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It’s Over For Trump

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 01:02:36 +0000

It’s over. The final debate has come and gone. I was able to avoid watching it while on retreat at a Monastery in Georgia. I did have my phone, and surveyed the news the next morning. I thought I would wait until I was back in Saddlebrooke with my wifi and laptop before I put … Continue reading It’s Over For Trump

Is Arizona Clinton Country?

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 04:00:26 +0000

It looks like Arizona is becoming a toss-up state!  Arizona is currently 51.1% Clinton on FiveThirtyEight, and also a toss up in the LA Times, based on the Times USC poll which tends to slant a little red. It is tough to know how McCain’s retracting his endorsement of Trump will play in Arizona.  Kirkpatrick … Continue reading Is Arizona Clinton Country?

Will there be new political parties for the 2020 election?

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:36:38 +0000

There were lots of news events over the last weekend including the Access Hollywood tape revealing the private Trumpster.  Then there was the 2nd debate demonstrating the scorched earth policy Trump has adopted for the final weeks of the campaign.  Then more Wikileaks email dumps from the Clinton campaign courtesy of Vladimir Putin and friends.   … Continue reading Will there be new political parties for the 2020 election?

I’m seeking your input!

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:17:57 +0000

The Saddlebrooke Democratic Club web pages have undergone some changes over the last month.  The “In The News” page, in particular, is a new addition. I would like to get some input from folks who visit the web site.  Please suggest improvements, tell me what you like or dislike about content or appearance, or any other … Continue reading I’m seeking your input!

“the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate”

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 15:10:06 +0000

I don’t read the Atlantic on a regular basis. Occasionally I’ve purchased a copy at the airport because of a particularly interesting article advertised on the cover.  I was unaware of the magaizine’s founding as a voice for abolition prior to the Civil War.  The Atlantic has endorsed three candidates over their long history, and yesterday … Continue reading “the most ostentatiously unqualified major-party candidate”

I have a confession to make

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 18:19:58 +0000

I have to level with you. I’m addicted to great opinion writers.  I look forward with relish to reading their latest take on current events, particularly politics.  Some are always great, like Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald. Some are just too snarky for me, like Maureen Dowd. I routinely read Kathleen Parker, E. J. Dionne, William … Continue reading I have a confession to make

O’Halleran and Babeu have a televised debate

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:14:19 +0000

Tom O’Halleran and Paul Babeu differed on tax policy in a televised debate organized and broadcast by the Phoenix PBS station.  O’Halleran, a former Republican state senator,  defended his record of supporting child welfare and education during his years in the Arizona legislature.  O’Halleran is now running as a Democrat for Ann Kirkpatrick’s seat in Congress.  Paul … Continue reading O’Halleran and Babeu have a televised debate

The Arizona Republic endorses Hillary Clinton

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:02:56 +0000

I watched the debate with initial trepidation, but it became clear in a very few minutes that DJT was going to have a bad night, and it only got worse with time.  His final comments on “lack of stamina” were laughable, given the fact that he was out of gas by the half way mark … Continue reading The Arizona Republic endorses Hillary Clinton

LA Times and New York Times have endorsed HRC for president!

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 18:49:08 +0000

In LA over the weekend, and took a peek at the LA Times. The LA TImes has endorsed Hillary for president.  The NYT made their endorsement as well.  We’re on the move!

The Impact of the ACA in Arizona

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:42:30 +0000

I hope that as we gather over the next month to exchange views on the important issues facing our country, that we engage folks armed with some hard facts about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the people of Arizona.  There are actual facts out there, as unpopular as facts seem to be … Continue reading The Impact of the ACA in Arizona