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New poll finds politicians are nation’s biggest problem

January 2, 2015 by


It’s a great sign. The American public is saying they know the dysfunction in Washington is real. Aware enough to label it their number one concern. It’s a Gallup poll released today on what we think are the nation’s biggest problems. Number one:

Ted Cruz’s problem

December 16, 2014 by


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) may be considering running for presidents in 2016. He has done some things generally seen as positive. But we think he’s burned too many bridges to realistically have a chance to get the nomination. For one thing, he is occasionally uncivil. We’ve cited him. (search Cruz on our home page) There […]

CNN anchor distorts analysis of economy

November 7, 2014 by


During an interview today with Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Brooke Baldwin (pictured, center, with two CNN colleagues) mentioned some positive aspects of the monthly unemployment report released hours before. She pointed out, among other things, the drop

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

November 5, 2014 by


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


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


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


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


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 […]

Broadcaster deserved a longer suspension for vicious remarks

July 26, 2014 by


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.

Holder adds nothing to the Obama race issue

July 16, 2014 by


Attorney General Eric Holder tried to look into the minds of some in the GOP earlier in the week. Or, on the other hand, maybe he wanted to raise the spectre of Republican racism for political purposes as the Congressional elections are less than four months away. At any rate, the fallout lingers. Holder (pictured) […]

No Labels steps up effort to fix our government

January 22, 2014 by


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


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


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