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Brett Kavanaugh – Closing Argument

I had not intended to post another piece on Brett Kavanaugh, but after watching the entire hearing yesterday I feel compelled to write a final piece.  The hearing was certainly dramatic, and it was hard to feel empathy for both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh.  They are both human beings.  We witnessed a broken, dysfunctional Senate, extreme partisanship, and lack of professionalism.  After the smoke cleared, it was important for each Senator and the American people watching to make an important judgment.  Should Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed to the Supreme Court. The one clear result of the hearing was exactly ...

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It’s the Rhetoric…

This is crisis mode for the Democratic Party if it wants to survive as a national political party.  There is no minimizing what’s at stake – one party rule by the Republican Party for years to come.  The Republicans control the White House, Congress, and a substantial majority of governorships and state houses across the nation.  As widely discussed by pundits, the Democratic Party lost approximately 1,000 legislative seats nationwide after decades of being outplayed and out strategized by the Republican Party at the state and local levels.  Notably, Republicans have also gained legislative seats and the governor’s office in ...

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No Security Clearance Means No Security

Presidential Aide Rob Porter was recently forced out after the public learned about credible claims of domestic violence against him made by two ex-wives.  The Trump Administration was aware of the issue for at least seven months prior but took no action until there was a public outcry.  One of the reasons the White House knew about the allegations was because Rob Porter was not able to get his Security Clearance.  Due to the story, the public also learned that the Trump Administration has a significant problem with obtaining security clearances.  As widely reported, over 130 White House staffers and ...

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Time for Some General Truth

We have a tradition in our country that strengthens and ensures our democracy.  After elections, we come together, accept the results regardless of our vote, and work for the success of the nation.  There was much hope and promise when Democrats worked with Reagan and Republicans worked with Clinton.  We wanted our presidents to be strong, capable, inspirational leaders.  Personally, I always found ways to respect every president when he took office no matter how I voted.  President Trump is different for so many people.  He is unique among presidents, especially those of the modern era, in his utter lack ...

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