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“A Sinkhole In Virginia!”

GOP leadership takes a huge hit!

Political history was made in Virginia on Tuesday night during Virginia’s Primary. But it wasn’t the historical event Republicans could get excited about.

When incumbent Eric Cantor lost his seat in the House of Representatives last night, there was no celebration, there were no streamers, and no fireworks. There was no exultation and no cheerful acceptance speech.

Only remorse and somberness!

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“The Fairer Sex in the Senate”

Women in the Senate are becoming more powerful.

The August body, though still in the grips of mostly older white men, is now the provence of 19 women, from 16 states, and the number grows every election.

That trend is likely to continue as newly elected Senators like Elizabeth Warren make a significant difference in the political discourse — especially within the Senate — countering the divisiveness, intransigence and the fatalistic policies of McConnell, Grassley, McCain, Alexander, Hatch, Cornyn, Graham, Sessions and so many others.

Are strong women the answer to our political nightmare?

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“The World According To Huelskamp!”

Maddow takes on Representative Huelskamp after SOTU.

After the President gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday night MSNBC commentator Rachel Maddow interviewed Representative Tim Huelskamp who had sent out some rather accusative tweets about the speech and Obama’s Presidency.

Though the tweets were strange, some almost incomprehensible, Maddow’s questions seemed to confuse the Representative from Kansas and things slid downhill from the very first question.

What’s wrong with Kansas?

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“A Delusional Freshman Senator”

This is the 99th article published on The Huffington Post. Coming Soon, “One-Hundred and Counting”

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A Southern Senator redefines insanity!

There has been an insidious craziness in the House of Representatives for an insufferable while and, until a few years ago, it was comical.

During that time the Senate, though outwardly intransigent and equally ineffective, had remained relatively sane — at least compared to the House.

But, that has changed dramatically. The lunacy, once confined to the House, has now crept into the August body!

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“Scandalous”

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Everyone loves a good political scandal!

There are three scandals in Washington — at the same time — any one of which Republicans believe could bring down the Obama Administration!

Political scandals can fill the news cycle for hours on end. Juicy new details can keep it in the media for days. Fictional facts can drag it out for weeks.

A minor problem, a lapse in judgement, a mistake that can be easily fixed is not exciting. A party filibustering everything introduced by the President isn’t, unfortunately, interesting.

But a Scandal?

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“A Message From Newtown”

This is not over!

Last week, the Senate failed to pass the Manchin-Toomey Universal Background Check Amendment even though 90% of Americans favored its passage.

Forty-six Senators prevented the passage of a gun control legislation, albeit weak, aimed at reducing the carnage this country is experiencing each and every day! More than thirty people die in America everyday, more than 30,000 each year — the victims of gun related deaths.

The families traumatized by the horrendous massacre of 20 six year olds, and six teachers and administrators responsible for protecting these precious human beings, lobbied Senators pleading that they vote for this one piece of legislation that could spare other parents the anguish they’re experiencing.

Were these grieving parents asking too much?

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“The Silent Minority”

It’s what the Republicans don’t say that’s disturbing.

As we move toward a ‘fiscal cliff,’ Republicans continue their rhetoric; rhetoric that makes no sense given the existing situation, recent election, and prevailing consensus.

Republicans are loquacious when using talking points — most of them lies or misinformation — but are evasive when asked specifics or their ‘real’ positions. They’re equally tight-lipped about the damage they caused while in a position of leadership.

Haven’t Democrats caused all the problems?

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“How To Make Government Smaller!”

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Let’s get Big Brother off our backs and out of our bedrooms!

The Republican mantra of smaller government may play well in Peoria but not in places where concerned and observant people gather.

Since I can remember, Republicans have been screaming about shrinking government — making it small enough to drown in the bathtub. It’s a good talking point and seems to get their followers frothing at the mouth. But saying you want to do something does not make it so. And Republicans reducing government? Sheer fantasy!

Reality is something quite the opposite.

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“Congressman Issa Goes Postal!”

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The California Congressman tries to stop your mail!

We’re again being deceived by evil right-wing zealots — this time they’re lying about your postal service.

The insufferable Congressman from California’s 49th District is at it again trying to destroy one of our most efficient government agencies, a Constitutionally established entity (Article. I., Section, 8.) — The United States Postal Service.

The Founding Fathers understood the necessity of the fluid national distribution of mail, and it’s importance to democracy, over 235 years ago. Republican’s, polished at the art of deceiving the American People, are telling everyone that will listen that the Post Office is going bankrupt.

The Post Office bankrupt? How does that happen?

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“War and Taxes”

This article was posted on The Huffington Post at noon on 7/28. Click on the link to read the article at HuffPost.

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The battle in Congress over taxes is — historically — unprecedented and UnAmerican.

We are in a time of War!

Our government sent our young men and women to foreign soil to die, or return home torn and injured—ravaged by the effects of the destruction and damage people can inflict on each other.

With most wars there is sacrifice and that sacrifice is shared by all countrymen and women. But these wars have narrowed the painful sacrifices to a very few families and groups.

Whether you were for the war or, like me, against it, the reality is—our troops are engaged in a life and death struggle; one that few Americans are invested in.

The burdens of war are costly in both lives and treasure. The current costs to taxpayers for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have exceeded $1.2 trillion and Professor’s Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes believe it will cost $3 trillion. Their estimates include the “Hidden Costs of the War.”

Have the wars been worth the tremendous sacrifices of some Americans?

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