Recently retired and looking forward to sitting around complaining for the rest of my days



    Every once in a generation an investigative reporter is launched into the political zeitgeist, using highly trained instincts, the time-honored tradition of following the money, hard-nosed persistence and some good old-fashioned hard work. Sweating the details, thinking outside the box… You may not have heard of Sabrina Eaton of the Plain Dealer, but you will. For in the midst of the chaotic, fog of war | Read More »

    Politics On Tap – Humpday Edition

    POLITICS ON TAP by Baron von Kowenhoven President Obama is traveling the nation, pushing for extension of middle-class tax cuts… … And believe me, the 400 or so folks left in the middle-class could not be happier…. The NAACP Nation Convention in Houston required all media to have two forms of ID in order to cover a speech by Attorney General Eric Holder. The DOJ | Read More »

    Politics On Tap – Weekend edition

    POLITICS ON TAP by Baron von Kowenhoven National Security officials say the domestic drone program will continue being developed in for fighting the war on terror, despite widespread public concern for privacy… — So quit complaining, David & Susan Conners of 420 Randall Road, Witchita, Kansas: You’re setting a bad example for your 2 kids, Tim and Chloe, ages 7 and 12. They have enough | Read More »

    Politics On Tap – The Do Nothing Tax

    POLITICS ON TAP by Baron von Kowenhoven In the entire history of government and taxation, this is nothing short of genius. The Obama Administration with their new ally on The Supreme Court has revolutionized the way government can tax you. In addition to stuff you buy, now they tax things you don’t buy. Listen to Justice Roberts: “… the mandate is not a legal command | Read More »

    Politics On Tap – I Do Like Mondays

    POLITICS ON TAP by Baron von Kowenhoven Officials say as a precaution, Jerry Sandusky has been placed on suicide watch… … I say give the man some space. At the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials annual lunch conference, the Secret Service required there be no knives at the tables and that all forks be seized prior to Barack Obama entering the room… | Read More »

    Politics On Tap – Weekend edition

    POLITICS ON TAP by Baron von Kowenhoven State television in Iran reports their country has detected a planned “massive cyber attack” against its nuclear facilities… … President Obama promised a full-investigation into how a copy of the New York Times could have fallen into the hands of the Iranians… Despite efforts to wean farmers away from it, poppy cultivation in Afghanistan rose 7 percent in | Read More »

    Politics On Tap – Weekend edition

    POLITICS ON TAP by Baron von Kowenhoven The White House says Russia is sending attack helicopters to Syria and is warning about a dramatic escalation in the conflict… … Leaks at eleven… Elizabeth Warren links Scott Brown to the problems at JP Morgan and the weakened Wall Street reform act… … In reaction, Scott Brown linked her to Custer’s last stand… The Congressional Budget Office | Read More »

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