Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Kicking The Roads To The Ashcan

American governmental units, particularly the Congress, are often legitimately criticized for kicking the can down the road.  Rather than take the often politically risky but prudent move of address a problem head on; after much debate, handwringing and sanctimonious rhetoric … Continue reading

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Denial To Exacerbation

A long time ago I learned that the first step in solving a problem is realizing it exists.  If you just stop and think about it for a second that makes a lot of sense.  Well, the Republicans in the … Continue reading

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Stealing From The Children

As some of my regular readers may remember I write a weekly op-ed for my county’s local paper the Franklin Times.  On rare occasion there is an overlap of topic with something I cover here.  Understandably I try to localize … Continue reading

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Where Does Treason Begin?

The question on my mind is where does partisanship cross over into treason?  I’m not sure I’m going to answer that today, but in the wake of an open letter signed by 47 Republican members of the United States Senate … Continue reading

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Fooled?

In yesterday’s posting I wrongly accused the House of not posting the results of a vote on their website in a timely manner.  It turns out I was incorrect, or more accurately had fallen for their deception.  I guess I … 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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Your Tax Dollars At “Work”

After 43 votes, 40 of them amendments and two procedural, the Senate finally approved S1, The Keystone XL Pipeline Act, by a vote of 62-36-2 on Thursday.  The bill will now go to conference committee to be reconciled with HR … Continue reading

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The Fringe Met In The Middle

It’s the weekend between the NFL Conference Championships and the Super Bowl in the year before a presidential election; you’re a Republican who wants to be considered important.  What are you to do?  Well Saturday was your lucky day because … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Tom Coburn

Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn figuratively snatched defeat from the jaws of victory this week.  His actions had made him deserving of enshrinement in Harry’s Hell for some time.  His failing health and personal, (not political), friendship with President Obama … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Rick Santorum

Most of my readers are interested in what I think will happen in politics; that is one of the major reasons they read my articles.  Everything is an educated guess.  I am far from the level where I have a … Continue reading

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