Category Archives: Political

Believe it or not

   The buck stops here. — Harry S. Truman Can you believe it? President Eisenhower was embarrassed by a scandal over a fur coat and one lie he told. After Richard Nixon, accused of crime, cover-up, and lying about it, … Continue reading

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The Congress shall assemble

The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, … –The Constitution I am supportive of going in person and doing that legislative process. — Rep Tom Reed Reed said that while he is supportive of returning to work … Continue reading

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Will stimulus work?

In an article in Politico, Joshua Zeitz discusses the question of making the stimulus work. He writes: Sweeping in its ambition, the (CARES ACT) package endeavors to infuse hundreds of thousands of small businesses, tens of millions of individuals and … Continue reading

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Government of, by, and for the Government.

Erik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile … Continue reading

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Trump at Dana

Trump’s visit to the former tank plant north of Detroit came a day after he signed into law the so-called United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a replacement for the much-maligned North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed by then-President Bill Clinton … Continue reading

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NPR interview with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

All Things Considered co-host Mary Louise Kelly interviews Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about U.S. policy in Iran and about the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. https://www.npr.org/2020/01/24/798579754/transcript-nprs-full-interview-with-secretary-of-state-mike-pompeo    

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What was the Republican brand?

“Morning Joe” claims DJT and his minions are “tarnishing the Republican brand.” What was the Republican brand? Good government Fiscal conservative Law and order Free trade Family values Bipartisan foreign policy Anti-Communism Defend The Constitution Protect the environment Free enterprise … Continue reading

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Firearm Legislation

Carl Hulse, writing in last Sunday’s New York Times, discusses firearm legislation. His account starts in 1994 when the subject arose. About the 1994 assault weapons ban, Hulse writes: With Congress prepared to again clash over gun safety, in the … Continue reading

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Firearm bills

H.R. 1186 – Keep Americans Safe Act CRS summary: This bill establishes a new criminal offense for the import, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD). The bill does not prohibit certain conduct with … Continue reading

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Tom Reed at the border

Oh, the grand old Duke of York; He had ten thousand men; He marched them up to the top of the hill, And he marched them down again. Veni vidi vici. — Julius Caesar On August 18, an op-ed by Tom … Continue reading

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