Need to learn a lesson from this presidency

What does this disastrous presidency teach us? Perhaps that when Russian intelligence agencies, the NRA (of which I’m a life member), our arcane electoral college and apathy combine, these four entities produced results that satisfied about 40% of Americans. Therein lies a deeper lesson. Our Constitution envisioned an educated and engaged electorate, but only about […]

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Thanks for avoiding daily blasts from the president

As we head to the 2020 elections, including our own LD 6 elections for state legislators, I hope the media manage to report the news without giving the president endless free coverage with blazing headlines repeating his most outlandish remarks. This is in effect part of his advertising plan. It is a free donation to […]

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Democracy fails if you don’t do your civic duty

I’m starting to hear that self-defeating refrain, “I will not under any circumstances vote for X.” It’s your civic duty to vote. No candidate is going to perfectly match your special interests, but one candidate will surely be at least slightly better than the other. If you don’t carry out your duty, democracy will fail. […]

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With Iran tensions increasing, peace still the goal

Peace is the goal. World peace. A peaceful evening with the family. Peace be with you. And also with you. Lets give peace a chance, to quote the Beatles. It is all that I am saying. Love your neighbor as yourself, to quote the Prince of Peace. The building of a Peace Temple in Williams […]

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Trump doesn’t understand how business works

President Trump keeps calling Obama’s Iran nuclear deal “terrible.” Why so? To understand Trump’s reasoning, we need to look at some history. In 2015, despite heavy sanctions, Iran had reached the capability of building nuclear weapons. Obama was at a crossroads: Should he go to war with Iran to stop them or should he give […]

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The current disaster in the White House

To quote former Arizona head coach Denny Green, “They are what we thought they were and we let them off the hook.” Coach Green was describing the Chicago Bears after they had just beat his Cardinals. To paraphrase this quote, one could say the same thing about Trump. He is what we thought he was […]

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Timely Reads

Today, Trump launches his re-election campaign (we thought that started a while back — seems it’s all he’s been doing). Rally in Orlando where the Orlando Sentinel greeted him this morning with this Editorial: Our Endorsement for President: Not Donald Trump. Meanwhile, a freshman representative from a purple district became the 67th Congressperson to call […]

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Trump Can’t Discuss Russian Attacks

This morning, we’re hit with further evidence that the President is not faithfully executing his office — as he swore he would do when he was inaugurated. Furthermore, his unelected aides are running the country because Trump cannot. Even though the Department of Homeland Security has primary responsibility for civilian cyberdefense, former DHS Secretary Nielsen […]

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Lawlessness Continues

We don’t need to rely only on the indictable instances of Obstruction of Justice set out in the Mueller Report. (Mueller Report, Vol. II) The Trump Administration’s obstruction and corruption continues unabated. Over just the last 24 hours, this happened: The Trump administration refused to comply, for a second time, with a deadline to release […]

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Americans Aren’t Buying “Total Exoneration”

Here’s what’s behind Trump’s tweet storm: Americans aren’t buying that the Mueller Report “totally exonerated” him. We need to keep up pushing back against the Trump/GOP storyline of exoneration, which Attorney-General Barr launched with his four-page misleading summary of the Mueller Report on March 24. The Barr Summary has not withstood the test of time. […]

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