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A Republican Resurrection (Plus)

Today is Easter Sunday for non-orthodox Christians. It is their celebration of Jesus Christ coming back from the dead. It is early Thursday afternoon as I write this article. The President is on his way to Mar-a-Lago (via Ohio) and I’m (somewhat dangerously) assuming major antics are done for the week; at least those emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The biggest story of the week (which got little attention from the for-profit media) is the Republican resurrection of their voter suppression efforts with a slightly new twist. Let’s explore.       Continue reading A Republican Resurrection (Plus)

The Enshrinement Of Barney Frank

I would be less than totally honest if I said I was not disappointed when Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick passed up Barney Frank as his appointee to temporarily fill the United States Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. This is not meant as a criticism of his choice, but rather a compliment to Frank. Alexander Graham Bell famously said, “When one door closes another door opens.” Such is the situation I find myself in with Representative Frank. For some time, (and with reader suggestion), I have thought of adding a Progressive Hall of Fame to the site. Today Barney Frank is the first to be enshrined.   Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Barney Frank