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Republicans – There is no Neutrality in 2020

     In 2016, Donald Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton, winning the Presidency by 77,000 votes spread over Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.  Both candidates had historically high unfavorable ratings.  Trump, then an infamous reality TV star and failed businessman was nevertheless a political neophyte.  Despite inappropriate speech and behavior during the ...

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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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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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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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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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Environment Should be the Issue of 2019 and Beyond

     There is a famous Sci-Fi story twice made into a movie, “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”  The basic plot (no spoilers) involves an alien who arrives on Earth to warn human kind that we will be destroyed before we can destroy the planet.  One of the scientists negotiating ...

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