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Regaining the Center

Commentary on the Politics of Division

Last Build Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:40:26 +0000


U Bum, (Mr President)zukunftsaugen

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:15:31 +0000

A Bully is always one step away from a surprise put down. President Trump ask for it and got his this past Friday. Here’s how. At a campaign style rally in Alabama, the President tossed some red meat to his faithful choosing to pick upon pro-football players who have chosen to “take a knee” when […](image)

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McCain’s Repeal and Replacezukunftsaugen

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:42:21 +0000

Senator John McCain informed Senate Republican leadership that he could not support the latest “repeal and replace” bill (Graham-Cassidy). This placed the proposed legislation one vote away from defeat and would then end a Republican only healthcare action. Was this McCain’s finest hour? Senator McCain rejected partisanship saying healthcare was too important a matter to […](image)

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Repeal And Replace IIzukunftsaugen

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:43:13 +0000

Republican Senators are marching, somewhat like lemmings, towards a cliff over which they are likely to plunge. The Graham-Cassidy proposal is craftily constructed healthcare (not) bill. As previous GOP attempts, this repeal and replace version eliminates the individual mandate, frees employers from the requirement to provide their workers healthcare insurance, and frees businesses and the […](image)

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Rocket Man Versus Gutter Manzukunftsaugen

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:32:35 +0000

President Trump addressed the UN yesterday and disappointed no one. In Trumpian style, President Trump displayed the crudest take on the “ugly American” displaying an unprecedented lack of historical knowledge for a US leader.  The President neither showed he knew how America became a wealthy country nor even a clue of the important symbiotic relationships […](image)

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$700 Billion For Defense?zukunftsaugen

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:56:16 +0000

The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a Defense authorization bill which carries a $700 billion price tag. Championed by Senator John McCain, the Defense bill has been positioned as absolutely necessary to keep America’s world leadership role secure. With North Korea, China, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan, and ISIS posing threats to American interests, McCain feels it is […](image)

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He Likes Uszukunftsaugen

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:14:02 +0000

Chuck Schumer was overhead telling Senate colleagues that President Trump likes Democrats.  Senator Schumer said, “he likes us, or at least he likes me”. Does this sound like junior high school? If there was a thread of evidence to believe President Trump likes anyone or if he momentarily does, that he will like you in […](image)

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Human Rightszukunftsaugen

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:16:22 +0000

There has been a flurry of news reports and opinion columns calling into question Burma’s (Myanmar) handling of its Rohingya minority. The ruling party leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been criticized because she, who was once a political prisoner, has not spoken out about her country’s treatment of the Rohingya. The cry of “human […](image)

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Trump And The Democratszukunftsaugen

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:37:10 +0000

Just before the country became preoccupied with Hurricane Irma, President Trump surprised most people with reaching out to Democrats in order to pass the triple whammy legislation which sent Federal dollars to Hurricane Harvey victims, extended Government spending authorization, and raised the Federal debt ceiling, the latter two for about 90 days. The President gained […](image)

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Should Gifts Be A Problem?zukunftsaugen

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 21:57:17 +0000

Senator Bob Menendez is on trial in Federal Court charged with graft and corruption, or words to that effect. Menendez accepted eye popping amount of gifts and favors from one of his out of Sate supporters but Melendez is resolute in claiming he has not brought disrepute to the office of US Senator. Vacations, watches, […](image)

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Trump’s DACAzukunftsaugen

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:18:17 +0000

A lot of people, (some estimates most Americans), have found President Trump’s decision to end DACA (Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals) using an executive order, unfathomable. Why would a President signal all Americans (as well as the world at large) that values and facts no longer count in determining American Government policies. Hmmm, like the […](image)

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