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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE WAR. WHY DID OBAMA GO TO CONGRESS

August 17th, 2013 · No Comments · Politics

Why did President Barack Obama Go To Congress To Get Authorization for a War in Syria. A US President finally remembered the War Powers Act? In case people forgot, The War Powers Resolution of 1973 (50 U.S.C. 1541-1548)[1] is a federal law intended to check the president’s power to commit the United States to an […]

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THE FACE OF GOVERNMENT GRIDLOCK IS…..

July 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Politics, Social Commentary

John Boehner (at least as long as a Democrat is in the White House that is). Let me start by saying that I am a politcal independent. I have actually worked on campaigns for both the democrats and the republicans and am issue oriented in my voting. That said, this time around I voted for […]

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CLINT EASTWOOD AND THE EMPTY CHAIR. REPUBLICANS ARE TRULY LOST.

August 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Politics

I recently wrote that this bunch of Republicans doesn’t have a chance…. and after seeing this convention, with it’s tired cliches and stiff deliveries, I feel even more certain. Not just that Romney is a weak candidate, but because the base of the party has lost its way. Fractured by the Tea Party and the […]

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REPUBLICANS DON’T STAND A CHANCE

August 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Politics

Mitt Romney is a sacrificial lamb. I guess it’s better than not getting to run for President at all. By 2016 there will be a new blood and perhaps that’s the way it should be. Condoleezza Rice as a Veep? Probably a good choice but I just can’t see the Republicans being that progressive. Since […]

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WHAT IS THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU?

July 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Business, Politics

We’ve been hearing about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a lot lately but I’m wondering if it’s really doing anything. Recently I blogged about the 2 Billion dollar loss that JP Morgan Chase incurred (which now is reported at 4.4 Billion) as a result of continued financial wrong doing on the part of the institution. […]

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