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Uncertain About This Season; Next Season Looks Great

Today is Election Day in America.  I am unable to tell you who will control the United States Senate in the 114th Congress and I may well not be that much closer to an answer tonight.  There are just too … Continue reading

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More Democratic Women

Women vote Democratic by a disproportion margin in America.  Based on the Senate’s action this week the gap isn’t large enough.  The Paycheck Fairness Act failed to get the 60 votes necessary to overcome a Republican filibuster and died.  The … Continue reading

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Deflect And Destroy

What would you do if you were a politician and you and your group had a record of doing exactly the opposite of what was in your constituents’ best interest or totally ignored those interests?  If you were today’s Republican … 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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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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Less Than Great Expectations

As part of the agreement that reopened the government and averted breaching the debt ceiling the House and the Senate formed a conference committee to attempt to negotiate a compromise budget bill.  The committee has a deadline of December 13th; … Continue reading

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Endangered Species

Has the Republican Party gone so far to the right that Republicans are an endangered species in the Northeast?  The answer appears to be yes.  We had another example of that last week when Rhode Island’s independent Governor Lincoln Chafee, … Continue reading

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The Next Tea Party Princess

I am waiting for the following ad to appear in Washington, DC newspapers: Wanted – Photogenic and crazy female member of the Republican House caucus for the position of Tea Party Princess.  Duties include looking good on camera, spouting crazy … Continue reading

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Reloading?

One news item that came out of last Sunday’s talk shows was that Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin is seriously considering reintroducing the compromise gun regulation legislation he co-authored with Republican Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey.  Make no mistake; neither … Continue reading

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Facilitators Of Death

If the tone of this article is angry it is because I am.  If it is somewhat confusing, that is because about 10% of my readership comes from outside the United States and I have to attempt to explain to … Continue reading

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