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Call The Bluff Reince

The Republican Party has a Donald Trump problem and its National Chairman Reince Priebus may have a way to minimize it but it involves taking a very small risk.  Actually, if my thinking and that of a lot of other … Continue reading

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Something To Watch

Normally on Sunday I base my column on the big political story of the week that just ended.  Today’s topic has huge potential, may not amount to a hill of beans and flew almost entirely under the radar last week.  … Continue reading

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Predicting Effect

Often the Sunday story is based on the big political story of the preceding week.  This past week there were simply too many to cover and no single one sticks out as the biggest.  What I want to focus on … Continue reading

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Hate Money

Sunday night The Guardian published a story that illustrated another of the evils of money in American politics.  This wasn’t a case of big money; it was a case of hate money. 

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Life In The Spotlight

This week Donald Trump announced that he would seek the 2016 Republican nomination for President.  He defied the predictions of many including mine.  We may yet all receive “technical absolution” for our “sin”.  According to US election law a candidate … Continue reading

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They’re Biting

Hillary Clinton has the luxury of being a runaway favorite for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination.  On the Republican side there is currently a crowded field, (and if you believe the polls), with no clear frontrunner.  Theoretically that gives each … Continue reading

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And This Is The Moderate?

I had lunch with a conservative Republican friend of mine the other day.  Paul and I disagree on many political topics but not surprisingly often find ourselves basically on the same page or certainly within range of an amicable compromise.  … Continue reading

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What’s This All About?

Some political news comes as no surprise.  Unfortunately that includes criminal indictments.  I am expecting them against former Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, recently resigned Illinois Representative Aaron Schock and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker just no … Continue reading

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White Knight By Default?

I saw an editorial cartoon yesterday morning the caption of which said: “Three out of four Republicans are running for President.”  Thankfully that is an exaggeration but, granted poetic license, not that much of one. 

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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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