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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.

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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Alex Jones really is going to be psychotic when the libel suits against him drive him into bankruptcy

There isn’t a word in the English language to describe how big of an asswipe Alex Jones is. Aside from all of his racist right-wing provocation, this is also the guy who claimed that the December 14, 2012 massacre at … Continue reading

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The Trump administration is trying to screw people out of healthcare, again

Not even finished with his “collusion delusion” victory tour, President Trump is back to trying to screw Americans out of health care. You might have thought that the health care fight was over when the Republicans failed to repeal Obamacare … Continue reading

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Today is the Day the United Kingdom was supposed to leave the European Union

Today is the day the United Kingdom was supposed to leave the European Union. “Brexit” (British Exit) has now been postponed (until either April 12 or May 22nd, depending on certain contingencies). (For my American readers who may not know, … Continue reading

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Instead of doing a victory lap, maybe the Republicans should thank Mueller and start working on how to get the Russians to stop screwing with our elections

With the Republicans doing their victory lap around “no collusion” in the wake of the Mueller’s report most essential finding, it’s interesting to observe how completely feckless they’ve become. There are so many places where Democrats and Republicans are different, … Continue reading

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