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Playing Politics With Ferguson

Sep2

By John Feehery

111th US Senate class photo.jpg

“111th US Senate class photo” by U.S. Senate, 111th Congress, Senate Photo Studio – http://media-3.web.britannica.com/eb-media//97/149697-050-05A96268.jpg. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

In the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968, race riots convulsed the country.  Chicago, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Louisville endured the worst of it.

Almost 50 years hence, you can still see where the damage was done. (more…)

Who Are These Guys?

Sep1

By John Feehery

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“Levantine Sea” by edited by w:nl:hanhil – own work based on PD map. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Who are these guys?

That’s the famous line from the classic movie, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.

It could also be asked of the Sunni insurgency that has overtaken a healthy portion of Iraq and Syria. (more…)

Does America Have a Bomb Play?

Aug29

By John Feehery

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“President Barack Obama” by Official White House Photo by Pete Souza – P120612PS-0463 (direct link). Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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

Aug29

By John Feehery

Rob Portman, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg

“Rob Portman, official portrait, 112th Congress” by United States Senate – http://portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=a1c80e83-2de5-48f2-a0dd-d8551f3d85c1. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

(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?

Aug28

By John Feehery

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“Burger king whopper”. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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

I kid. (more…)

 

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