Tag Archives: Ohio

Rejected!

President Obama is a big basketball fan and he just blocked a bad shot on Tuesday.  Obama issued only the third veto of his presidency, the first of a “major” bill and the first in over five years.  I can’t … Continue reading

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On Deck

It’s one of those ponder, reflect and look ahead days as I write this article.  We are sitting in about the middle of February and this month promises to have at least two big political stories unfold before it ends; … Continue reading

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No Bounce

I am a believer in many of the teachings of Sun Tzu; prominent among them is that most battles are won before they are fought.  If that is true the Democrats won the first battle of the 2016 presidential election … Continue reading

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It’s About Time!

Wednesday, flanked by his Vice President Joe Biden, Secretaries of State and Defense, John Kerry and the outgoing Chuck Hagel, President Obama outlined the draft joint resolution requesting an authorization for military action against ISIS that he was sending to … Continue reading

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Peter Principle – Johnny Style

The theory of the Peter Principle is that you are promoted until you reach the level of your incompetency.  In the past Speaker of the House John Boehner has been offered as an example.  In reality Boehner is more of … Continue reading

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Bring Back Earmarks

A lot of my fellow lefties probably had their morning coffee catch in their throat as they read today’s headline.  People at both ends of the American political spectrum have almost a kneejerk aversion to earmarks.  In a perfect world … Continue reading

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Replay?

Sometimes the more things change the more they stay the same.  That actually may be happening in the 114th Congress.  If I were to write about every zany thing happening in this session thus far I would need to significantly … Continue reading

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Thanks Mom

America is a representative democracy and a nation of laws.  With rare exception citizens over the age of 18 are allowed to register to vote to elect their representatives at the local, state and national levels.  If any of us … Continue reading

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The Survival Of The Panderers

Today the 114th Congress is sworn in.  I truly wish I could view this as a positive.  If I were to do so I would be deceiving both my readers and myself.  This is the first “new” article I have … Continue reading

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Forecasting 2015

Well if you are reading this article it means you and at least my work made it into 2015.  Tradition dictates that I gaze into my somewhat foggy crystal ball and predict what I think will be the five biggest … Continue reading

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