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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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In 63 days, America will choose the direction it wants to go. We may not know who won the presidential election on Nov. 3 because one or two states will still be counting, but we’ll have a good idea by looking at the results of the down-ballot candidates. All the votes won’t have to be in. H… Read more

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Politics is the only show available now that big-time sports are being played in a bubble without fans in the stands. It’s weird watching the air high fives after a player hits a walk-off home run. Read more

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I’ll start with a tweet from Stephen Colbert “Thank god it’s Kamala! I was worried Biden was going to pick someone else who would have made me absolutely still vote for him no matter what.” Read more

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Every morning before I move on to the latest breaking news, I look at my Facebook memories 3- 5 years ago just to see if we are making any progress. We are not even trying. Read more

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As I saw the images of Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee in the the neck of a handcuffed George Floyd pleading for his life and saying “I can’t breathe” brought back memories of Eric Garner some six years ago. Read more

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Peaceful protests during the daylight hours are American as apple pie but once the sun goes down, they often take on a life of their own. Read more

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I’m old enough to say that “if you wait long enough…it’ll come right back to you.” There are variations, for example, a football lineman used to say about Barry Sanders’s illusiveness “instead of chasing him and falling flat on my face, I’ll wait right here for him.” Read more

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I always think I am over the daily ad hominem attacks, but as the scene from the “Godfather” when Michael Corleone said, “Just when I thought I was out ... they pull me back in.” The only difference, I voluntarily subject myself to tribal disputes. It’s not a weak moment that I can blame on COVID-19. Read more

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I know, I know, coming from someone like me; it sounds hypocritical. I’m still a political junkie and I plead guilty for adding to the divisiveness but I wish we could apply something I learned at my former workplace. Read more

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I don’t mind a good argument but I hate conspiracy theories. And then the conspiracy theorist will follow up with an invitation to look at their YouTube evidence. Read more

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After watching CNN’s Fareed Zakaria’s GPS this past Sunday I am evolving on a gradual reopening. I saw what other countries were handling the coronavirus reopening reeling an science and data not the stock market Read more

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Life would be simpler if we could all get on the same page but we all know that’s not going to happen. I will listen to a different opinion but in a crisis like this, we need to come to some sort of consensus. Read more

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Yesterday, I watched Governor Cuomo’s press conference and came away impressed. Yes, it’s New York but right now that city and state are at the epic center of this virus pandemic in the United States. Read more

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