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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

Politics Can Be Fun(ny)

I take politics very seriously because I take policy and its repercussions very seriously. I have to admit components of it can be funny and occasionally the “game” can be fun. Much of the humor comes from weird candidates. Today I’d like to look at the recent past and what may be on our plates for this fall. Continue reading Politics Can Be Fun(ny)

An Early And Incomplete Look At The 2018 Congressional Elections

It’s the afternoon of New Year’s Eve 2017. The guests have all departed. My wife and I long ago passed the point in life where we are going to stay up late to watch a ball drop and I’m back to my version of live blogging. Today I’d like to take a premature look at the upcoming November Congressional elections. Buckle up and let’s explore. Continue reading An Early And Incomplete Look At The 2018 Congressional Elections

Winners Anyone? (Maybe Almost Everyone)

As I commence writing this article the networks are characterizing the Alabama special Senate election as “Too Close To Call”. I prefer the term inconclusive. That only applies to who got elected, Democrat Doug Jones or Republican Roy Moore. As to winners, regardless of the ultimate outcome, (which I may or may not know by posting), there are many and most of them will be temporary. Let’s explore. Continue reading Winners Anyone? (Maybe Almost Everyone)

A Tall Order Shortened?

Election Day 2018 is a year and a few days away. By this time next year we will be well into early voting in the states that allow it and the picture will be much clearer. Many believe control of the Senate will be up for grabs with 25 seats currently held by Democrats or the independents that caucus with them along with only 8 held by Republicans. Early this year I said that despite what I expected to be a bad political climate for Republicans I expected them to keep their two seat margin in the upper chamber if not expand on it a bit. I’m not ready for any final prediction. As an opinion writer my clock runs slower than a sitting member of the Senate up in 2018. Dianne Feinstein is one of the savviest of the 33 and she did something a few weeks back that made me want to take another look. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Tall Order Shortened?