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The Coming Week - Will The Big Kids Show Up?

The Democrat National Convention begins Monday. It will not be difficult to present a more positive message compared to the just completed Republican convention. But is that enough? 455 more words

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Trump Is Destroying The Republican Party?

The news media is flooded with articles and commentaries about the demise of the GOP. The cause is laid at Donald Trump’s feet. The Grand Old Party will never be the same again, these media sages say. 340 more words

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The Law And Order Candidate

Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, told Americans last evening he was the “law and order” candidate. In a one hour and fifteen minute exhortation, Trump gestured with both arms for emphasis while he recited all the things he viewed as wrong today, and how under a Trump Administration America will be great again. 473 more words

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How About Some More Division?

When President Obama was elected, the Republican Party decided to just say no. For President Obama’s first two years, the Democrats enjoyed a Senate majority (thanks “W”) and some legislation was passed, notably the Affordable Care Act. 397 more words

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Make America Safe Again

The Republican Presidential Convention opens today with the theme “Make America Safe Again”. Media reports predict record TV audiences for the four day convention even while pundits are non-stop pointing out the division within the GOP. 145 more words

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Hillary’s Move

GOP presumptive Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, announced his pick for Vice President, Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Most view Trump’s pick as politically wise and much out of character for Trump to go “establishment”. 304 more words

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Why Are Republicans Called “Conservatives” And Not “Revisionists”?

Headlines in the Philadelphia Inquirer read “GOP moves closer to conservative core”. Hmmm. I wonder what that means and what it implies?

“Conservative” in normal use describes someone who does not venture quickly from the status quo. 353 more words

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