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As I was watching the Senate hearings on the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle, I wondered why the questions and answers put to the generals and the defense secretary sounded familiar. Ah-ha, I had just read the context of those questions in the Woodward/Costas book “Peril.” This time the princ… Read more

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I don’t pretend to be a military strategist nor did I serve or have ever been in Afghanistan or Iraq but I still have the ability to read and listen to those people who have knowledge of the subject. I was honorably discharged 54 years ago, so I certainly cannot rely on my own expertise.   Read more

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Although it’s a right-wing show, I like to listen to the Bill Pozzi Show 6:15-7 a.m. on Magic 95.5 because the host personally invited me to be a guest to espouse my views without interruption. I listened to few shows and learned that he is a man of his word. I have called in a few times; mi… Read more

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It’s been six months since the attack on our nation’s Capitol and we still don’t have a full complement of House members seated for a select committee to investigate the event. Only two Republicans voted to proceed with a committee. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has yet to nominate th… Read more

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Last week I told a group of friends not to expect too much in holding people accountable these days. I gave an example like our Attorney General Ken Paxton being indicted by a grand jury on July 8, 2015, but has not yet been tried. Republicans still praise the guy even after spending taxpaye… Read more

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I am still smiling because of the measures that were taken to assure that 161 million eligible American citizens could vote in the 2020 presidential election. We shouldn’t stop there because we are finally addressing voter apathy. We need to make it easier to vote, not harder. Use the all-of… Read more

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I honestly thought a January 6th Commission to investigate the attack of our Capitol would be a bipartisan venture because that’s what Congress does. Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy agreed to an equal number of Democrats to Republicans with an equal amount of subpoena power.  Leader McCarthy… Read more

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Hey my conservative friends scoot up to your computer and let’s have a talk like we used to, without referring to all the Washington talking points. Remember how we used to tease each other when you said “Democrats like to tax and spend,” and I would counter by saying "Republicans raise fees… Read more

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From my position behind this keyboard, I’m looking at the strategy the GOP is using to win the 2022 midterms. The MAGA base is controlling the agenda so the only policies they are supporting are social ones. i.e., illegal immigration, guns, abortion, voter suppression and cancel culture. Gra… Read more

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I set my TV to record Joe Biden’s Address to Congress or the State of the Union because I usually watch the Astros. Luckily, the Astros fell behind the Mariners and I opted to watch the speech on my phone with the volume off the TV. Read more

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I have finally given up on the prospect of any meaningful gun safety regulation or a ban of AR-15- like weapons at the federal level. I have felt that way since Sandy Hook in 2014 but CNN’s Michael Smerconish solidified my opinion. Mr. Smerconish said what I have been saying all along, “We h… Read more

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We are a GOP nightmare because we vote absentee in every election and we encourage our friends to do the same. And we don’t fall prey to the GOP gaslighting campaign. Voter fraud is not the real issue, voter suppression is. Read more

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President Joe Biden has been in office for two months and the far right is still pushing the “Big Lie.” The Big Lie relies on gullible people falling prey to the theory “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Believing that the 2020 pr… Read more

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I’ve been discussing immigration policies for well over 50 years. The same stumbling blocks remain because our legislators can not come together for a serious conversation about passing a comprehensive immigration reform package. Read more

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This Friday, President Joe Biden will sign the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan to bring relief to millions of Americans. Overall, the 592 pages of legislation are pretty popular with the American public. “Pew found 41% of Americans see the size of the package as about right, while 25% say… Read more

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I can’t remember what grade but I believe I was in junior high when our history teacher said America was a melting pot. I can’t explain why those words stuck with me but I know there are people trying to reverse that. Read more

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I still think the hypocrisy of the left or right is way overused in today’s politics. Of course, when your guy/gal is in office it’s commonplace to overlook the position you took during that  time frame. We can now insert a new president’s name to complete our derangement syndrome comment.  Read more

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The thing I enjoy about an in-person political discussion is the need to rely on evidence and a thought process. Talking points from a confirmation bias source won’t do the trick. At least that’s been the case in the many in-person political discussions I have been involved in. Read more

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I am a member of a couple of online political groups that lean left. I’m guessing 80% are established Democrats, 5% are Trumplicans, 10% are progressives and 5% are nonaffiliated. Since the election, those sites are relatively quiet. I’m assuming those on the right exited for Parler, the pro… Read more

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Regardless of the good national and battleground polls, I will be a jittery Democrat for the next five days.  It’s not that the president will pull out a Biden scandal, the economy will suddenly bounce back or that the coronavirus is on its way out. I’m afraid of the repeat of the 2000 Bush … Read more

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I enjoyed last night’s debate because it gave my candidate another chance to distinguish himself from Donald Trump. The debate moderator did an outstanding (I didn’t expect perfection) job of making it more like debates we have seen in previous years. Presidential debates have never been a b… Read more

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The first political book I have ever read was “The Agenda” by Bob Woodward. The book described how George Stephanopoulos, James Carville, and Paul Begala set up a war room to answer all the criticism in real-time. A tactic of getting ahead of the story by debunking the lies and spinning the … Read more

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Last night’s vice president’s debate was everything I expected except for the fly and Pence’s eye. Mike Pence was a toned-down Donald Trump who was evasive and rude to the moderator and Kamala Harris. On the other side, Kamala Harris also evaded some questions but more on that later. Kamala … Read more

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I can’t believe people are surprised at the conduct of last night’s debate. Did you not watch the 2016 GOP debates? Donald Trump did the exact same thing in his three debates against Hillary. I guess people were expecting a civil debate. Trump’s behavior was vintage Trump. As Joe Biden kept … Read more

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As I am approaching the ripe old age of 75, I am now convinced that I am wasting the precious few years I have left on this earth arguing unwinnable arguments. Read more

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A major part of the United States is burning and the toxic smoke is passing over states not engulfed in flames but climate change will not be a major voting issue. Burning, looting, and property destruction will be a major voting issue, although the chaos only happens at 7% of the areas wher… Read more

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Saturday night I made the mistake of reposting a Joe Lockhart tweet that turned out to be a FAKE Donald Trump tweet. The 2018 tweet quoted Trump calling Tammie Duckworth “Lt.  No legs” and I stated that it was a new low for Trump. The fact that I reposted a tweet from a former Democrat consu… Read more

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