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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 ...

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The 2018 Blue Trickle

The U.S. 2018 Midterm Election was a pivotal election with much at stake.  Every election has consequences and often results in control over Congress, state legislatures, governors, etc.  This midterm more than any other should have been about the President and the character of our nation.  Republicans have enjoyed overwhelming ...

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Rick Scott – The Veterans are Right, Lose the Hat

Ever since his first run for Florida Governor, Rick Scott has paraded out his favorite campaign prop – an old baseball cap with “NAVY” atop the brim.  He continuously wore it during campaign stops during his election and reelection.  As Governor, the hat remained a familiar prop.  Scott wore it ...

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President Trump did not Belong in Pittsburgh

One of the significant and most challenging duties of the President of the United States is to lead and console in times of tragedy.  It is a solemn and important responsibility, one for which few are fully prepared.  There is no training, no script, no blueprint for success.  It all ...

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Americans Need to Vote

According to U.S. Census Bureau and other statistics, just under 80% of those Americans eligible to vote register to vote.  Whether or not someone plans to vote, at least be registered and thus have the option in the event circumstances change and they wish to vote.  More puzzling to me ...

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Florida Florida Florida

Politics “junkies” will forever remember the great Tim Russert’s “Florida Florida Florida” in the 2000 election.  Russert predicted the results of the election would come down to who won Florida.  As we learned, the ballot in Palm Beach County was manipulated in such a way as to intentionally confuse voters ...

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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.  ...

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Choir Boy to Liar Boy – The Kavanaugh Risk

Three weeks ago, I posted a piece analyzing the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination and confirmation process.  This was prior to the sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh becoming public.  The previous piece addressed the Republicans’ brazen and inappropriate attempt to conceal 90% of Kavanaugh’s professional documentation while attempting to rush ...

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The Kavanaugh Confirmation

The U.S. Senate, indeed the entire nation, is focused on whether Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Court.  There is really very little suspense about the nomination as Republicans have the minimum number of votes needed to confirm after eliminating the previous 60 vote requirement ...

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Out of State Money

If you are like me, you get plenty of political solicitations.  There is an endless cycle of fundraising for the national parties, state parties, Senate and House campaigns, state campaigns, and local races.  It takes an incredible amount of money to run a campaign.  A state legislative race in some ...

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