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Accountability Not Accusations

Sunday night I was enjoying watching one of my granddaughters playing softball when my BlackBerry vibrated with the news that Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, had tied the lack of an Ebola vaccine to decreased … Continue reading

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Follow The Money To War

In the 1960’s a popular sarcastic expression on the left was, “War is good business, invest your son.”  It was part of the anti-Viet Nam War/anti-draft sentiment.  I was a very young man then; I’m a senior citizen now and … Continue reading

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Bush Apathy

Without a doubt the biggest international political story of last week was the situation in the Ukraine.  I’ll make a not so bold prediction that it will also be the biggest story of next week.  Most people will read this … Continue reading

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The Facts Will Prevail In The End

On September 19th I authored an article on this site entitles 15 Examples of Tea Party Willful Ignorance.  In it I told the story of attending at Tea Party function where the Constitution was allegedly read.  I say allegedly because … Continue reading

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The GOP’s Problem May Answer America’s Call

There is a war going on inside the Republican Party.  The Tea Party wing has provided some electoral boosts, particularly at the House and State Legislature levels.  It has also cost the Republicans several Senate seats and with them very … Continue reading

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Take One For The Team

The Republicans are presenting the Democrats with a wonderful opportunity to defy history by having a very successful 2014 election.  Normally the President’s Party loses seats in the mid-term; couple that with Democrats’ historic inability to get out the vote … Continue reading

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Sequester Siesta

  Back in the summer of 2011 America was dealing with one of the many fiscal crises that the Tea Party/Republicans have manufactured in the 112th and 113th Congress.  The solution/punt formation included the creation of a Supercommittee that if … Continue reading

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The New F Word

I plead guilty; I actually watched CSPAN’s coverage of the Chuck Hagel cloture vote on Thursday.  I wish more Americans did because it was a farce worthy of William Shakespeare.  Republicans filibustered Hagel’s confirmation but went into long and convoluted … Continue reading

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The Attack Commences

Over last weekend when the news of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s concussion broke I told my wife watch the right wing gin up the rumor mill that this is contrived so she doesn’t have to appear before the Congressional … Continue reading

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Conference Politics

I don’t know if it was his original idea but until corrected I will give attribution for it to Chris Matthews because I first heard him talk in these terms.  Months ago he likened the campaign for the Republican Presidential … Continue reading

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