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I voted for Bernie in the 2016 primary, but won't be doing so in 2020.

As many of you know, I voted for Bernie in the 2016 Massachusetts primary on Super Tuesday, but won’t be doing it again in 2020. Why did I vote for Bernie in 2016 I voted for Bernie for in 2016 … Continue reading

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How are we looking after the Las Vegas Democratic debate?

The other day I wrote about the polarity between Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg. And just to review, they both have the following things in common: Both of them are septuagenarians Both of them are Jewish. Neither one of them … Continue reading

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There's a fascinating debate among my own friends between Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg

I’ve been fascinated by an ongoing debate that is reflected even among my own friends between Bernie Sanders on the one hand and Mike Bloomberg on the other. Bernie and Bloomberg, both Jewish guys in their seventies, represent the polar … Continue reading

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Andrew Yang is not going to be President, but a Universal Basic Income is still a stupid idea.

I realize that Andrew Young will not be President, especially now that he withdrew from the Presidential campaign after his lackluster showing in the New Hampshire primary, but his “freedom dividend” where he wanted to give all Americans $1000 per … Continue reading

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We've normalized things which are definitely not normal under the Trump administration.

You may have read or seen the news that the Justice Department has overruled its professional prosecutors in recommending jail time for Roger Stone, the sleazy consultant and lobbyist who has long been a personal favorite of President Drumpf. In … Continue reading

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I'm almost on the Pete Buttigieg bandwagon after New Hampshire

I’m almost on the Pete Buttigieg bandwagon after New Hampshire, although not quite. While I was a Bernie supporter four years ago — as I’ve said repeatedly, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to vote for a septuagenarian socialist Jew as … Continue reading

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What happened to Trump's promise not to touch Social Security or Medicare?

I know this will shock absolutely no one (or at least no thinking person), but Donald Trump lied about his promise not to touch Social Security or Medicare. Yesterday Trump submitted his budget $4.8 trillion budget proposal for the next … Continue reading

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Shame on all the Republicans who claimed impeachment would restrain Donald Trump

Shame on all the Republicans who claimed impeachment would restrain Donald Trump, especially you, Susan Collins. Collins claims to be a moderate and an independent voice. She is so full of shit. Every time she has the chance to do … Continue reading

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Who knew that Mitt Romney, who threw his own signature health care law under a bus, would be a Profile in Courage?

I was never that big a fan of Mitt Romney. He was Governor of Massachusetts for a term, but to get there he had to lie, flagrantly, about his being pro-choice. (Spoiler alert: he’s not.) In 2012 I argued the … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi fights fire with fire, and Republicans are not happy.

At the 2020 State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, Nancy Pelosi ripped up Trump’s speech, visible from the podium, in an act of disrespect that clearly galled the Republicans. Whenever I hear Republicans complain about partisanship, it really … Continue reading

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