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Greg Maresca | Remnant Columnist

That special congressional election recently held in southern Texas along the Mexican border was just a blip on the national news’ radar, but its results have Democrats seeing red.

The election filled the seat left vacant by the retirement of Democrat Rep. Filemon Vela and was won by Mayra Flores, a 36-year-old respiratory therapist,who is no career politician.  That is only a small slice of the story that could be the initial ripple resulting in a November midterm GOP tsunami.  

As the lead-in to the November midterms gears up, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thought it wise to delay passing legislation that would provide additional security for Supreme Court justices and their families saying, “nobody’s in danger.” This was after a gunman showed up in the middle of the night at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s home. For the first time a justice on the Supreme Court faced an attempted assassination.

As America celebrates the nation’s birth by taking inventory of the hotdogs, hamburgers, soda and beer, the most treasured and esteemed American stock lies forsaken along freedom’s continuum. 

There are some who argue, and with good reasons, that all politicians should have a military background. Such sentiments are certainly desirable but not always feasible. What is both desirable and feasible is that all politicos should have a thorough understanding of economics and budgeting. 

Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers recently stated when inflation rises above four percent and unemployment drops below four percent, a recession is inevitable within two years. We are there now, according to The Economist. The Wall Street Journal’s recent headline was telling: “Inflation hit a four decade high in May.”

In the midst of the primary elections going on across the country, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that had near unanimous support. You would believe something so atypical would have gotten more ink than it received.

It didn’t.

What was blatantly missing in action during this much anticipated primary polling season was my time-honored conversation with my old Marine Polish paisan, the Jazzman – Robert Jasinski. During his six-decade run on this third post from the sun, he was an avid historian and a political sage who never hesitated to engage with anyone on any topic.

Of all the columns this space has hosted through the years, abortion has received plenty of ink.


Abortion gnaws at the American conscience because Roe v. Wade, which codified this horrific procedure into law, was the most egregious decision ever rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court. As a result, 65 million lives have been lost and counting.  If leftists were honest, they would admit abortion is unconstitutional and a legal abomination – a result of judicial activism – that must be undone. 

 With the Pennsylvania primary election upon us, the clarity of the November midterm elections will begin to emerge and loom even larger. With good reasons, expectations of a republican rout are running from sea to shining sea.

There is, however, one element, like hydrogen, that remains incessantly present – this incredible penchant for the GOP to create, among themselves, a circular firing squad. When republican incumbent State Rep. Kurt Masser announced that he would not seek reelection in November representing the 107th Pennsylvania Legislative District, it underscored such a political paradigm.

Given President Biden’s slumping approval numbers, CNN+s sudden termination, increasing crime rates, record inflation, a nonexistent border, transgender education being foisted upon kindergarten children, Democrats are doubling down with their four candidates for the open U.S. senate seat in Pennsylvania’s May 17th primary election.

It is easier to win an open seat than to defeat an incumbent. Retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey’s senate seat is a prime opportunity for Democrats to add to their senate number in a pivotal state that Biden carried in 2020.  

Candidate Malcom Kenyatta’s senate website opens with a video of the 31-year-old state representative from Philadelphia kissing his gay lover.

Many argue there are only three seasons: summer, winter, and road construction. Essentially, there are five. If you are a business, tax season is always in bloom – a perennial All-American weed. Provided your taxes are filed and you are not working on the dreaded tax-extension, here is an examination at a fundamental tax change for 2022.