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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.

Propaganda in Action: the tarring of Christine Blasey Ford

If you want to see an example of propaganda in action, you couldn’t do much better than to see the accusations currently being made against Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually … Continue reading

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Anonymous should not have been published in the New York Times

Include me among those who think that the “senior administrative official” who authored that anonymous op ed in the New York Times didn’t do anyone any favors. I don’t think the Times should have published it. First of all, I … Continue reading

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The Abortion Wars, Part 2

Yesterday we spent time talking about the legal underpinnings of the Roe/Casey decisions.  So, the question now is, what would happen of Roe v. Wade/Planned Parenthood v. Casey were actually overturned. What Would Happen if Roe/Casey were Overturned? If Roe/Casey … Continue reading

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The Abortion Wars, Part I

I was 15 years old in January of 1973, when Roe v. Wade was decided. At the time I think I barely knew what an abortion was. However, one thing I’m sure of is that I never, ever imagined that … Continue reading

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Rest assured, Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed

For those of you wondering if Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed: despite this morning’s circus, you can be assured he will be confirmed. All of the so-called Republican moderates (looking at you Susan Collins, Jeff Flake and Lisa Murkowski), useless … Continue reading

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The Indictment against the twelve Russian operatives

There is an attorney named James Dunlap[1] who took the time to summarize the indictment that Special DOJ Counsel Robert Mueller filed against 12 Russian agents (all part of a group known as the “Main Intelligence Directorate of the General … Continue reading

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Why was anyone surprised?

There’s been a lot of Sturm and Drang about Trump’s performance with Putin in Helsinki yesterday, but I don’t know what everyone is getting so excited about: it was completely predictable. Some commentators are saying that Trump’s performance was treasonous, … Continue reading

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