Does America Have a Bomb Play?


By John Feehery

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Things were getting desperate.

Notre Dame was down 6 and the clock was ticking. (more…)

Topic: Iraq ISIS POTUS

Portman’s Possible Run Fills Gap In GOP Field


By John Feehery

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(This originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank)

Jeb Bush is probably not running. Neither is Mitt Romney. Chris Christie is trying to hard to recover from Bridge-gate but that doesn’t seem likely.

That means there is a huge gap in the Republican field: The responsible one. (more…)

The Whopper, eh?


By John Feehery

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Corporate inversions.  The mere mention sends a shudder down the spines of most Americans.

I kid. (more…)

Nasty, Brutish and Short: The Lame Duck


By John Feehery

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So, if the Senate flips, what will the lame duck session of Congress look like?

If history is any judge, like life for Thomas Hobbes, it will be nasty, brutish and short. (more…)

Final Ferguson Thoughts


By John Feehery

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“Keeping the peace” by Luke X. Martin – originally posted to Flickr as Keeping the peace. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

  • It’s exceedingly sad that Michael Brown was shot 6 times by a police officer.  It doesn’t matter if it was in the back or in the front.  It doesn’t matter if he had smoked pot or had stolen some swisher sweets right before.   It’s just damn sad.
  • It does matter that Brown and the police officer, Darren Wilson, who shot him got into a violent confrontation that resulted in Brown being shot.  It would be nice to have the entire context of that confrontation, but witnesses have proved to be unreliable. (more…)

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