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How the Right Lost It’s Mind

Last year, MSNBC added several well-known conservative and Republican analysts to their coverage of the 2016 election.  Michael Steele, former RNC chair, Nicole Wallace, former communications director for the George […]

If I Had a Time Machine

If you had a time machine, what point in history would be your first stop?  It is not a question meant to try to change history in stopping an assassination […]

Thanksgiving Eve Thoughts

My brother need not be idealized, or enlarged in death beyond what he was in life; to be remembered simply as a good and decent man, who saw wrong and […]

Drug Dealer, MD

This past Tuesday, New Jersey got a new governor.  I’ve never been a fan of Chris Christie and that was before he called President Obama a “petulant child” during a […]

The Truth Matters – Bruce Bartlett

A Citizens Guide to Separating Facts From Lies and Stopping Fake News in its Tracks   At just 88 pages, I am unsure that Bruce Bartlett’s latest book, The Truth Matters really […]

Avoiding Tyranny – It Takes Work

Sophomore year of college I took a history course on Ancient Rome.   I liked the professor and so every Tuesday night from 6:00 – 8:50 p.m. I sat in […]

Tammy Wynette, Tea Bags and Baking

This post, or parts of it, has been twenty-five years in the making.   Unfortunately, it does not have the ending I wanted or the one America needed. But there […]

Lion of the Senate

  “When Ted Kennedy Rallied the Democrats in a GOP Congress” An interesting read describing how “stuff” gets done in the United States Senate.  Ted Kennedy was a master legislator […]

The Case Against Congressional Term Limits

Well, this will be controversial. For progressives and Democrats, November 8, 1994, was a shock.  We were two years into the Clinton Administration and overnight, Democrats lost their majority in […]

The Reconstruction Presidents

I picked up Brooks D. Simpson’s book at Grant Cottage in the Adirondacks.  Brooks D. Simpson is an expert on Civil War history and authors a blog, Crossroads that discusses history, […]

American Lion – Jon Meacham

Jon Meacham’s biography of America’s seventh president picks up in full after his loss to John Quincy Adams in 1824 and plots his comeback to take the presidency in 1828. […]