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About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.

New Kavanaugh allegations should not surprise anyone at all

It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the Senate did not allow enough time for Brett Kavanaugh to be investigated properly before they voted to confirm him to the Supreme Court. Anyone who was following the case at the … Continue reading

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It’s not Trump’s Craziest idea, but there is a Flaw in the Plan

It’s not the craziest idea that Donald Trump ever had, the idea to buy Greenland. Following World War II, the United States developed a geopolitical interest in Greenland, according to Wikipedia. Before that, in 1867, Secretary of State William H. … Continue reading

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We’re now a permanently Schizophrenic Country

It’s become clear that we’re now a permanently schizophrenic country, divided between people who voted for President Obama and those who voted for President Kim Jong-Don, and a few nutjobs who voted for both. Following up on his Twitter attack … Continue reading

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One could hardly find a less charismatic person or a more legalistic communicator than Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller may be a marine hero and well-regarded former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but appearing in front of Congress he just seems nervous and rigid. One could hardly find a person who is less charismatic. Unlike … Continue reading

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President Trump is going from being a “dog whistle” racist to an all out flaming racist.

Playing to his base, the divider in Chief picked a twitter war with “the Squad” (progressive U.S. House of Representative members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts) by … Continue reading

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A literal “Sophie’s Choice” at the Border

Here is where we’ve come to: we now have a literal “Sophie’s Choice” at the border with Mexico. To make a long story as short as possible, NPR reported on Monday about a three-year old girl named Sofi, who has … Continue reading

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President Trump wants us to believe he pulled back for Humanitarian reasons.

President Trump wants us to believe that he pulled back from bombing Iran because his military told him that about 150 Iranians would die, and that is not a proportional response for the shoot-down of a military drone. Even a … Continue reading

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Handicapping the 20 declared Democratic Candidates

With Joe Biden’s entry into the race, that makes 20. Twenty declared candidates for the Democratic nomination for President. What’s likely to happen over the next 18 months (552 days to be precise) is that there will be a “flavor … Continue reading

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Obviously there was no tax reform under the Republicans in 2017

Like a lot of the rest of you, I did my taxes and finished them up on Monday. I wasn’t quite sure what they would look like because last year I bought a two-family house, and now I have tenants … Continue reading

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The Democrats are starting to cannibalize themselves again, this time over Joe Biden

Joe Biden is a touchy guy who likes to give people shoulder rubs. This isn’t exactly news. This has been known inside the beltway and among politicos for decades. But Joe Biden might now survive the #metoo movement in 2019. … Continue reading

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