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And There Was More

The last few days have been jam packed with political news. I just spent the last two days writing about a tie for the biggest story of last week and I still had to throw in another item. That was insufficient so I will do one of my catch up style articles today. Continue reading And There Was More

A Tie – Part II

The other major political story (and outrage) of the week just passed is the apparent death of federal voter protection legislation. I say apparent because it’s never over until it’s over but to put it in medical terms the prognosis is not good. At this point I am encouraging the Democrats to take what I will call the Political Option.

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Minor Event Or First Attempt?

There is nothing unique happening in American politics. History is complete with examples of sizeable minorities motivated by what they perceive as a charismatic leader seizing power. That is almost a definition of fascism and it very much applies to today’s Trump-led Republican party. Being aware and concerned with that I am ever vigilant for signs. I think we see one in Iowa.

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The Lesser Wars

This is my first “live” article coming back from my year end hiatus. I may have taken a few days off from my writing but I certainly didn’t take time off from political conversation. Our military is often criticized for fighting the last war. In that vein, I want to criticize the priorities I hear in progressive political discourse.

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Joni & Ben Warned Us

This is the last of my hiatus articles; I’ll be back to my version of live blogging tomorrow. It is also the first work day of 2022 for many so I thought it was a great opportunity to put our situation in perspective and challenge my American readers.

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