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June 24, 2017

Elections

Orange Privileges, Immunities & Atrocities

Poised as we are just before a hallowed holiday weekend, and in further honor of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars as well as our nation’s foremost motor-car race, reporting on the Trump-fueled daily disasters is just “coming in too fast.” The clown-car demolition derby leading up to his first ill-fated big-boy trip, the emblematic

Hacking of Minds

The Russian hacking of our Presidential election is no longer in doubt. However, there are some misunderstandings about it. Some on social media clearly think it was our ballot boxes that were hacked. It wasn’t our ballot boxes that were hacked; it was the minds of the electorate. Why were we so gullible? James Clapper

Now It’s Mueller’s Investigation

The announcement by Rod Rosenstein that he has appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to take over the Russia investigation is encouraging, and for two reasons: First, it’s a ray of hope for millions of Americans who were rightly concerned that the wheels were coming off this democracy. Two, it’s a thorough rebuke to this

A Line Has Been Crossed

This nightmare will soon be over. A line has been crossed. Now, there is no plausible way to salvage the Trump presidency. Impeachment or resignation will not be enough. Either result would remove one person from power, but every member of the administration has been implicated in the cover-up – or worse. They are all

Dems Need To Bury The Past and Embrace The Future

Andrew Sullivan has a piece in New York magazine that in my opinion is a must read for every Democrat in the country. It’s titled, “Why Do Democrats Feel Sorry for Hillary Clinton?” and it’s the most brutally honest assessment I’ve seen not only about what happened in the 2016 election, but the current state

Dems Should Tell Mike Flynn To Take A Hike

So the man who said that anybody seeking immunity has probably committed a crime is now asking for immunity to testify before Congress. Now that’s what I call irony. Kudos to the Senate Intelligence Committee for rejecting the offer. It’s obvious that Mike Flynn knows his goose is cooked. Why on Earth would he be

How Much Choice Can You Handle?

So. Betsy DeVos will be our new Secretary of Education. Every educator I know is freaked out about the fact and what it portends for public education in this country. Will she use her power to divert public moneys to private and religious schools? (Definitely.) Will she preside over the complete dismantling of the Department

Why We Should Be Afraid, But Why We Should Be Hopeful

Let me be clear here. That was no mere transfer of power that took place Friday afternoon. Mitt Romney wasn’t taking the oath of office up there. Nor was John McCain, or George W. Bush, or George H.W. Bush, or Ronald Reagan or even Richard Nixon. What we witnessed Friday was not only dark in

Dems Still In Denial About the Election

In just three weeks Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States and it is crystal clear that the Democratic Party still hasn’t accepted that reality. Worse, it doesn’t seem to have a plan with how to deal with the incoming administration. This denial isn’t just limited to Democrats.

The National Popular Vote vs the Electoral College

In the popular vote totals, each vote has equal weight. One person’s vote counts the same as any other person’s vote. This isn’t true in the Electoral College, something we all know. In the Electoral College, some votes count more than others. So now we have a discussion about the Electoral College choosing Trump as

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