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2016 Republicans: Rob Portman

When evaluating Presidential contenders there are always three questions to be answered: Will they run? Can they win? And what about the Veep slot?  Today we look at Ohio Senator Rob Portman and he has already answered the first two … Continue reading

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Bad News Sells

Twice in as many weeks Paul Krugman proved his brilliance in the New York Times.  Friday’s online edition featured his op-ed entitled, Secret Deficit Lovers.  The opening line, “What if they balanced the budget and nobody knew or cared?” provoked … Continue reading

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Voodoo Economics Is A Zombie Lie

Unlike most males I’m not a big fan of horror movies.  The idea of fictional creatures and a lot of gratuitous blood and gore simply never was my idea of what two hours of entertainment should be.  The Republican economic … Continue reading

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Blame The Victims

The Republicans are at it again; or should I say still?  They are blaming the victims with a subtle touch of implied racism thrown in.

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The Ryan Recycle

Last week Wisconsin Republican Representative and failed Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan announced his anti-poverty plan.  While it wasn’t exactly the Ryan Plan 4.1, (I hope I’ve kept accurate track of the various and almost identical versions), it was just … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Renee Ellmers

In November of 2010 Renee Ellmers rode a wave of Tea Party sentiment, Democratic voter apathy and out of district money to victory in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District.  Well, not exactly rode; the election went to a recount.  The … Continue reading

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Republican Recycle

The good news is that the Republicans have finally recycled something; the bad news is that they have recycled Benghazi.  Today I want to explore why they did it and the man they have put in charge.  Both moves are … Continue reading

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No Surprise

This week welfare rancher Cliven Bundy was exposed as a racist.  This apparently came as a surprise to several prominent Republican politicians who had claimed him as their new American hero and a patriot.  I find neither of those facts … Continue reading

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A Punt, A Fumble And A Lost Star

The title of this article sums up my assessment of last week in Washington, (and I’m being charitable in the first two analogizes).  I think the House punted by not passing the Senate’s unemployment bill, it fumbled by passing the … Continue reading

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And It Wasn’t An April Fools Joke

On Tuesday April 1st Wisconsin Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his newest budget plan.  Since a two year deal was reached a few months ago it was unnecessary. If you examine the content it is ridiculous.  The … Continue reading

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