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Lies, Damn Lies, and the Free Press

In 1998, Donald Trump gave an interview to People Magazine, where he floated the idea of potentially running for President one day.  Trump is quoted as saying, “If I were to run, I’d run as a...

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Uh Oh: Did we just open Pandora’s Box?

I am still in a funk. I suspect you are too. I lost the will to write.  Even today, I am still struggling to say anything meaningful, anything to motivate and inspire.  It is...

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Two days to go: It comes down to this

I am tired of this election. You are tired of this election. So, with two days to go, rather than fatigue you with more commentary, I will leave you with this: Two days to...

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Is a woman’s place in the (White) House?

John Deeb, Republican Town Committee Chairman of Manchester, Conn, wrote a letter in the October 24th Journal-Inquirer in support of various candidates for state government.  Nothing wrong with that.  Good citizens and activists across...

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Adorable deplorables: It’s not the economy, stupid

Hillary Clinton made a rare gaffe last month.  The usually methodical and overly cautious candidate tripped up when she called half of Donald Trump’s supporters “deplorable.”  Although she quickly backtracked on the “half” bit, the moniker...

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Defending a poop-throwing monkey

I really wanted to write about issues today.  In Connecticut, the word on everyone’s lips is the economy.  Chief Executive magazine ranks the state 46th (yes, 46th!) in terms of favorability for doing business.  Crippling...

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Bipartisan buffoons and the 9/11 bill

This past Wednesday, Congress finally did something.  In a rare act of unity and getting something done, both the Senate and the House voted overwhelmingly to override President Obama’s veto of the The Justice Against...

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The paradox of Conservative morals

Ah, the Grand Old Party!  The party of Lincoln, founded in 1854 as a combination of the Conscience Whigs and the Free Soil Democrats, originally rose to prominence by opposing slavery.  This was a...

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Trump Jr’s sweet tooth problem

By now you’re all familiar with Trump Jr’s sweet tooth for refugees.  Mr. Slick sent out a tweet last week to make a point about a few bad apples (or skittles, as it were)...