The Never-Ending Campaign: Presidential Politics

If you have been paying attention to politics since the first of the year, you should be recognizing the signs of the coming 2016 Presidential election.  As of this month, we are just two short years away from the 2016 primary season. Presidential politics are in full-swing at the insider … Continue Reading →


The GOP and George P….

The Republican Party has been evaluating their message and overall approach since they lost the general election for President in 2012.  Republicans went into that election with high expectations that they could defeat the incumbent and secure the White House.  Most pundits agreed.  At that time, President Obama’s ratings were … Continue Reading →


“The Sky is Falling”….. or, the Sequester is Starting

Today is the day and Congress has not reached an agreement.  After setting themselves up for a high-powered game of chicken – seeing who would blink first – they failed to move and the car crash has happened. When Congress put the Sequester legislation together, they never actually thought it … Continue Reading →

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State of the disUnion

Last night, the President addressed Congress in his annual State of the Union speech.  A great American tradition, this Congressional address allows the sitting President to present his agenda to Congress without outside influence.  The pomp and circumstance of the event is significant in its history and that most of … Continue Reading →


Ponderings Potpourri

All hail Friday!  What a week it has been.  We started with the celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday and the Inauguration of our President. The President’s speech was a shout out to all those who helped re-elect him as he touched on emotional topics.  Interestingly, he didn’t speak much … Continue Reading →

Hello Status Quo!

Good morning. After months of debate, discussion and pontificating, we awake to the status quo. The President of the United States has been handily re-elected, winning more significantly than most expected. The U.S. Senate remained in the hands of the Democrats and the U.S. House remained in the hands of … Continue Reading →

Anticipation for the Nation

It is the day before one of the most powerful nations in the world chooses its leader. A nation is engaged in the deepest level of the great experiment of democracy and the world is watching. Voter turnout is expected to be high, by American standards. It looks like as … Continue Reading →

Coming Together

Hurricane Sandy has tossed politics into a whirlwind. Now that the skies are clearing and the damage assessment is beginning, everyone will look to the federal government and the generosity of American citizens for assistance. There has not been a total damage assessment announced to date but local hurricane veterans … Continue Reading →


Beware. Brace yourselves. The East Coast is facing a confluence of weather patterns that will wreak havoc on America’s business and media centers and possibly, the Presidential election. The East Coast is home base for the U.S. Stock Markets and hosts many of the network media outlets. For this reason, … Continue Reading →

Debates Are Done!

The American public had their last chance to view the Presidential candidates in one-on-one issue discussions last night. It was a healthy debate between Romney and Obama. Foreign policy is especially difficult to debate as the candidates know the whole world is watching every word uttered. Social media was abuzz … Continue Reading →