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September 1, 2017
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Pardon WHO?

Like an 11-year-old boy who just discovered that his sister’s bath gel can turn a shower into a rapturous interlude, T**** has found something he can do that gives him instant gratification. And he can do it all by himself – without interference from pesky judges or congressmen. It’s The […]
August 11, 2017
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The Truth About The Resistance

Numerous right-wing commentators and LTE writers grossly misrepresent the truth when it comes to “the Resistance.” Their mendacities demand response, so here it is. The Resistance is not about T**** — although his crassness, narcissism, greed and bellicosity would be more than sufficient to warrant resistance. It’s his attacks on […]
August 4, 2017
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Politics 101: No Chit

In Politics, the currency of the realm is Chits – and the player who has a bagful of them has what is known as Power. Chits are not given. They are earned. They are earned when players lend or withhold support, do favors or perform services – within the scope […]
January 16, 2017
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How to Remove a President

Powerful people do not get there by being nice guys. Especially not in Washington. They achieve their positions kill by kill, and most of the time, they either eat or bury their prey. They usually value power above party or country, and they are masters of the political and legislative […]
June 30, 2016

New Koch? Don’t believe it.

Imagine you are a battered woman whose abusive husband shows up one evening with a dozen roses and a box of Godiva chocolates. Smiling and cooing, he announces he’s made reservations at your favorite nouveau cuisine café. After years of torment, you’d be justifiably suspicious. So it is that any […]
September 13, 2015

Why Florida needs a constitutional amendment to restore felons’ voting rights

Roughly ten percent of all Floridians of voting age are not allowed to vote because they were convicted of felonies. Even after they have served their time, made any restitution required and satisfied all other conditions of their sentences, these 1.6 million Floridians still cannot vote. Florida’s policy on restoration […]
July 18, 2015

Flori-duh Politics: It’s about to get crazy in here

Over the next few months, political junkies and others those who follow such news will be seeing a lot of articles and editorials about the ongoing redistricting fight in Florida. This is a very brief summary of the situation so far. November, 2010: Florida voters approved two constitutional amendments designed […]