Tag Archives: Kansas

A Cure For Bad Medicine

I’m a Kathleen Sebelius fan, which is well documented.  As I perused the morning papers on Wednesday I ran across a blurb that caught my eye about Sebelius considering running for the United States Senate from her home state of … Continue reading

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Patriot?

Sunday afternoon the reports started to come in of a shooting in suburban Kansas City, Kansas.  Metropolitan Kansas City spans both sides of the Mississippi River dividing the states of Kansas and Missouri.  As details emerged it appeared the shooting … Continue reading

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A Punt, A Fumble And A Lost Star

The title of this article sums up my assessment of last week in Washington, (and I’m being charitable in the first two analogizes).  I think the House punted by not passing the Senate’s unemployment bill, it fumbled by passing the … Continue reading

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A Dozen That Need To Go

There are currently 18 states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and have no alternate plans.  Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia are not included in the 18 because they are exploring other options.  In Tennessee’s case I’m being very … Continue reading

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Anything But Cruz Control

Even liberal politicians are conservative when it comes to exposing themselves to controversial votes.  Last week the Senate took up raising the debt ceiling.  The legislation is one of those must pass measures that no politician likes having their name … 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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A Largely Ignored Battlefield (By The Left)

One of the reasons for the Republican Party’s success is that they pay attention to races and positions that Democrats tend to ignore.  This takes many forms and I would like to briefly explore one of them today – the … Continue reading

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Heed The Sound Of The Bugler

As December fades into January if you are a political junkie you find yourself either looking back upon the year that is ending or forward to the year to come.  Today I have succumbed to the seduction that is 2014. 

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Same Rotten Eggs – More Baskets

Ohio is generally considered the bellwether state in national politics.  Based on 2008 and 2012, I might argue that Virginia has replaced it, but nonetheless it is certainly a major indicator and prize in the swing state sweepstakes.  Back in … 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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