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The Endorsement Of Jeanne Shaheen

A 1970 hit made famous by a Canadian singer about a spot in Hawaii may be an omen for New Hampshire voters in 2014. 

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The Amazing O

Yes, the headline is an attention getter.  No, I haven’t abandoned political commentary in favor of erotica.  Often as I take notes while researching my columns I refer to President Obama as “O”.  As the situation in the Ukraine evolves … Continue reading

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Anything But Cruz Control

Even liberal politicians are conservative when it comes to exposing themselves to controversial votes.  Last week the Senate took up raising the debt ceiling.  The legislation is one of those must pass measures that no politician likes having their name … Continue reading

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Circus, Circus

In Washington DC you can almost hear the cry, “The circus is coming, the circus is coming!”  Well, it’s not exactly the circus but CPAC is coming to town and will hold its annual event from March 6-8.    Word leaked … Continue reading

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A Largely Ignored Battlefield (By The Left)

One of the reasons for the Republican Party’s success is that they pay attention to races and positions that Democrats tend to ignore.  This takes many forms and I would like to briefly explore one of them today – the … Continue reading

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Risk Averse Repubplicans

Americans’ most common complaint about Congress is that they don’t seem to be getting anything done. By the way, the numbers verify that.  You hear this complaint from both ends of the political spectrum and, of even more concern, from … Continue reading

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2013 In Review

Today is New Year’s Eve and it is our tradition at tellthetruthonthem.com to review the year that is ending. On January 1st I predicted what the five biggest political stories of 2013 would be. I feel that four legitimately made … Continue reading

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Is The Passion Gap A Death Sentence?

  In a representative democracy how can something with near 90% public approval fail to become law?  That is the question many Americans were asking when in April of this year the Manchin-Toomey Amendment failed to break a filibuster and … Continue reading

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What Is The Problem?

  If a piece of legislation was enacted under Reagan; renewed under both Clinton and Bush 43; I think that qualifies as a common sense law.  The Undetectable Firearms Act was originally signed by Ronald Reagan in 1988, resigned by … Continue reading

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Less Than Great Expectations

As part of the agreement that reopened the government and averted breaching the debt ceiling the House and the Senate formed a conference committee to attempt to negotiate a compromise budget bill.  The committee has a deadline of December 13th; … Continue reading

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