts the morning after the last election.  Despite the fact that … Continue reading

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