Category Archives: Politics

Scandal – Huck and the Enemy Combatant

It seems that as reality television becomes more scripted, scripted television dramas become more real.   Last night’s episode of “Scandal” was a good example of how writers and producers of these types of programs are taking their story lines straight … Continue reading

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Congress, A Cliff and A Cat

It only took them about 520 days, but Congress has managed to throw together some last-minute agreement that kept us, at least temporarily, from going over that dreaded fiscal cliff.  The way it was handled was ugly, disheartening and even … Continue reading

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The Red Line In The Sand

Syria, like so many Middle Eastern countries, is in the midst of a civil war.   At the center of the unrest is Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, and his story of power is all too familiar – the son of the … Continue reading

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Donors and Diplomats

They’re called “bundlers”.  That’s the name given to people who, through their own donations and the donations of their very wealthy friends, amass huge contributions for political candidates and their campaigns.   Once in a while, if the bundle is large … Continue reading

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California’s Death Sentence

While residents of some States considered issues such as gay marriage and recreational marijuana use on election day, the people of California were faced with Proposition 34 – an initiative to repeal the State’s death penalty.  After all the votes … Continue reading

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Why General Petraeus Needs Olivia Pope

If there’s anybody who should be handling the General Petraeus/CIA/FBI/biographer/socialite scandal it’s Olivia Pope.  For those of you who watch the ABC series “Scandal” you’re familiar with what Olivia and her team do.  For those of you who have no … Continue reading

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The Silly Season and The Debate Team

Before I get to what this post is supposed to be about, I’d just like to say that Donald Trump is a jerk.  I know that this isn’t really news to most of you, but on Wednesday he pulled a … Continue reading

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