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The Campaign Of Rapidly Waning Relevance

Putting the debt ceiling aside (for a day anyway) the biggest political story of last week – or at least what I’m deeming as such – was the equivalent of a political train wreck; we just can’t seem to ignore it.

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The Big Lie Is, Well A Lie. But Does It Matter?

I’d like to stop writing about Donald Trump. I really would! But he simply won’t go away and in fact is an increasing threat to America. On Wednesday morning he showed one of his weaknesses. Will the authorities exploit it?

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The Dependent Moderator

As of this writing the final presidential debate of the 2020 cycle is scheduled to take place tonight. Whether it will happen or not is still basically a coin toss. In any event I have spotted a serious flaw in the way we conduct political debates that I’d like to explore with you today. Continue reading The Dependent Moderator

The State Of The Union Is Frightening

Today is one of those days that only political nerds like me circle on their calendars – the State of the Union address. In fact we have our own acronym for it: SOTU. Traditionally, early in the speech, the president will utter the phrase “The State of the Union is strong” (or some very slight derivation thereof) and the chamber will erupt in applause. Suppose that statement was untrue? Let’s explore. Continue reading The State Of The Union Is Frightening