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About eeldav

I am a retired corporate attorney who has lived in both Europe and Asia. While working my responsibilities took me to over 40 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

SCOTUS Justices Aren’t Partisan Hacks – Are They?

Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett didn’t wait long to begin defending the conservative majority’s decision to allow Texas’ radical anti-abortion law to take effect; but she sure chose a very controversial venue for it.  After being introduced by Senate … Continue reading

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2020 Census Confirmed Republicans’ Worst Fears

The decennial census probably affects more people in the United States than any other federal government function.  Drawing congressional districts and allocating federal funds are two of the best-known uses of census data but it is critically important in numerous … Continue reading

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When Republicans Politicize a Crisis – It Gets Worse

The RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) are apoplectic over what’s going on in Afghanistan.  But wait!  I don’t mean Sen. Mitt Romney, Illinois Rep Adam Kinzinger, or any other Republican who former president Trump has labeled with this acronym.  Oh … Continue reading

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When Everything Is Political — Nothing Is Off Limits

To me, these eight words sum up where we are as a nation today and it’s not a good place to be.      How did we get here?  Well, I believe the seeds took root during Ronald Reagan’s administration in … Continue reading

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GOP Decides It Can’t Survive in a Democracy

Folks who’ve enjoyed the play or film “The Little Shop of Horrors” will understand why it reminds me of the Republican Party’s evolution over the past several decades.  In the Little Shop, a bumbling florist discovers a small, talking plant … Continue reading

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GOP Is Great at Messaging – Governing, Not So Much

Right after posting my last blog, my wife and I flew across the country to visit with our daughter and family for the first time in 18 months.  Needless to say, I didn’t have much time to write blogs or … Continue reading

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Republicans Have a Plan for Never Losing Dirty tricks and undemocratic tactics have been a part of politics in the United States since the Constitution was ratified.  Some have even been humorous.  During the 1950 Florida Democratic primary for the … Continue reading

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Of Cowardice and Courage

If you’re like me, it’s totally depressing to read the current political news.  Virtually the entire Republican Party is either afraid of former President Donald Trump or they are actively attempting to subvert the election process on his behalf.  Republican-controlled … Continue reading

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Are Republicans Becoming a Circular Firing Squad?

House Republicans will likely vote on Wednesday to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (Wy.) as their Conference chairwoman, the third most powerful GOP position in that chamber.  Why?  Well, she dared to challenge former President Donald Trump’s leadership of the Republican … Continue reading

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Now Is Not the Time to Relax and Tune Out

Numerous articles are being written about the better mood in the nation’s capital now that President Joe Biden is in the White House and Democrats control Congress, albeit narrowly.  Competent handling of the coronavirus pandemic with millions of vaccinations in … Continue reading

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