Monthly Archives: February 2016

An 8 member SCOTUS will not destroy the Republic

February 28, 2016
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An 8 member SCOTUS will not destroy the Republic

Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has thrown down his “not a snowball’s chance in hell” gauntlet regarding an Obama Supreme Court nominee we’re going to get a ring side seat as to just how deep a hole can get.  (As a kid digging my own I never made it to China but McConnell…

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Scalia: Hypocrisy eclipses history

February 21, 2016
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Scalia:  Hypocrisy eclipses history

Whether it’s just scratching the surface or drilling down to its deepest depths, there is but one word at the core of American politics:  Hypocrisy.  It cares not for political party, is as catchable as the common cold and from the most powerful of the D.C. elite down to the local councilman, no one is…

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Harry and Marvin pick a flag

February 14, 2016
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Harry and Marvin pick a flag

Over the years my love of American history has grown into what I call my library.  Copies of the bound written word share space with an eclectic collection of Americana scattered among and about. And while the WWII era and its “Greatest Generation” hold special places throughout, I had yet to acquire a 48 star…

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From Reagan to Obama: Fitzwater’s recap vs McFeatter’s fantasies

February 7, 2016
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For your perusing, the email that went out to subscribers this morning: Good Sunday morning all. There are a couple of things this morning important enough to pass along via the email list. The first is the attachment. It’s dated February 6, 2016 and is identified as Marlin Fitzwater’s remarks from the Reagan Presidential Library…

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Welcome to Caldwell’s Cafe: A 3 course meal of politics, religion and race.

February 7, 2016
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Welcome to Caldwell’s Café.  Where politics is always on the menu and history has a permanent seat at the table.  We pride ourselves on using only the freshest ingredients delivered daily from across the country. We start with a heartland appetizer. By now Monday night’s Iowa caucus has been sliced, diced and Veg-O-Matic’d to death.…

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