Monthly Archives: March 2017

Meet Mick Mulvaney

In a solid block, 51 Republican members of the U.S. Senate confirmed John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney on February 16, 2017 as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget of the United States of America. (Thank you, John McCain … Continue reading

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Three Letters

Three Letters Please address each letter appropriately, for example: Honorable Senator Schatz, Honorable Representative Hanabusa, etc. Please end each correspondence with your name and your voting area, for example: John Smith Downtown, Oahu Representative Hanabusa https://hanabusa.house.gov/, then click “Contact.” Issue … Continue reading

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Internet Privacy is History

While the House GOP are wrangling with the Scylla and Charybdis versions of the AHCA, some Senate and Executive actions are barely getting any attention. In it’s all consuming hatred of everything Obama, the Senate has voted “to kill the … Continue reading

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A Day of a Liar

Blind Contradictions NPR examines Trump supporters from a slightly different angle. They don’t see his faults, though his faults are hardly small. They don’t see concern for conflicts of interest where a person, no matter how powerful, can be caught … Continue reading

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This Land Was My Land

This Land Was Your Land, From California to the New York Island. Being a second generation mix of immigrants who came from Europe during the 1920’s and 1930’s, I have grown up living the diversity that makes America great. The … Continue reading

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Saints and Devils

I’m not one for believing in either. Incorporeal bodies of dead Saints are not likely to bestow goodness and devils don’t walk around disguising their cloven hooves and reversed knee joints from the rest of us. But I come from … Continue reading

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About Those Tax Returns

Immediately, two questions come to my mind: 1. Are they fake? And 2. Did Trump direct them to be released? Of course, I’m talking about the 2005 IRS Form 1040, page one and two, disclosed yesterday on the Rachael Maddow … Continue reading

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Taxes, Russians and Disclosure

We know that Presidential candidates, since Nixon, have all released their tax return (except Gerald Ford). That makes 49 years since a person holding the highest office in the land began to disclose personal financial holdings which could have an … Continue reading

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The GOP Long Game

One way Republicans have an advantage over Democrats is the way in which they organize their efforts to achieve their long-term goals. The Way We Think To break it down, Republican ideals are centered around personal responsibility. The GOP principles … Continue reading

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School Choice is an Oxymoron [Update]

[Updated for new information on 3/7/2017] In a story published on NPR about Tax Credit Scholarships, Anya Kamenetz describes a quirk in the voucher laws of many states that allow double-dipping for well-to-do donors. Non-profit scholarship funds are eligible to … Continue reading

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