Monthly Archives: January 2019

FBI never found a motive for Stephen Paddock’s rampage

NPR reported the other day that the FBI never did find a motive for why Stephen Paddock killed and wounded so many people on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas. Not that it would have made much difference if they … Continue reading

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Trump’s border wall is really just a monument to himself

Gloria Berger, CNN’s Chief Political Analyst, recently wrote a piece that makes a great deal of sense. In sum, she argued that Trump sees his border wall as a monument to himself. As evidence Berger quotes Trump from the 2015 … Continue reading

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Why Trump’s promise that Mexico would pay for the wall matters

Some people think that it doesn’t matter that Trump promised not only to “build that wall,” but also that Mexico would pay for it. I disagree. I think it matters greatly. Consider for a moment why Trump promised that Mexico … Continue reading

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The Democrats grew some balls

I’ve admitted in the past that I wasn’t so sure Nancy Pelosi should be speaker again, but her performance since resuming to hold the gavel has definitely won me over. For one thing, under Pelosi’s 2nd speakership the Democrats have … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with a border wall anyway?

Donald Trump promised his supporters that he would build then a big beautiful wall on the Mexican border, and he promised us all, repeatedly, that the Mexican government would pay for it. Now he’s shut down the government to make … Continue reading

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Right-wing bloggers thought a student video of Alexandria dancing would damage her credibility.

Right wing bloggers and social media types tried to embarrass new Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by unearthing a video in which she and a bunch of other Boston University students dance in an effort to reproduce a scene from the Breakfast … Continue reading

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Donald Trump really is not like any other President

There are, I’m sure, conservatives out there who don’t understand why we (liberals and progressives, etc.) make such a big deal out of Donald Trump. They had to “suffer” through Barack Obama’s eight years as President. So allow me to … Continue reading

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