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18 November 2019
NOTE FROM NORM: When A Kids Game Leads To Impeachment
As a kid my friends and I used to play the “Telephone Game.” The rules were simple.  You would sit in a circle and the first person would whisper a word or phrase into the ear of the person next to them until the word or phrase reached the last person. At the end, the […]
4 November 2019
NOTE FROM NORM: The Death of a Terrorist is not the End of Terrorism
On May 11th, 2001 United States Special Operations Forces conducted a daring raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan and killed Osama bin Laden. The architect of 9/11 who, on that day, killed nearly 3,000 innocents and subsequently was responsible for the loss of life of untold thousands of others afterward, died an ignominious death. President Barack Obama, […]
22 October 2019
Quick note on W&M drug pricing markup
With the House Ways and Means Committee expected to advance Speaker Pelosi’s prescription drug price control bill later this afternoon, the American Action Network yesterday launched a new $2.5 million campaign focused on seniors in 22 congressional districts (including TV ads in 7 of those districts) to urge lawmakers to reject Pelosi’s plan. As this vote […]
21 October 2019
NOTE FROM NORM: Be Nicer And More Civil To One Another
A couple weeks ago I posted on Facebook my thoughts about President Donald Trump’s visit to Minneapolis, and the decision by Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey to insert himself into the fray for obviously partisan political reasons. I don’t intend to litigate that post all over again. Instead, I want to focus my thoughts on the […]
26 September 2019
NOTE FROM NORM: “…look into…”
“…look into…” With these two words Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, driven off her firm position that Impeachment proceedings against President Trump, has now committed herself and the future of her party’s majority to a course of action that is equal parts political and partisan. Mixed in with this potentially devastating cocktail is a […]
20 September 2019
NOTE FROM NORM: On Constitution Week
“I doubt too whether any other Convention we can obtain, may be able to make a better Constitution. For when you assemble a number of men to have the advantage of their joint wisdom, you inevitably assemble with those men, all their prejudices, their passions, their errors of opinion, their local interests, and their selfish […]
11 September 2019
NOTE FROM NORM: America’s Best Days Are Yet To Come
It’s hard to believe that 18 years ago on a beautiful September Day 19 terrorists murdered nearly 3,000 innocent people in the United States. These weren’t just “some people that did something.” These were cold-hearted, craven and merciless killers who attempted to destroy America and its values on this day 18 years ago. Every American […]
13 August 2019
New Survey Research: Left’s Lurch To Socialism Is Unpopular Across The Country
American Action Network (@AAN) today released new survey research examining diverse constituent groups across 30 congressional districts to better understand how Americans are perceiving, understanding, and reacting to the left’s move towards socialism. The survey finds both that Americans recognize and overwhelmingly oppose the liberal shift toward socialist policies. Yet in order to fully persuade the public, […]
12 August 2019
NOTE FROM NORM: The sum total of one’s life
The sum total of one’s life has to be incalculable. At least that is the hope I think we each have as we contemplate the life we have built with our time on this planet. As I prepare to celebrate my 70th birthday on Saturday, August 17th I am once again reminded of that in a season of […]