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It’s Over, I Think

Monday the Supreme Court began its new term.  Normally I would have already written an article or two in anticipation of what was to come.  I have been distracted by the 2014 mid-terms and am not atoning for that sin … Continue reading

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Circle The Date

Today is a very rare day.  Not only am I breaking with President Obama on an issue; I find several leading Tea Party figures agreeing with me and I’m going to write nice things about them. 

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More Democratic Women

Women vote Democratic by a disproportion margin in America.  Based on the Senate’s action this week the gap isn’t large enough.  The Paycheck Fairness Act failed to get the 60 votes necessary to overcome a Republican filibuster and died.  The … Continue reading

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It’s A Coaltion, Stupid

Last Thursday Eric Cantor officially stepped down as House Majority Leader.  With that move Kevin McCarthy moved up to Majority Leader and Steve Scalise became House Majority Whip.  Speaker John Boehner now headed a new leadership team but before the … Continue reading

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Kicking The Can Down The Highway

Congress is slated to take the month of August off which leaves just a few days to take care of any pressing business.  The Highway Trust Fund, which completely or substantially funds most major road projects in this country, is … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Mark Udall

Today’s endorsement is easier to make than it might appear at first glance.  When you think of progressive Senators you normally don’t think of the West except for the three West Coast states.  However endorsing Democratic Senator Mark Udall for … Continue reading

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How Crazy Is Crazy Enough?

Thursday afternoon the House Republican Caucus did some housecleaning necessitated by Eric Cantor’s resignation as House Majority Leader.  His resignation is effective July 31st and was precipitated by his primary defeat earlier this month.  The new lineup will serve until … 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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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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