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by cpadmin last modified Jun 27, 2017 06:07 PM
News & Perspectives includes relevant events as well as perspectives to provide context in relation to Centrist concerns. We have in the past and may again integrate The Daily Show and periodic pieces from other shows that focus on the irony in what we hear in media reports. Some may find it objectionable, some insightful as parody on current events can be helpful. They make fun of both sides of the aisle leaning to the side offering the most nonsensical material at any given time.
The Common Sense Blog: Trump Update #2 - The Alligator King

The Common Sense Blog: Trump Update #2 - The Alligator King

by William J. Limón last modified Jun 27, 2017 06:47 PM

President Trump has stumbled mightily in his presidency. Republican initiatives have met considerable opposition from the courts and from the American people. Still, the unique foibles of Trump are not the only danger. If Pence becomes president, the problematic Republican agenda will continue. Only the Centrist pragmatic approach has the flexibility to meet the nation’s challenges.

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The Common Sense Blog: From Healthcare to Wealthcare

The Common Sense Blog: From Healthcare to Wealthcare

by William J. Limón last modified May 31, 2017 11:09 PM

Republicans, headed by self-described billionaire Donald Trump, talk big about saving the little guy from government overreach through healthcare mandated by Obamacare. Yet, if you examine their proposals both for healthcare and tax reform, it becomes apparent that they are much more interested in saving money for the rich. Centrists, on the other hand, aim to create programs that work for the nation as a whole.

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The Common Sense Blog: It's Time to End Our Bi-Polar Political System

The Common Sense Blog: It's Time to End Our Bi-Polar Political System

by William J. Limón last modified Jun 18, 2017 01:20 PM

Our Democracy is in danger of being strangled by the bi-polar system of only two major parties. The struggle between Republican conservative ideology vs. Democratic progressive ideology abandons the needs of mainstream America. We need a third major party, the Centrist Party, to bring sanity and effectively solve the nation's challenges.

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The Common Sense Blog: The Ins and Outs of Congress

The Common Sense Blog: The Ins and Outs of Congress

by William J. Limón last modified Mar 28, 2017 05:29 PM

Republicans and Democrats alike demonstrate an appalling lack of governing, from the White House all the way through Congress. Only a strong third party, the Centrist Party, can bring sanity back to our government.

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The Common Sense Blog: The Success of the Party of "NO!"

The Common Sense Blog: The Success of the Party of "NO!"

by William J. Limón last modified Feb 04, 2017 10:32 PM

The Republican Party stonewalled President Obama's agenda and brought Congress close to a standstill. Now, as the party in power, the Republicans must finally act. Will they help the voters who put them back in power, or will they fall back on their privatize-everything ideology and create more problems?

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Common Sense Blog: Trump Update #1

Common Sense Blog: Trump Update #1

by William J. Limón last modified Jan 25, 2017 07:00 PM

President-elect Trump has chosen a cabinet of career politicians and billionaire business leaders. This brings a change from the "Big Government" of the Democrats to the typical "Big Business" rule of Republican administrations, a far cry from Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

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Electoral College: Is the Trump presidency at risk?

Electoral College: Is the Trump presidency at risk?

by John P. Reisman last modified Dec 15, 2016 10:48 PM

Can the Electoral College overturn the popular vote? Is the Trump presidency at risk? Could Hillary Clinton still become president? What did the founding fathers of the US Constitution say about the electoral college? The electors vote on December 19 to decide the presidency. Get informed and spread the news.

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Trump Organization: RICO Act Violation?

Trump Organization: RICO Act Violation?

by John P. Reisman last modified Dec 15, 2016 08:05 PM

While examining the 3,500 lawsuits related to Trump and the Trump Organization I began to notice systemic and repeated patterns that might qualify as a RICO violation. When I reported this to the FBI in New York, something odd happened that made me suspect that Trump had friends in the NY Field Office that might be feeding the Trump Campaign information on active investigations. The news piece outlines what I found and just how strong the case is.

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What Really Happened in Benghazi?

What Really Happened in Benghazi?

by John P. Reisman last modified Dec 15, 2016 08:36 PM

The Benghazi attack that occurred September 11, 2012 is possibly one of the most misunderstood events in recent history. And yet what happened there is actually easy to understand once you understand the context of the events on the ground.

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My Voting Criteria

My Voting Criteria

by John P. Reisman last modified Oct 29, 2016 11:56 PM

Everyone has different criteria for their vote. I'm a traditional conservative and I wanted to share my criteria so that those that know me understand my choice. As it turns out, voting conservative does not necessarily mean voting Republican.

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Donald Trump: The Kremlin Connection

Donald Trump: The Kremlin Connection

by John P. Reisman last modified Oct 19, 2016 10:42 PM

The fact that Donald Trump is making flirtatious remarks with Russia confuses and complicates matters for many people. The U.S. stance needs to hold to our values and for the freedom and liberty we have always supported. Trumps rhetoric undermines the notion of U.S. values at the State level, even though he is not president. Even as a candidate Trump is confusing our allies and bolstering our adversaries.

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Vote for Donald Trump?

Vote for Donald Trump?

by John P. Reisman last modified Oct 18, 2016 12:54 AM

2016 US Election: As a traditional conservative, I am compelled to vote for the more conservative candidate. Which one is it? I had to place evidence before party politics to find the right answer. (centristnews.com)

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86th Annual BIS Report

86th Annual BIS Report

by John P. Reisman last modified Aug 28, 2016 11:45 PM

Summary: The global economy seems not as bad as rhetoric suggests while historically high risk factors remain unaddressed. Low global growth expectations and high debt narrows the range for policy maneuvering. There is an urgent policy need for sustainable expansion models as systemic inability to temper the boom-bust cycle and reduce the impact risks of debt fueled growth remains inadequately addressed. Their remains a need to complete financial reforms judiciously while insuring long term stability. Structural reforms are required. The market needs policies we will not regret in the future. Debt load and uncertainty continues to impact growth potentials by restraining investment. Fiscal policy also remains an essential focus as the relationship between banks and public finance creates an adverse feedback loop. A strong focus on building sufficient buffers in financial boom cycles enables space to repair balance sheets and stimulate demand if/when crisis occurs (countercyclical stance may help contain excessive growth in credit and asset prices). Policy critical to crisis prevention may come from removing tax provisions that unduly incentivize debt over equity; whereas current policies can lead to over-leveraging and increased fragility in market systems, which increases bust cycle risks; which are difficult to recover from. Banks are stronger but insurance and mutual fund regulation/supervision needs to be addressed as well.

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