Potter Political Pickle

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March 11
As a political observer and registered Independent, I enjoy discussing my opinion. It didn’t take long for my wife to name these occurrences “The Jeremy Potter Lecture Series.” But I’d prefer to take them public as an enthusiastic motivational “speaker” writing to challenge America’s assumptions and perceptions. A political science degree propelled my pragmatic growth as an analyst in the government-contracting industry. Now, I’m complementing, and perhaps complicating, my perspective in law school. Combining my writing experience and personal passion, I intend to accelerate political progress. Thank you for considering my qualified, yet independent voice.


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MAY 9, 2012 11:43AM

Senator Lugar, You Said It

For the first time in about 3 years, I sat down at my laptop this morning and did not have anything law school-related to work on.  No internship applications, no cases to read, no papers to write.  I thought it would be a great opportunity to blog a little. What

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MARCH 23, 2012 9:08AM

Republicans are secretly voting for President Obama

All across this country in primaries like the one held this week in Illinois Republicans are voting for President Obama and some don't even know it! I know.  Hard to believe.  

"But PPP, I thought the Republicans hated President Obama?"

Ah, dear Reader (I can say Reader cause I only… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 20, 2011 11:17AM

Federal judges: A Not-So-Quick Note on Misguided Rhetoric

We've all been there.  Getting too caught up in an argument and suddenly realizing that the other person is right.  Defending an actor or musician who's work is only average but the course of the conversation has you saying things like  "____ is the most underrated actor of our time."… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 4, 2011 12:35PM

Silence is golden

If silence is golden and actions speak louder than words, the lack of posting on the Pickle for the last two months is a 24-karat megaphone.  Believe it or not, I did not have much to say.  I think that the most interesting political news over the past 2 months has… Read full post »

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AUGUST 1, 2011 10:13AM

Krugman: Republicans made us bleed our own blood

Today's column by Paul Krugman is hard to argue with.  In fact, I think he's right.  Usually, I assume he knows what he's talking about on the economy stuff.  I mean, he has a Noble Prize, teaches at Princeton and calls the President of the United States to chat.  I'm a… Read full post »

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JULY 5, 2011 11:51PM

Mitt Romney is to John Kerry as Minnesota is to itself

Say what? It's simple really.  History repeats itself.  Take a little 2004 and a little 1984 add a dash of 2008 and 2012 predicts itself.  Obama wins by a relatively safe margin.   No matter what you think you want to happen, you've got to admit - there's no… Read full post »

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JUNE 7, 2011 8:08AM

Rick Santorum: A genius?

First things first.  As I wrote this last night, I was listening to the video of Rep. Weiner's press conference where he apologized for sending inappropriate pictures of himself over Twitter to someone that was not his wife.  Great.  I'm not really prepared to write about that… Read full post »

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JANUARY 25, 2011 10:51PM

The State of the Union

I haven’t posted on The Pickle in a while.  Whenever I have a long drought, I like to offer explanation (or excuse) – internships, law school and snow, snow, snow.  Yet, I felt like the State of the Union address tonight was a great reason to try to post.  I

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NOVEMBER 5, 2010 9:29AM

Brooks on America and the Pickle in the Middle

Once again, David Brooks at The Times (I say, at the risk of being labeled an intellectual elite) has once again touched on a basic conflict in today's political landscape.  Yet, instead of addressing it, he (wrongly) turned his analysis toward the major political parties, partic/

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SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 12:46PM

Republicans party like its 1994

According to the New York Times today, Rep. Boehner (R-OH) announced something called the "Pledge to America." Sounds suspiciously like the "Contract with America," but hey, why reinvent the wheel right?  I mean, there's 4 versions of Law & Order and a CSI for every major city, Am/

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