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Debate And Debacles

It is Sunday morning as I commence the journey of writing this article. My goal is to cover basically the preceding 100 hours of American political history. I fear I will be incomplete but please come along with me. Continue reading Debate And Debacles

The Endorsement Of Claire McCaskill

Today’s article is another endorsement of what is generally considered to be a moderate Democratic Senate candidate running in a purple state. The reality is that any progressive and/or patriotic Missourian should vote to reelect Senator Claire McCaskill this November. Doubt me? Let’s explore. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Claire McCaskill

House Garbage

Congress comes into a lot of criticism for being unproductive. Speaker Paul Ryan likes to defend the productivity of the House by citing the number of bills it passes that die in the Senate. While I am far from a defender of Mitch McConnell’s Senate, if I put my old management hat on I would say we are dealing with a quality control problem in addition to a productivity problem. Let’s explore.   Continue reading House Garbage

Gun Sales: And Nothing Else Matters

Last week Sunday, almost 10% of a small Texas town’s population was shot to death in a church. I can all but guarantee you that gun regulations in this country will get more lax if anything. You say: counterintuitive?   You are correct in your thinking, but I’ll tell you why it will and what has happened in the wake of mass shootings. Let’s explore. Continue reading Gun Sales: And Nothing Else Matters

Things That Go Bump In DC

In a week that contained a lot of big political news the biggest story of last week was the reaction to the Las Vegas shootings. Most of us (including Speaker Paul Ryan) learned of a new gun gizmo called the bump stock. Effectively this inexpensive and easily obtainable attachment allows many semi-automatic rifles to fire like an automatic (think: machine gun). Let’s explore. Continue reading Things That Go Bump In DC