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  • Mike

    Watching Barack Obama ascend to the top

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I sensed the charismatic Barack Obama would be a star in the Democratic Party after his speech during the 2004 Democratic convention.  I never dreamed it would be this fast, or he would be able to compete with the likes Hillary ...

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    It's alright to vote on gender,race or party

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Who said you cannot vote for a candidate because of his/hers race, gender or party? Probably the one that wants you to vote for their candidate based on their bias. They probably voted for George W. Bush in the last ...

  • Mike

    This election could tip the balance of the Supreme Court

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    We currently have four extreme right wing conservative judges seated on the Supreme Court. John P. Stevens will likely retire within four years. A John McCain would nominate another conservative judge, like John Roberts or Samuel Alito, causing the court ...

  • Mike

    The Sunday Talk Shows

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The main topic of all the Sunday talk shows, was the demise of the Hillary Clinton campaign and the use of superdelegates. We know  neither candidate will get to the convention in August with enough delegates to win.  However ,we ...

  • Mike

    The change debate

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Change? This is coming from someone who's had the recliner in the same place for 35 years, but 70% of Americans think the country is going in the wrong direction. Do I think one man can bring this trend to ...

  • Mike

    Democrats Please!

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    You would think the Democratic Party would be overjoyed over Tuesday night's 21 state results. The final vote tallies showed that the Democrats had 73% more voters than their Republican counterparts. So many new voters. Barck Obama and Hillary Clinton ...

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    Our Federal Government

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I am always amazed at the different interpretations of the general welfare clause in the Constitution. The general welfare clause was put to the test with FDR's New Deal. FDR famously said. "We refuse to leave the problems of our ...

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    The least of two evils

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I have often wondered what people mean when they say "I guess we have to pick between the lesser of two evils." I seem to hear this every four years. 1. Do they mean their candidate does not have a ...