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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.

Loyalty is now just about the only attribute that Republican voters value

It was hardly an unexpected outcome, but Liz Cheney was trounced yesterday in her primary run against Harriet (Who?) Hageman, a Republican attorney who once supported her. Wyoming voters — who gave Trump his biggest victory in 2020 — thought … Continue reading

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The cognitive dissonance that Trump defenders on the right are having to go through is almost comical

It has been kind of remarkable to watch the right wing news media and Trump apologists go after the FBI this week because of the raid at Mar-a-Lago. The FBI! The “law and order” party is freaking out because the … Continue reading

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Some of you may be wondering how many criminal investigations Donald Trump is actually involved in

Some of you following the news this week may be thinking, how many investigations is Donald Trump involved in. Well, it turns out a lot. My hometown newspaper, the Boston Globe, helpfully set forth a list: A House committee and … Continue reading

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What to say about the FBI raiding Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday

The FBI raiding Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday really was something to behold. The raid appeared to be focused on material that Trump had brought with him to Mar-a-Lago when he left the White House, containing thousands of pages of … Continue reading

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Maybe Republicans don’t really want to win the midterms after all

Who the fuck votes against capping the price of insulin? I mean, seriously, who the fuck? The issue came up as part of the omnibus Inflation Reduction Act, which the Democrats managed to pass in a rare Sunday session. Most … Continue reading

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Give Biden a nice win before the August recess.

Our President, Joe Biden, has been suffering from low approval ratings over the last year, mostly for things he has no responsibility for. Like the price of gas. Or inflation. Or that Joe Biden and Kyrsten Sinema adamantly refuse to … Continue reading

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The Hullabaloo about Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan is really misplaced

Nancy Pelosi’s decision to visit Taiwan as part of her Asia tour created quite the hullabaloo. Especially in China. Why did she decide to visit Taiwan? Honestly, don’t know. It wasn’t really explained in all the news coverage, including why … Continue reading

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Kansas voters soundly reject a proposal to strip them of abortion rights

Of all the things that I wasn’t expecting, having Kansas voters resoundingly defeat a Constitutional amendment that would have stripped them of protections for abortion rights would have been near the top of my list of unexpected things. That’s right, … Continue reading

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It really is something when Republicans vote against health care for Veterans

Republicans have been fairly notorious for trumpeting their support for veterans and the military, and using that support as a cudgel against Democrats. So what to make of the decision of 25 Republican Senators to oppose a bill that would … Continue reading

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Thank God for small victories: Steven Bannon convicted of contempt.

Well, thank God for small victories: last Friday, a federal jury convicted former Trump political adviser Steve Bannon on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress. The charges were for both failing to show up to testify and for failing … Continue reading

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