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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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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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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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2019 State of the Union – Disingenuous and Divided

     I have watched every State of the Union (SotU) for over 45 years.  Over the years, the speech has been widely anticipated as the roadmap of government for the next year.  Presidents provide their priorities, boast of inflated accomplishments, play to supporters watching on TV, and relish in planned ...

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The 2019 Annual Threat Assessment – Its Donald Trump

     On January 29, 2019, an impressive array of defense and intelligence experts provided the annual U.S. Threat Assessment to the Senate.  These career professionals were loyal Republicans appointed by President Trump.  Nevertheless, in what was an unfortunately rare case of integrity among the Trump cabinet, to a person they ...

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Trump Fails with Oval Office Wall Address

     Last night on “The Booth” we discussed the ongoing government shutdown and President Trump’s border wall demands.  Our discussion included predictions for his Oval Office address shortly following our show.  Unfortunately, we were right, and Trump utterly failed to make his case.  Historically and with little exception Presidents have ...

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The 2019 Trump Shutdown is Everyone’s Failure

     We are 17 days into the Trump shutdown and with no end in sight it appears this will break the record for length of s shut down.  This dubious distinction is no source of pride but rather further indication of the failings of our so-called leaders.  President Trump stated ...

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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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Why President Trump Can’t Testify

Over the first 20 months of the Trump Presidency, there has been ongoing speculation and discussion concerning Trump’s character, cognitive ability, intellect, personality, etc., as these impact his ability to lead and govern the nation as President.  Separate and apart from these issues is the Russia investigation and whether Russia ...

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