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Is The Media Biased?

Over the last ten or so years there has been a constant drumbeat about a liberal bias in the media. Liberals, of course, will deny such a thing exists and instead point to Fox News as a purveyor of “Fake News” and other conservative biases.  I will be the first to admit that Fox News… Continue reading Is The Media Biased?

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The Tax Bill and Talking Points

The Senate Finance Committee wrapped up its marathon markup last night and passed their version of the bill on a party-line vote of 14 Republicans voting Aye and 12 Democrats voting Nay.  The Democrats offered an array of amendments and all were defeated by the same vote of 14-12.  So, what does this say about… Continue reading The Tax Bill and Talking Points

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Political Party Upheaval In The United States

For almost a century the United States political system has been basically dominated by the two major parties.  People have aligned themselves as either Democrats or Republicans.  Within each party, there were different degrees of liberalism and conservatism but in the end, they would rally around the party nominee and support the choice.  Primaries were… Continue reading Political Party Upheaval In The United States

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Trump Got Thumped Last Night

In elections last night the Democrats won governors races in New Jersey and Virginia.  They will not trumpet this as presaging major victories in the mid-term elections next year.  There were some lessons to be learned last night but it is not the harbinger that Democrats might think. First, both New Jersey and Virginia are… Continue reading Trump Got Thumped Last Night

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Fixing The Rancor In Political Debate

For the past twenty years, the political climate in the United States has become more and more rancorous and the partisan divide has become sharper.  We are polarized on the left and right.  The word compromise has become a dirty word in politics and both sides share in the blame for what is happening. The… Continue reading Fixing The Rancor In Political Debate

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Tax Reform Is Inching Slowly Closer

Tax reform is the last chance for Republicans to come up with a victory in the current session of Congress and even that is proving difficult.  Yesterday the Ways and Means Committee had to delay publishing the bill because of problems.  There are several issues that seem to have been resolved but some others remain… Continue reading Tax Reform Is Inching Slowly Closer