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"The Dems are definitely between a rock and a hard place, though they are in nowhere near as difficult place as the Perpsident himself. tRump has only two years left in office – and zero chance of getting re-elected, and I suspect it would take…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"That's pretty much how Microsoft got everyone to "buy into" Windows 10.... (That  "e cf was some kind of extraneous typo...)"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
"That's pretty much how Microsoft got .everyone to "buy into" Windows 10.... (That  "e cf was some kind of extraneous typo...)"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post An Experiment with LibreSuite Writer
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Ron Powell commented on Ron Powell's blog post We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.
"There are nine Republicans included in the group....It would be great if as many active Republican Senators would stand up for Democracy and the rule of law..."
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Tom Cordle commented on Ron Powell's blog post We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.
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Tom Cordle commented on Ron Powell's blog post We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.
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"I haven't thought that you've been "a bit too dire, hyperbolic, shrill, alarmist, or hysterical"  about this matter, but I do think that the 1/2 dozen left here to read is not a large enough audience for you."
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Tom Cordle commented on Ron Powell's blog post We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.
"It's all well and good for these past senators to speak up, and they are to be commended for it. But this decline and not yet fall will only be abated or hopefully reversed when sitting senators in the Republican Party grow a spine. That not…"
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Bio: Work in progress.....I'm a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, and a musician at heart.....What I post here is just my opinion, valued by me and no one else.....

"If I could help someone as I pass along.

If I could cheer someone with a word or song..."

Ron Powell (BA, Howard University,’68; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, ’71), is a semi-retired teaching attorney who, among other things during his career, has been the director of the African American cultural centers at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. In addition, he has written produced and directed several plays for productions performed on college campuses in Connecticut.

During his career as a professor of law and public policy at the University of Hartford, he produced and hosted "Black Perspective", a television program which aired weekly at the NBC affiliate located in Hartford as part of their public service broadcasting. He has worked in legal services, as a middle manger in both the private and public sectors and has served the nation as an officer in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lt.

Mr. Powell has owned and operated his own businesses and, for a period of several years, wrote a weekly op-ed column for the Meriden Record-Journal in Meriden Ct. Currently, he is a freelance writer for publications in the New Haven area and lectures on a variety of topics and provides consulting services in a variety of areas....

Finally, Mr. Powell has been a keyboard performer and part-time DJ for more than 45 years. He is an avid collector and historian of recorded Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, and Doo Wop....A life time poker enthusiast, he has been a senior contributor on a poker web sight and blog and has played in the World Poker Tour, 7 card stud finals. Mr. Powell has had his own blog, The Modern Times Post, at: themoderntimespost.blogspot.com. He also blogs occasionally at Talking Points Memo Cafe (TPMCAFE).

During the summer of 2011 he performed solo each Sunday for brunch at Capriccio, the upscale Italian restaurant, in Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ...

Now fully retired, he recently taught Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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The Question Re Congressional Oversight and Getting It Right

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 9:00am 1 Comment

In January the Democrats will take control of the House of Representatives. At this moment it appears that Nancy Pelosi will pick up the gavel of leadership as she takes the position of Speaker of the House..

The country is currently caught in the throes of a constitutional identity crisis, the magnitude and severity of which may take years or decades to accurately discern and effectively address.

This crisis has been precipitated by the threats to Democracy and the cardinal…

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We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 9:30pm 6 Comments

Dear Senate colleagues,

As former members of the U.S. Senate, Democrats and Republicans, it is our shared view that we are entering a dangerous period, and we feel an obligation to speak up about serious challenges to the rule of law, the Constitution, our governing…

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One Sentence Re Why Trump Shouldn't Be Impeached or Forced To Resign Before the End of His Term In Office

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 11:30am 7 Comments

Just as Ford pardoned Nixon, Pence will pardon Trump and we will be cheated out of the trial and conviction that has been a long time coming....

At the End of the Day, the Question Remains:

Posted on December 11, 2018 at 6:44am 3 Comments

If there's no there, there, why lie to cover it up?

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At 12:35pm on June 26, 2017, MV Neland said…

Glad to be friends, Ron. Many exciting debates and discussions ahead if us.

At 1:31pm on October 11, 2016, Dharmabummer said…

I just read a few of your comments and liked the cut of your jib.

At 6:17pm on September 18, 2016, Victor Picard said…

Why are you concerned?

At 8:53pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

You are so right! 

 

At 8:18pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

Thanks, Ron! 

At 7:36pm on February 5, 2016, The Songbird said…
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Powell. Much obliged.
At 2:31pm on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

It was probably way too soon to hit you with this.  You just got here.   My apologies.   If you ever decide to allow me to use it, here is an example of what I did with Julie's avatar.  It is intended solely as a compliment to an image that inspires me.   No rush and once again... welcome to Our Salon.  

 
 
 

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