Tag Archive: President

Nov 09

Election 2016: So What Happened?

Today is the 9th of November, and there are many many “what happened?” conversations starting around tables, office break rooms, and diners. Let me first say this: we have a new President-Elect, Donald Trump. He won the Electoral College and IS the President-Elect. He will be the 45th President of the United States. THE President. …

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Jul 26

A Special Day in History (and Her-story)

July 26, 2016… this is a special day in American history.Regardless of your political persuasion, your personal feelings toward politics, hell even if you are completely disconnected with politics in general… this is a special day in our American lives. A big glass ceiling – sometimes called “The Marble Ceiling in Politics” – is shattered …

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Oct 29

Paging DK. Mr. DK. Please Report to Your Blog.

In the immortal words of President William Jefferson Clinton, “I did not have sex with that woman… Miss Lewinsky.” Wait, what? No, what I meant to say was “I’m sorry.” (Something the former President might have considered at the time of the above quote and presidential “wag o’ the finger”)… I’m sorry I haven’t been …

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Jun 03

An Open Letter to the District of Columbia

Dear DC, Hey there my friend. Just wanted to thank you for all the incredible times we’ve had over the years. Since arriving in town at what seems to have been immediately following the War of 1812, you have been a great host and a roommate for me. This Jersey-born, PA-rooted, and NH-grown kid was …

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Feb 12

SOTU: Article II, Section 3

“He [The President] shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient” ~US Constitution, Article II, Section 3 Pretty cool, huh? OK, you might not consider the State of the Union as a “cool” …

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Jan 21

We Are Made For This Moment

Today is one of those days. Living in DC. Inauguration Day. Now, before you get all twisted about “ah damn, DK is gonna get all political on us again.” Nope. This isn’t about politics. This is about the United States of America. Inauguration Day is one of those amazing moments where our democracy, our democratic …

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Dec 17

We MUST Be Better Than This (Remember Newtown)

At some points over the weekend and into today, it all just seemed too unreal to be real, indeed. The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT is just too much for us to grasp, comprehend, understand… or simply envision. Seven adult deaths in a quite New England town would have been too …

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Nov 05

‘Twas the Night Before Voting…

Election Eve. It’s like Christmas Eve…for wonks. While most of the US population is settling in for one last day of ridiculous amounts of political advertising on TV, mounds of flyers and mailers lodged into the mailbox, and of course the voice mail filling robocalls that really fool everyone (“Hey Honey, come listen to this! …

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