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Democrats Failing Strategy – Are They Giving Away 2020, Too?

     President Obama won the 2008 Democratic Primary and then two Presidential Elections.  Thus began a decade of what became known as the Obama Coalition.  There were multiple factors that impacted the results of the 2016 Presidential Election, one of which was the fact that neither Hillary Clinton nor Bernie ...

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The Constitutional Crisis Created by Bill Barr and the Congressional Russia Caucus

     During the Trump Presidency, the self-labelled House Freedom Caucus of Republican extremists transformed itself into what is effectively the Russia Caucus, focused almost entirely on shamefully supporting the Trump Administration’s blatant efforts to cover up Russian interference in the 2016 Election and its own related misconduct at all costs.  ...

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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 ...

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The Mueller Report is in – It Made Things Harder…

     Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Report is in and a redacted version is available to the public.  After reading the report, I think it made things harder, specifically as far as what happens next.  To some extent, I was hopeful, as were most Americans, that the conclusion of the report ...

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Coup, Consolidation or Incompetence – Trump’s April Shakeup

     Will April 8, 2019, be the day we look back on and say that was the beginning of the death of our democracy?  Sounds admittedly melodramatic and I strive to avoid speaking in such terms.  However, those who feared President Trump’s inexplicable affection and respect for authoritarian leaders around ...

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State of Confusion – The Democrats’ Perilous Primary of 2020

     As of today, April 9, 2019, seventeen candidates have declared for the Democratic Party nomination to run against Donald Trump for President in 2020.  Four to eight more candidates are expected to announce in the coming weeks, and there is speculation the field may grow to thirty!  Such a ...

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Turkey’s Plan to Leave NATO

     For several years the news out of Turkey is not good, at least from the perspective of NATO, the U.S., and the Middle East.  Russia, China, and Iran may be very excited about the possibilities.  The Turkish people ought to be terrified.  I am talking about Turkey’s surreptitious plan ...

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Mar-a-Lago – Trump Serves China a Pu-Pu Platter of Intelligence

     As previously discussed, there are significant ethics challenges surrounding President Trump’s use of his Mar-a-Lago estate while in office.  Related to this, but having far more serious repercussions, are the national security implications.  Fact – nations all spy.  Fact – our adversaries and enemies go to great lengths to ...

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Is Today’s Capitalism Creating Tomorrow’s Communism?

     Democracy in all its imperfect forms has dominated for centuries, saving the world from tyranny more than once.  Capitalism and the industrial age created economies at all levels from local to global.  This resulted in a large, thriving middle class, spread of higher education, and myriad career fields to ...

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Trump Will Lose 2020 on Healthcare Lies, not Russia

     The Mueller Investigation is complete, and President Trump opted for battle over governance and leadership.  Foregoing a near perfect opportunity to forge ahead on critical bipartisan issues including infrastructure and prescription drugs, topics Trump has repeatedly asserted as priorities, he instead focused on dangerous trends towards authoritarianism such as ...

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