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Squeeze Play

There is a serious conteingent of American political observers who feel that the executive branch is the most powerful of the three theoretically equal branches of government.  I have long contended that it is the judicial branch.  The reality is that five Supreme Court justices can do just about anything they want to without a check on their actions.  That was proven again Monday.

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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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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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Born In Buffalo (And a Few Other Things)

This is the last of my “live” postings of 2021 and I though it was a fine opportunity to do a clean up type article. I guess everyone has some sort of special feelings for their birthplace and today I’m going to say something nice about mine in the leadoff segment. Continue reading Born In Buffalo (And a Few Other Things)

Please Don’t Make Me

Today’s article presents a challenge. On a national holiday I normally publish an article dedicated to it. On a Sunday I normally publish an article predicated on the biggest political story of the week just ended. Today is Independence Day or The Fourth of July as we commonly call it. If I had to sum up the biggest political story of the week just ended in a single word it would be: Thursday. Even then I’d be incomplete, too much popped that day. However, I think I can blend the two while covering some of Thursday.

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