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A Veto Saved

Early Tuesday evening as I sat in a Board of Directors meeting of a domestic violence organization my BlackBerry went off informing me that the Keystone XL Pipeline bill failed to get the necessary 60 votes in the Senate by … Continue reading

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Self Denial = Political Defeat

Democrats should have learned this lesson from the 2000 Presidential campaign.  They didn’t.  I should have seen it coming.  I didn’t.  Here is the biggest controllable take away from the drubbing Democrats received this mid-term: you are what you are … Continue reading

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The Proof Of A Wave

If anyone doubts that 2014, like 2010, was a wave election; look no further than the gubernatorial races.  Contrary to the Senate, the table was set for a good night for Democrats.  The result is that they lost a net … Continue reading

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Uncertain About This Season; Next Season Looks Great

Today is Election Day in America.  I am unable to tell you who will control the United States Senate in the 114th Congress and I may well not be that much closer to an answer tonight.  There are just too … Continue reading

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Solve Not Campaign And CYA

Thursday I watched bits and pieces of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations’ hearing into the Ebola situation.  It was a shameful waste of time and money among other resources.    

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In Case You Missed It, And I Hope You Did

In case you missed it, and I certainly did, the Values Voter Summit held its 2014 event in Washington D.C. this past Thursday through Saturday.  The highlight of this annual conclave of the radical religious right was its presidential straw … Continue reading

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Here’s Why

One of the questions, that on the surface appears to be perplexing, about the Republicans is that if they really hate government so much, why do they want to control it.  In his first inaugural address Ronald Reagan stated, “Government … Continue reading

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The Banishment of Richard Burr

Like most additions to Harry’s Hell, Richard Burr’s banishment has been a long time in coming.  A recent event was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.  When you are the ranking member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, … Continue reading

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The Final Chapter Will Be Short

How often do you see a celebrity being interviewed who appears to be an overnight success, only to discover that they toiled for years to reach that point?  A cry from the youth of my older readers was the huckster … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Kay Hagan

Last night Kay Hagan won the North Carolina Democratic Senatorial Primary by a wide margin.  Technically the preceding sentence is a prediction because I am writing this article the day before the Primary for publishing the morning after.  I am … Continue reading

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