MurphTheSurf3

Proud to be an Independent Progressive. I am a progressive- a one time Eisenhower Republican (from 1965 through 2004)who is now a Democrat. I live in a very RED STATE and am a community activist with a very BLUE AGENDA. I was a professor of history, and am now a researcher and gentleman farmer. My political positions are mixed - thus my preferred identification as a Progressive Independent. I am conservative on matters of military intervention, in regard to abortion, immigration, the public school system, gun rights, taxation, voter ID. But I am a traditional conservative, a Buckley, National Review, Eisenhower Republican..... I am a liberal on matters of health care care, funding education, taxation (yes one can be both liberal and conservative on this), civil rights, and alternative energy development/climate change.
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What do they see in Trump? A Look at the Psyche of the Trump Voter….and why it so mis-leads them

How is it that Trump supporters can continue to do so....it's a matter of psychology and history.

Trump Begins Long Golf Weekend, Bringing Taxpayers’ Tab To $108 Million

Trump hadS spent 60 days at his course in Northern Virginia, 59 days at Bedminster and 57 days at his resort in West Palm Beach. He has also visited his courses in Los Angeles; Doral, Florida; Jupiter, Florida; Scotland and Ireland ― all on the taxpayer dime. AND IT IS A VERY LARGE DIME.

Mr. Trump This is What the 4th is REALLY About

Trump is deadset on turning Independence Day on the Mall in Washington DC into a MAGA Rally in which he, as Dear Leader, is exalted by fireworks and military might.....the antidote.....embrace the deep truths behind this most import of American Holidays.

The Last Clinic Based Abortion Services in Missouri: A Cautionary History

Missouri would become the only state in the US without an abortion clinic. It would be the first time any state has lacked a functioning abortion clinic since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.

A Hardy Hidey-Ho to All Yabberzis and Welcome to the Planet

What is needed today is a community where civil, fact-based discourse is encouraged and supported. A great place for all of that is PlanetPOV.

Missouri Joins The Club: Legislature Passes Very Restrictive Abortion Bill

Missouri has now joined the list of states who are severely limiting or eliminating access to abortion. A science-based pro-life stance stands in opposition to this.

I Want The Next President To Be Like Our Best Presidents: 5 Key Lessons

With 20 Plus individuals seeking to be Commander in Chief, it is worthwhile to consider what makes one person superior to another in seeking the nomination. Scholars have assembled a number of lists. Here is an essay that gathers a number of them together.

Netanyahu’s Win Is A Warning To American Voters: Trump Can Win In 2020

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has just given a lesson to voters in this country to President Donald Trump, and just as important, to Trump`s critics. And it is one scary lesson.

In Search of Trump’s Tax Returns: THE BIG STALL

The Congress has now demanded that Trump turn over his tax returns. The law seems clear but the Big Delay is About to Begin.

Which Trump Won?

The Make America Great or the Nightmare Trump? Who Won?