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Life In The Spotlight

This week Donald Trump announced that he would seek the 2016 Republican nomination for President.  He defied the predictions of many including mine.  We may yet all receive “technical absolution” for our “sin”.  According to US election law a candidate … Continue reading

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What’s This All About?

Some political news comes as no surprise.  Unfortunately that includes criminal indictments.  I am expecting them against former Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, recently resigned Illinois Representative Aaron Schock and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker just no … Continue reading

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The Sugar Daddy Specials

While it will be summer rerun season for network television the best comedy series of the season is scheduled to kickoff in Cleveland, Ohio on August 15th.  It is also known as the Republican Presidential Debates.  While most pilots come … Continue reading

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Hillary’s First Break

From a Democratic standpoint one of the best things that can happen in the 2016 primary season is for one or more of the ultra loony Republican candidates to stay in the race well beyond their campaign’s “expiration date”.  That … Continue reading

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Peaking Too Soon

With the college basketball season nearing its end I am forced to recall a lesson I learned as a young coach: you want your team to be playing its best basketball just before the post-season.  Those are the games that … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Chris Christie

The most perilous predictions I will make in this entire series are the ones I make about today’s subject: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  More than he wants to admit his political future is predicated on his legal future.  Indictment(s) … Continue reading

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A Personal Primary

How would you like to have your own personal 2016 Presidential primary?  Apparently if you donated something north of $90 million in 2012 it will happen.  Just ask casino magnet Sheldon Adelson who is holding what Republican operatives are calling … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Mary Burke

In my writing I often mention the lucky sperm cell.  It is almost always derisively.  There is an old adage, adapted from Luke 12:48, “To those whom much is given, much is expected.”  Wisconsin Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Mary Burke took … Continue reading

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Regulation Saves Citizens Money

If I were a campaign manager for a generic Republican candidate one of the first things I would include in their stump speech is a rant against government regulation.  In his first Inaugural address on January 20, 1981 Ronald Reagan … Continue reading

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The Paradox Of Democratic Patriotism

In today’s American politics what could be very good for the Democratic Party could be disastrous for the country if it goes slightly wrong.  Monday morning the news of just such a situation developing in Texas came my way.  It … Continue reading

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