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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.

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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If you don’t actually want to defund the police, then don’t call if defunding the police

Proposals to “defund” the police make us on the left look completely ridiculous to the rest of America. Now, I realize that what people mean when they say “defund the police” is not always as it sounds. As reported recently: … Continue reading

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President Drumpf is working overtime to accuse Antifa of violence in the George Floyd protests

President Drumpf has been working overtime to accuse Antifa of the violence and looting at the George Floyd protests around the country. Unfortunately for Trump, Antifa is barely a thing. As recently explained in the New York Times: Antifa is … Continue reading

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They were being Video-recorded while they were doing it.

As most people know by now, there were two racially charged incidents which took place on Memorial Day, and both of which ended up on YouTube. One was of little relative consequence and one was of great consequence and has … Continue reading

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