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Nothing Is Getting Done

20 November, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
WASHINGTON, D.C. — I don’t usually write about politics in this space.  Today, I am making an exception.  I am in our nation’s capital, working.  That is more than I can say for our national elected officials.  They are playing around, practicing for the mid-term elections. They are aided and abetted by the talking heads […] Read more»

President Obama’s Jell-O

23 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS (July 19, 2009) -- Reforming healthcare is one of the most complex, daunting and important tasks of this decade. What began with great hope and good intentions to avoid the reform mistakes of the past is now going badly. Sadly, what we are watching in Washington is a bunch of very smart people trying to hold a hand full of Jell-O that has not quite set up. It is not a pretty sight and they are making a very b Read more»

LAZY SENATORS: When A Filibuster Is Not A Filibuster

7 March, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Everyone once in a while, a rant is good for the soul.  Nothing is as it seems these days, even with incredible transparency created by an onslaught of readily available news and information from the endless cable channels and the Internet. Today, in the cozy and comfortable club called the U.S. Senate, we have non-filibuster […] Read more»