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Not Nearly Ready

Florida’s sometimes Tea Party and always Republican Senator Marco Rubio has declared himself fit to serve as President of the United States.  I’m glad he feels that way, however I and the majority of Americans do not agree with him.  … Continue reading

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The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … 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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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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Circus, Circus

In Washington DC you can almost hear the cry, “The circus is coming, the circus is coming!”  Well, it’s not exactly the circus but CPAC is coming to town and will hold its annual event from March 6-8.    Word leaked … Continue reading

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Speeches, Shoes and Water

Barring something totally unexpected or another shoe of consequence falling in New Jersey, (there are enough shoes there to outfit a centipede), this week’s biggest political story will be Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address.  The theoretical purpose of … 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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Until Next Time

Very late Wednesday evening when the House finally approved a bill ending the government shutdown and averting breaching the debt ceiling I was not elated; relieved would have been a more accurate description of my feelings.  That we were at … Continue reading

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Cruz Out Of Control

Shortly before noon on Wednesday rookie Tea Party/ Republican Senator Ted Cruz relinquished the Senate floor after controlling it for over 21 hours.  While many on the extreme right will characterize it as a filibuster, it was not.  While many … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows

In the 19th century American writer Charles Dudley Warner wrote the words, “Politics makes strange bedfellows”.  In the 20th century Syria came into existence after World War I as part of the breakup of the Ottoman Empire, gaining its independence … Continue reading

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