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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.

How the Federalist Society Controls Our Lives

Former president Donald Trump gave life appointments to 226 judges in the three major levels of the federal court system, the district courts, the circuit courts of appeal and the Supreme Court.  He was accused of outsourcing the process to … Continue reading

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GOP Legislative Failures Help Them Win Elections

Conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court are attempting to remake the United States with their states’ rights agenda, particularly Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.  Striking down Roe v. Wade and eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion is … Continue reading

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Politics – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that President Biden signed last week was passed without a single Republican vote.  Major legislation like this is quite rare in an election year.  It was a great cap, however, to a year and a … Continue reading

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Being Optimistic About America’s Future Gets Easier

Numerous commentators and writers have been conjuring up dark scenarios for the United States this year, causing demoralizing fears about civil wars and impending threats to American democracy.  I agree that U.S. politics have been depressing since the 2020 election, … Continue reading

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Things Are Rarely as Bad as We Fear

Feeling helpless?  Many are!  Worried about the current state of affairs and the future?  Join the crowd!  But you know, when I think back on the situations that filled me with dread, particularly those that might significantly affect me or … Continue reading

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Whatever the Problem, Voting Republican Won’t Fix It

Getting emotional and upset about the price of gas, the economy, inflation, etc. and voting for Republicans in 2022 is like getting angry over a broken dish or something and smashing your fist into the wall.  It won’t accomplish a … Continue reading

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Not One More Child Will Be Born in 2021

Okay, in other words, the U. S. birth numbers last year will never change, nor will their composition of race, gender and ethnicity.  That fact, although obvious, is very significant.  For example, along with immigration estimates and other factors, critically … Continue reading

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It Won’t Be Easy but We’ll Get Through This

One thing that strikes me as I review events of the past few weeks is how Republican politicians just keep shifting further to the right, becoming more authoritarian and even fascist.  This has been happening for years, of course, and … Continue reading

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GOP’s America First Agenda Portends America Alone

Most Americans want the United States to be number one, right?  We cheer the USA in the Olympics and feel proud about having the world’s largest economy and the strongest military.  Well, I don’t think that’s what former president Donald … Continue reading

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Do Republicans Finally Have a Policies Agenda?

You probably know that Republicans didn’t draft a party platform in 2020.  Instead, they produced a short memo that incorporated the 2016 platform and basically stated they will support anything then-President Trump wants going forward. In keeping with this policy … Continue reading

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