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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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The Banishment Of Tom Coburn

Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn figuratively snatched defeat from the jaws of victory this week.  His actions had made him deserving of enshrinement in Harry’s Hell for some time.  His failing health and personal, (not political), friendship with President Obama … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Dr. Ben Carson

I debated a bit about whether or not to devote an entire article to Dr. Carson.  He will neither win the nomination nor be the Vice Presidential pick although he will enter the race.  In the final analysis my readers … Continue reading

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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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