Category Archives: Political

Would a larger House be fairer?

Steve Vladeck proposes a good government reform–more members in the House. At first glance this idea seemed inconsequential to me; a legislative body with 435 members is large enough already that members may never learn each others names,  but after … Continue reading

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Reed’s nasty campaign mailing

Going negative One might think Tom Reed would run on his record; evidently he can’t or thinks it better to attack his opponent with false and misleading claims and unflattering images. Is “Tracy Mitrano a risky gamble for our families?” … Continue reading

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More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy

More Tax Benefits for the Wealthy Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) writes: The House considered H.R. 6760, the Protecting Family and Small Business Tax Cuts Act of 2018. The Joint Committee on Taxation has determined that this fiscally irresponsible legislation will … Continue reading

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The importance of keeping a diary

Excerpts from The Importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The first: Cecily.  I keep a diary in order to enter the wonderful secrets of my life.  If I didn’t write them down, I should probably forget all about them. … Continue reading

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Why do we pay?

Speak softly and carry a big stick.–TR In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, President Trump points out that he alone is fighting to reform defense pact spending that costs American taxpayers. “We’re protecting immensely wealthy countries and they’re not … Continue reading

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Dear Constituent

Dear Constituent, My first choice for President in 2016 was Jeb Bush. I considered Bush the strongest candidate. When his campaign faltered, I turned to Donald Trump as the most likely to prevent an extreme liberal Democrat from becoming President. … Continue reading

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What a Democratic House would do

Kennedy quote … they will overturn everything that we’ve done and they will do it quickly and violently.–DJT If President Trump is really worried, he might better relax–there is no way a Democratic majority in the House could  overturn much current legislation. … Continue reading

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