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The Endorsement Of Tim Ryan

This is one of the more unusual endorsements that tellthetruthonthem.com has made over the years. The endorsee is far from a pure progressive. In fact, he has morphed and continues to morph toward a progressive viewpoint as time goes on. It would be fair to currently describe him as a left-leaning moderate. Inside Democratic party politics I have not always agreed with every position and action he has taken. All that said Tim Ryan is far and away the best candidate for the open U. S. Senate seat from Ohio and tellthetruthonthem.com wholeheartedly endorses him! Continue reading The Endorsement Of Tim Ryan

THe Wisdom Of Two Fathers Extrapolated

My best friend in the neighborhood is my neighbor across the street. I’m a liberal Democrat; he is a conservative – certainly not crazy! – Republican. Long ago we discovered we agree on the overwhelming majority of issues; in fact, we think amazingly alike. Both of our fathers served in the Navy and I’d like to base today’s article on a saying each passed down to us. (Considering they were sailors I won’t be using direct quotes; some adjectives are best left out of this column.) One saying is: common sense isn’t all that common. The other is: I am the government. While seemingly divergent I assure you that I will weave them together and extrapolate a conclusion which you may or may not agree with,

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Celebrate But Remember

Today is Labor Day in America. For those who live in colder climates it is the last bash of the summer. For the last twenty years I have lived in warmer climates where seasons don’t mean as much. Having no need for one I haven’t owned what I considered to be a real winter coat during that time period. I’m not so naïve as to expect the parties and celebration to cease but I would like every American to take a few minutes to reflect on how we got here, particularly the sacrifices those before us made, what the future looks like and what you can do to shape it. Let’s explore. Continue reading Celebrate But Remember

Unlike Trump And The Republicans I Care About CO’s

I was “late to the party” in opposing capital punishment. For most progressives that is a basic tenet of the political philosophy. It was only about ten years ago that I changed my viewpoint on the topic. As we continue I will explain my final reservation and then share a recent revelation that vexed me. Continue reading Unlike Trump And The Republicans I Care About CO’s