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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.

Barr’s hearing before the Judiciary Committee was a missed opportunity

Yesterday Attorney General Bill Barr appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, and it was a missed opportunity on both sides. The Democrats The Democrats had been waiting for over a year to get Barr back before the committee, and clearly … Continue reading

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Two Instances of Different Levels of Government Suing Each Other

The end of last week brought two interesting incidents of different levels of government suing each other. The Oregon Department of Justice filed suit against the federal government over the use of federal marshals in Portland The Governor of Georgia … Continue reading

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The Republicans have a seriously warped view of the First Amendment these days

Republicans — not all Republicans but many Republicans — seem to have a seriously warped view of the First Amendment these days. This can be demonstrated in several examples: Pence’s explanation for not wearing masks at Trump rallies Trump’s believing … Continue reading

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Trump keeps trying to wish away Covid 19, but it’s (surprise) not working.

By now it should be clear that President Trump seems intent on just wishing away the covid-19 pandemic so that it doesn’t interfere with his re-election chances. Thus his proclamation yesterday that all schools have to re-open in September, so … Continue reading

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Trump gets a temporary restraining order on his niece’s “tell all” book

Various media outlets reported yesterday that the Trump family managed (in their second attempt) to get a temporary restraining order against Mary L. Trump relative to the publication of her “tell all” book. Summarizing briefly: Mary L. Trump is the … Continue reading

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The Republicans have had 3751 days to come up with an alternative to Obamacare.

Some of you may have heard that on Friday, the Trump administration weighed in on a case before the Supreme Court trying to repeal Obamacare (formally known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). In a story reported by … Continue reading

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Where we’ve made progress and where there has been a backlash.

I used to like to point out that if you lived in the city of Newton Massachusetts (one of the wealthy suburbs of Boston which, during the 2010 census, had a demographic make-up of 79.6% White, 11.5% Asian, 2.5% African … Continue reading

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Why is the Anti-Racist movement so quick to minimize and dismiss allies?

A friend sent me a blog post recently that was entitled Five Racist Anti-Racism Responses “Good” White Women Give to Viral Posts. It was written by a white woman named Katie Anthony, a self-described “Feminist Werewolf.” The friend who sent … Continue reading

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Is Amy Cooper a typical white liberal?

On the same day that George Floyd took his last breath, Sunday, May 25, 2020, Amy Cooper tried to railroad Christian Cooper (no relation) in New York’s Central Park. I wrote about this recently, and the video of the incident … Continue reading

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It was nice of President Drumpf to tweet lies about Martin Gugino, the 75-year old protestor who was shoved to the ground.

By now many people have seen the viral video of Martin Gugino, a 75-year old protester who was shoved to the ground during a Black Lives Matter protest in Buffalo NY on June 4, 2020. Martin Gugino turns out to … Continue reading

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