Category Archives: Politics

Winners & Losers

in the President Trump’s proposed 2019 budget, according to the Washington Post: Winners                                            Losers Veterans’ Affairs        … Continue reading

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No Grace Under Pressure

How one deals with pressure says a lot about the person’s character.  When backed against the wall, our tendency is to default to our natural response.  Whether fight or flight, embrace or denial, there is little room for faking it. … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional Congress?

Here we go again, government shuts down.  Merely one month ago, the U.S. government closed it door, albeit for three days.  The whole thing, thanks to the Congress, felt like a reality television show.  Now the sequel, except it is … Continue reading

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What’s the Fuss?

The gray sky appeared grayer on this cold Washington Tuesday.  Snow flakes danced with the wind gust while pedestrians hurried along to their destinations, faces grimaced, hands tightly gripped onto their outwears. Just another cold winter day here in the … Continue reading

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Human Drama

Human drama is a tautology. Because human beings are complex and hard to understand.  Invariably our emotion gets the best of us whether it’s love, hate, anger, hope, etc.  you name it.  Hence, the drama. History is paved with examples … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 21 Jan 2018

This week started cold but ended hot, and I am referring to not just the temperature. The end of the week signified the End for the U.S. Government.  It is shut down for now.  Amazing as it might seem, the … Continue reading

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To Compromise Or Not?

Look up the word “compromise” and you will get definitions including descriptions like settlement, concession, or less than desirable.   Let’s face it. Compromise by definition is lose-lose.  Each side loses something from what is desired. Sure, we don’t always get … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown?

The headline says, “U.S. Government Shutdown Looms . . .” Being so close to the Capital, I have the dubious honor of a front row seat to observe the world’s greatest deliberative body’s (the U.S. Senate) frantic efforts to prevent … Continue reading

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Week In Review – 7 Jan 2018

With a mixed feelings of hope and disappointment, my blog kicked off another year this week.  Hope in that I have opportunity to continue my learning and the fun in the process, and disappointment in that the U.S. is below average … Continue reading

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A Happy New Year, Not

A new year, another 365 days of opportunity to find happiness.  However many telltale signs indicate that the new year may not be as happy as one would hope. A case in point is the plight of Federal employees when majority … Continue reading

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