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Trump’s Tells

Good poker players always look for their opponent’s tell. That is the thing the other player does when they are bluffing. Most politicians also have a tell. That is what they do or say when they are lying or grossly exaggerating, (is there a difference between the two in politics?). Donald Trump has several tells. Today I want to concentrate on just two of them. Let’s explore. Continue reading Trump’s Tells

Deplorable Congressional Action

Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” line was one of her least well received of the 2016 election. I thought it was in large part accurate. I cannot think of a more appropriate word to use when describing the actions of 107 Congressional Republicans last week. I feel so strongly about this that at the risk of having a somewhat boring and cumbersome to read article I am naming each one of them herein. As Justice Louis Brandeis famously stated, “Sunshine is said to be the best of disinfectants.” Let’s explore.   Continue reading Deplorable Congressional Action

In “The Show”

Baseball players and serious fans often refer to the major leagues as “The Show”. The major leagues are where the biggest rewards (fame and fortune) are as well as where the spotlight shines the brightest. Boot a grounder in Class A ball and only a few hundred people will ever know. Boot that same grounder in the major leagues and it just might end up on Sports Center and be viewed by millions (not counting live TV, radio and nationally syndicated news columns). In politics often sins go relatively unnoticed until you reach the highest levels. Many House members toil in relative obscurity. Reach the Senate and certainly the presidency and the entire world seems to monitor your every action. I don’t think Donald Trump ever realized that. Let’s explore.       Continue reading In “The Show”

Tainted Nomination

Today I’m joining the ever-growing chorus of those asking for the Senate Democrats to do everything in their power to reject the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Let’s explore. Continue reading Tainted Nomination

An Early Look At The ’18 Senate Races

The dust has yet to completely settle on the 2016 election but it is already time for political junkies to start looking ahead to 2018. My biggest interest has always been the Senate and I’d like to give the 2018 Senate races a preview today. Continue reading An Early Look At The ’18 Senate Races