Tag Archives: Utah

An Adult Ruling On Handguns

Monday, without comment, the Supreme Court refused to hear three gun rights cases letting lower court rulings stand.  This was generally seen as a blow to the NRA and gun rights advocates.  While it certainly cannot be seen as a … 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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Death To The Unemployed

Last week the Republicans finally released a replacement plan for Obamacare.  After almost five years of complaints and over 40 Congressional attempts to repeal the law a replacement plan has finally materialized.  I will admit I have yet to either … Continue reading

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Speeches, Shoes and Water

Barring something totally unexpected or another shoe of consequence falling in New Jersey, (there are enough shoes there to outfit a centipede), this week’s biggest political story will be Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address.  The theoretical purpose of … Continue reading

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Heed The Sound Of The Bugler

As December fades into January if you are a political junkie you find yourself either looking back upon the year that is ending or forward to the year to come.  Today I have succumbed to the seduction that is 2014. 

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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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The “T” Part

LGBT is a term ubiquitous in liberal American politics.  It stands for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender.  It is the final component of this coalition that is having the least success in attaining political victories.  Most heterosexual Americans accept lesbians … Continue reading

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Get Out Of The Way

Thomas Paine is credited with originally penning the phrase, “Lead, follow or get out of the way,” in the 18th Century.  That advice would be well heeded by the Senate Republicans in today’s 113th Congress.  They are incapable of leading, … Continue reading

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Surprise, Surprise

Last week a story broke that received very little attention but could actually help solve one of America’s larger, but mainly unnoticed problems; the problem of incarceration.  America has the highest incarceration rate in the world at 716 per 100,000 … Continue reading

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Minority Report

We keep hearing that some 30 to 80 members of the House Republican caucus are actually causing the entire shutdown/borrowing ceiling crisis.  The Republicans are the minority Party in the federal government at this point.  They do not control the … Continue reading

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