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Electoral Changes

This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.

If January 6th did nothing else it illustrated that we need electoral reform in America. The time between the election (no later than November 8th) and Inauguration Day (Noon on January 20th of the next year) is simply too long under the current conditions. I am among the skeptical that nothing of substance in the current voting rights legislation will be passed.

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Sunday – Part I

The forces of evil had perhaps their best week in Washington since January 6th. Most often I choose the biggest political story of the week just ended as the subject of my Sunday article. This week I have a three-way tie and therefore it will be Sunday on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday this week. I will cover them in the order they occurred. Today’s subject will be a vote in the Senate.

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Silly, Silly, Sly

Today I want to discuss the debt ceiling. I promise it won’t be as nerdy as it sounds. However, there is part of it that will make you feel like you took a trip to the butcher shop and are watching the sausage being made. Today’s title is a basic outline of the article. (The first silly may actually be a kind choice of words.)

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Frustation

We live in an instant gratification society. Legislation has been compared to sausage making. Most of us love a grilled brat at a tailgating event but almost none of us either want to think about what goes into it and fewer yet want to visualize the process. If you think that opening was strange it gets stranger.

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Suppression And Intimidation Supplemented By Nullification

Mainly at the state level the Republican Party has been engaged in voter suppression for decades. Of late they have moved into voter intimidation. Ironically they learned both from, among other sources, the Democrats of the Jim Crow era. Now they are unveiling their final tactic – voter nullification. The scariest part is that the general public seems to be completely unaware of that.

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