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Some post-election comments show a mixed bag of hope and no change

November 5, 2014 by

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We can’t say we had much hope that it would be different. While some were civil in their remarks, others carried on with the usual disrespect and overstatement. Iowa Senator-elect Joni Ernst (R) said

What should Congress and the President do first after the election?

November 4, 2014 by

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1) Establish a plan for cooperation. 2) Establish a plan for cooperation. 3) Establish a plan for cooperation. 4) Triage the issues that need attention immediately. Hmm, we seem to think that

How often do some politicians and pundits make election forecasts they know are likely wrong?

November 4, 2014 by

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It’s one of the many practices that should stop. Another election, another set of predictions from many partisans that their candidate or party, trailing in the polls, will win. They

Candidates diminish themselves with disrespectful campaigns

November 3, 2014 by

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With only about 12 hours until the polls open, it’s time to reinforce how disappointing it continues to be as many candidates run campaigns we can’t imagine most of their children are proud of. Saying that’s what you have to do to win

‘Nasty’ Iowa Senate race questions whether the state couldn’t have done better

October 31, 2014 by

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The Iowa U.S. Senate race has been described as among the most insulting. Republican Joni Ernst, a state senator is opposed by Bruce Braley, a state representative. Ernst has a small edge 5 days before the election. It  has attracted more international interest, possibly because of the potential presidential candidates who have gotten involved. Ernst […]

Tolerating unanswered questions

October 21, 2014 by

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The Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania currently leads in the polls but is not talking like the frontrunner. He says the only poll that matters is on election day.

Broadcaster deserved a longer suspension for vicious remarks

July 26, 2014 by

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Sometimes,  it takes a hit in the wallet to prompt action.  It seemed that way after a Boston broadcaster went off on NBC’s sports reporter, Erin Andrews last week. Kirk Minihane began his rant on WEEI by saying about Andrews,  “What a bi—.” But he was just getting started.

No Labels steps up effort to fix our government

January 22, 2014 by

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We wrote about the website, No Labels, recently, supporting its attempt to refocus Washington on being productive, rather than just being partisan. Here’s their latest explanation of their current goal, one that most people should

‘He’s going to have “The End of the Senate” written on his tombstone’

December 13, 2013 by

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That’s a quote from The New York Times today, reporting on the never-ending incivility that has led to some single digit approval ratings for Congress. The issue this time is

Political campaigns need a respectful makeover

November 16, 2013 by

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We know the last year has been torture for you. You enjoyed the civility of the 2012 campaign so much that you’ve been crying most of this year without the

A primer: I’m going to win vs. I won

November 5, 2013 by

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Every year around election time, we hear a lot of bold promises. What percentage are fulfilled? Would you be surprised if it was 25%? Actually, we haven’t found any

Does the Syria war decision hinge on whether their military assets will be destroyed?

August 30, 2013 by

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(Photo credit: GlobalPost/Tracey Shelton RiP note: This photo does not show people burning.) The opinions keep on coming on whether to conduct what the Obama administration says would be a limited operation: Here are some: It won’t accomplish anything if there is no regime change.. Assad may believe he’s been given a green light for […]

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