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Dereliction of Duty

There is an extremely cumbersome process to run for President.  While some of it, specifically the nastiness and politics of personal destruction, are self-imposed by campaigns, much of it is by necessity.  The position of President is extremely critical to our nation, serving as leader of the country, chief executive ...

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2017 National Security Strategy

Moments ago, President Trump gave a speech about his new National Security Strategy.  Most of what the President stated as our “new” strategy is in essence a continuation of previous administrations’ policies.  He spoke in generalities, short on any specifics.  The strategy was based on four prongs: 1. Borders and ...

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SALT – A Pillar of Tax Fairness

One of the most contentious provisions of the 2017 Republican Tax Plan is the proposed elimination of the federal deduction for paid state and local taxes – SALT.  Many middle-class families have relied on SALT deductions for decades in their financial planning and life budgeting needs.  The result, if passed ...

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2017 Election – Jones Wins

In a stunning upset, Democrat Doug Jones was declared the winner over Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.  Alabama, among the most Republican states in the country, elected its only state wide Democratic office-holder.  Jones clearly benefitted from Roy Moore’s questionable past.  Well known to Alabama voters, Moore ...

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Fake News is a Dangerous Reality, but…

Attacking the media is nothing new.  Republicans especially enjoy fomenting claims of media bias to garner support from conservative voters.  Let me say up front, I am not a media apologist.  In fact, I am often critical of the media.  The media is a business focused on their profit margin, ...

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War on Christmas?

Here we are in December.  Christmas is right around the corner – the trees are decorated, the lights are strung, and the carols are playing.  And if it is December, we are again hearing false claims of a “war on Christmas.”  Put bluntly, it is a ludicrous notion.  There is ...

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Asia or Bust

I waited after President Trump returned from Asia before writing this piece to try and see what came from the trip.  I wanted the trip to be successful.  Whenever the President, regardless of party, regardless of how we voted, regardless of how we view his performance, travels abroad we need ...

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Alabama Slammer – Partisanship v. Pedophilia

In a few weeks, the people of Alabama will say a lot about themselves and the state of our politics.  Over the past week, no less than five women have come forward, bravely on the record, detailing accounts of Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-AL) sexually harassing, abusing, or molesting them ...

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2017 Election – Dems win NJ and VA governor races

As of 8:10 pm, NBC projects wins for Murphy in NJ and Northam in VA in their respective governors races.  Pundits will spin this as big news for the Democrats for the midterms and bad news for President Trump.  Both may be correct, but in my view the polls show ...

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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 ...

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