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Dear Speaker Pelosi

The 2018 Midterm Election is over, and Democrats have won control of the House.  The first thing I would stress to Democrats is that it is long past time for new leadership.  Nancy Pelosi, Stenny Hoyer, and James Clyburne should be commended for careers of public service and based on their leadership and experience, they should make the necessary, albeit personally difficult decision to step aside as the party’s House leadership.  They can help and support new leaders who should be better in touch with the United States of 2018 and reflect a national strategy and image of the Democratic ...

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Biden is in – Will he Impact the Democratic Primary?

     I was hesitant to write a piece attempting to handicap the 2020 Democratic Primary because it is so early and there are far too numerous possible scenarios.  Then Joe Biden got in, making no less than 20 candidates vying for the nomination.  There is so much early controversy that I feel compelled to try and break it down.  Here are some of the key issues and challenges with this unprecedented primary.  It will be extremely more difficult to raise the necessary campaign funds with so many candidates, especially with the emphasis on small donations and against larger, corporate donors.  ...

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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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