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Regaining the Center

Commentary on the Politics of Division

Last Build Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:57:49 +0000


Don’t Blame Trumpzukunftsaugen

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:52:43 +0000

The first six months of the Republican Administration has not lacked for fireworks. Most pundits, however, would describe this rare period of Republican control as a “nothing” burger. If so, who’s to blame? President Trump has blamed Democrats and the “fake news” media. The Republican controlled House has blamed the Republican controlled Senate while the […](image)

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Is The Federal Debt A Problem?zukunftsaugen

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:19:15 +0000

At almost $20 trillion, the Federal Debt is a big number. Politicians’ rhetoric range from “the sky is falling” to “how can we leave this to the next generation”. Others counsel that the US can borrow at historically low interest rates, so from strictly a business perspective, the US should be borrowing more and investing […](image)

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Repeal, Not Replace, Hmmmzukunftsaugen

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:44:33 +0000

The Senate Republican effort to pass “repeal and replace” legislation which would be the successor to Obamacare, ended yesterday with whimper. Pundits have said there were as many as 15 Republican Senators who would have voted against the bill but until yesterday there were only two announced. Following a meeting with President Trump, two more […](image)

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The Game Of Oppositeszukunftsaugen

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:44:11 +0000

Tonight begins the 7th season for the HBO series “Game of Thrones”. The show has been a smash hit and wildly a commercial success. I wonder whether most Americans could agree on the value of this entertainment, especially since Americans seem unable to agree on much else? Americans seem to wear, as a badge of […](image)

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Close To Greatnesszukunftsaugen

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:51:44 +0000

Republicans are running the ship. The GOP controls the Presidency and both Houses of Congress. What more could any party want if they wished to leave their imprint upon America. Each day, however, Americans are observing a President and a Congress aim at greatness but suddenly swerve away, missing the mark by a mile. The […](image)

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The Russian Connectionzukunftsaugen

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:58:08 +0000

The news media has had a field day this week with the leak and publication of a Donald Trump, Junior meeting with a Russian lawyer immediately following his father’s Republican Presidential nomination. Ah ha, have they finally found the smoking gun? What smoking gun? And what exactly was so wrong with Trump Junior meeting with […](image)

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Healthcare Debate Show Down?zukunftsaugen

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:25:07 +0000

Republicans have fought mightily to pass legislation which “repeals and replaces” the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Divisions within their own party have prevent Senate ratification of a repeal and replace, and now back from the 4th of July holiday, Republican Senators are back to the grindstone. Will they be successful? Unlikely, unless one counts failure […](image)

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Sat, 08 Jul 2017 02:14:54 +0000

The recent news involving President Trump and the Pope raise questions not often discussed in the popular media. What are the relevant ethics around preserving life? For the Pope this is no surprise, for President Trump it might be a bit out of character. This controversy involves a British couple whose infant son was born […](image)

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The Smell Of Coffeezukunftsaugen

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:09:31 +0000

Six months does not make a year, and a year does not make a four year term. President Trump (and his advisors), however, are waking up to the reality of governing. Much of President Trump campaign’s boastful rhetoric have already been exposed as misguided myths. Too little time has passed to fairly pass judgement upon […](image)

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A Big Fat Nothing Sandwichzukunftsaugen

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 14:29:07 +0000

On this “Independence Day” holiday, Americans are taking stock of their blessings. Through the years, other Americans have sacrificed much, often their lives, in order to defend the liberties we too often take for granted. This year, Americans do not have to rely upon memories of past valor to appreciate the deeds of past generations. […](image)

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