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A Punt, A Fumble And A Lost Star

The title of this article sums up my assessment of last week in Washington, (and I’m being charitable in the first two analogizes).  I think the House punted by not passing the Senate’s unemployment bill, it fumbled by passing the … Continue reading

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A Dozen That Need To Go

There are currently 18 states that have rejected the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare and have no alternate plans.  Indiana, Tennessee and Virginia are not included in the 18 because they are exploring other options.  In Tennessee’s case I’m being very … Continue reading

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And It Wasn’t An April Fools Joke

On Tuesday April 1st Wisconsin Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his newest budget plan.  Since a two year deal was reached a few months ago it was unnecessary. If you examine the content it is ridiculous.  The … Continue reading

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The Nut Job

My wife and I took our youngest granddaughter to the movies on Saturday.  She is four and it was her choice.  We went to see The Nut Job.  I thought: Oh good, a comedy about Texas Tea Party/ Republican Congressman … Continue reading

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Opening Day 2014

Even as I have reached senior citizen status in the eyes of many, when Opening Day of baseball season arrives I’m still a little boy at heart.  At 4:10pm today my favorite team, the Tampa Bay Rays, host the Toronto … Continue reading

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A Personal Primary

How would you like to have your own personal 2016 Presidential primary?  Apparently if you donated something north of $90 million in 2012 it will happen.  Just ask casino magnet Sheldon Adelson who is holding what Republican operatives are calling … Continue reading

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Another Battleground In The Midwest

Tuesday night Illinois held its primary elections and the Republican contest for Governor was much closer than anyone had anticipated.  There are a few lessons to be taken from it: the influence of money in politics and the future of … Continue reading

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Red Meat For Racists

Anyone who reads my work on a regular basis knows one of my most frequently articulated theories is that today’s Republican Party is held up by three pillars: greed, racism/bigotry and the promotion of ignorance.  I am certain that the … Continue reading

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Really, Rick?

On March 14th the Washington Post published an opinion piece by veteran Republican consultant and operative Ed Rodgers entitled, Rick Perry deserves a second look.  My first reaction was, “Really?”  My second reaction was, “Can a major American political party … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Mary Burke

In my writing I often mention the lucky sperm cell.  It is almost always derisively.  There is an old adage, adapted from Luke 12:48, “To those whom much is given, much is expected.”  Wisconsin Gubernatorial Democratic candidate Mary Burke took … Continue reading

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