Category Archives: Politics and Policy

Why Trump Won: Edsall’s Analysis

November 16, 2017 I’ve read dozens and dozens of articles dissecting why Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016,  Many of them made sense.  Many of them were illuminating.  But none has hit me as hard as Thomas Edsall’s column … Continue reading

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What’s Unfair and Fraudulent in the GOP Tax Proposal

November 6, 2017 A few days ago in We Want Fair, Not Fraudulent Tax Reform, I promised some links to pieces showing the GOP Tax proposal to be unfair and fraudulent.  Here they are — and there may be more. … Continue reading

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We Want Fair, Not Fraudulent, Tax Reform

November 3, 2017 I sat in on a conference call yesterday with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi organized by people for the American Way.  Topic: the Republican tax proposal.  I was grateful for the opportunity, but disappointed in the offering. The … Continue reading

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Do We Need Tax Reform?

Do we need tax reform? If so what should it look like? Why do we need ‘reform’ and what should our goals be in changing the federal tax system? These questions should be uppermost in our minds as we digest … Continue reading

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Remembering and Respecting

September 29, 2017 We are awash these days in controversies about how we show our respect for this nation and its history, and how we show our disagreements with what’s happening or what has happened in the past. Monuments to … Continue reading

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Second Amendment Not a Blank Check

July 21, 2017 I had a letter in yesterday’s Brunswick Times Record, about the Second Amendment.  The text of the letter is below.  I wrote it in response to an opinion column by Dale Landrith Sr. the BTR published on … Continue reading

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Collusion Investigation Update

July 20, 2017 “Jeff Sessions says he won’t resign as attorney general after public rebuke from President Trump,” reads the headline from the New York Daily News.  “Citing Recusal, Trump Says He Wouldn’t Have Hired Sessions,” reads the headline from … Continue reading

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