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The Banishment Of Chuck Grassley

For those who doubt the Republican Party has ceased to be the center-right Party and has become the extreme right Party I offer Iowa Senior Senator Chuck Grassley as exhibit A.  For years Grassley has enjoyed the reputation of being … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump Goes To Washington

Donald Trump went to our nation’s capital Monday (hence the cheap headline).  First he met with the Editorial Board of the Washington Post, later he spoke at the AIPAC conference.  To anyone who is still undecided, has been paying attention … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Jeff Sessions

This is endorsement season and those coming to Donald Trump are particularly telling.  While some like those of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke were higher profile I could not let the … Continue reading

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Where Does Treason Begin?

The question on my mind is where does partisanship cross over into treason?  I’m not sure I’m going to answer that today, but in the wake of an open letter signed by 47 Republican members of the United States Senate … Continue reading

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Circle The Date

Today is a very rare day.  Not only am I breaking with President Obama on an issue; I find several leading Tea Party figures agreeing with me and I’m going to write nice things about them. 

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Proof Of A Purchased Party

The effort to amend the Constitution to reverse the Citizens United decision died in the United States Senate on Thursday.  It clearly illustrated the difference between the Parties and that money is speech in America; especially when you are talking … Continue reading

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Trying To Make Sense Of The Senate

  There are times elected representatives make what most consider indefensible votes because their Party or financiers strong arm them into it.  Those are definite problems in our political system and I for one do not defend them.  However at … Continue reading

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Too Much Money

The lowest possible annual salary for a United States Senator is $174000.  That is just the base pay; it doesn’t include benefits and allowances.  Yet on Wednesday the United States Senate filibustered a bill which would have raised the minimum … Continue reading

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Republican “Concern” For The Unemployed

The political outrage of last week occurred Thursday and the most chilling aspect of it is that it happened in the Senate – the supposedly sane chamber of Congress.  A bill to reinstate long-term unemployment benefits was successfully filibustered by … Continue reading

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Is The Passion Gap A Death Sentence?

  In a representative democracy how can something with near 90% public approval fail to become law?  That is the question many Americans were asking when in April of this year the Manchin-Toomey Amendment failed to break a filibuster and … Continue reading

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