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The Power Game is Not About a Wall but the Composition of Congress

Ever watch a Super Bowl where you despise both teams?  You don’t really care who wins but your ecstatic that one of them lost.  It feels like that as we watch the budget standoff doesn’t it? Even the most partisan … Continue reading

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Rhetoric, Hyperbole and Fact Surround a Wall but Where is Truth?

The dialog surrounding illegal immigration becomes exceedingly frustrating when the actual argument is lost between hyperbole and fact. President Trump positions the wall as the first line of defense from a marauding pack of criminals salivating at the chance to … Continue reading

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The Future Blames the Past for Not Thinking About the Future

The premise of a representative government is for the masses to be represented by a few.  If I recall my grammar school history classes correctly, the intent of public service was to fulfill a temporary duty. Today we have career … Continue reading

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Is Ignorance Bliss or is Bliss Ignorance?

If you start with the premise that most politicians are well-intentioned and genuinely believe they are acting in the best interest of the nation, you may have a different perspective on them.  And then reality sets in and you realize … Continue reading

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The Three Ps of Politics are the Driving Force for Most Voting

Whether you know it or not we are driven to vote for a particular candidate by party, person or policy.  In an ideal world most of us would vote based on the policies of on an individual and how we … Continue reading

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It’s Only Words but Words Are Weapons

The void between common sense and abject agenda-driven politics is deafening.  The mid-term election is next week so you know we are in for last minute surprises and irrational blame.  The rhetoric will reach a fever pitch. A lot of … Continue reading

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Perhaps we should start giving participation trophies to the losing candidates in elections.

I find doing what is “good for the American people” is directly related to a politician not getting his or her way. It seems most politicians divine what is best for the American voter when trying to push a narrative … Continue reading

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