Monthly Archives: September 2014

Chairman Chats “JV” Hoops with the President

I missed President Obama’s interview on “60 Minutes,” but apparently the Islamic State’s rampage through the Levant is everyone’s fault but his. Silly me – I thought leaders were supposed to take responsibility for mistakes instead of shuffle-passing blame to … Continue reading

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Big Trouble?

Lost in the media churn created by the Islamic State, the Ukrainian civil war, the growing ebola crisis and the Ferguson race riots over the last few months, these other things have happened in the world’s most populous nation: – In … Continue reading

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First U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

Here we go again, now in Syria. A new stage in the campaign against ISIL. I think this is the right thing to do, but I wonder how this ends.

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Truman’s Hump Day Song of the Week: Money Talks

The War on Poverty was as doomed to failure as practically other ethereal “war” a president declares against an idea, act or condition. With that in mind, here are two interesting reads for all you interested nerds out there. The … Continue reading

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9/11 + 13

Thirteen years ago, American Airlines Flight 77 followed Columbia Pike in Arlington and accelerated as it descended, clipping a rooftop antenna at the Sheraton Hotel, zooming over a portion of the National Cemetery, skimming just above traffic on Interstate 395 and knocking … Continue reading

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What the President’s ISIL Strategy Lacked

On the eve of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Obama’s speech on his strategy to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was honest and forceful, laying out the risks of intensifying America’s conflict with ISIL and … Continue reading

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Cone of Shame: Roger Goodell

The blog has been operating a bit more slowly over the past couple of months because, well, we’ve been busy. A thousand apologies, dear readers. This has been a particularly eventful summer for Truman, whose allergies have triggered a licking … Continue reading

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