Politics

Trump reveals how to never elect another Republican again

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/30/trump-republican-party-voting-reform-coronavirus The truth emerges just as we suspected. This is about as close to admitting that Republicans have to suppress the vote and/or cheat to win as one might get short of a total admission. “The things they had in there were crazy. They had things, levels of voting that if you’d ever agreed to […]

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Republican Supremacists?

The American people deserve to understand why Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and Congressional Republicans are hell-bent on pursuing an irrational and reprehensible public policy agenda. McConnell’s current, frenzied mission to drum up fifty votes to abolish Obamacare by September 30 and to cut $1billion from Hurricane Harvey relief to fund the Trump border wall folly […]

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Deconstructing Trump=Truth

The Rachel Maddow Show shares more of Maddow’s remarkable ability to play the long-game in pursuit of the truth. She and her team stay on stories that confound other news outlets and analysts. When others throw up their hands and move on, Rachel digs deeper. Deconstruct, analyze, remain vigilant and tenacious; these are the skills […]

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After the Storm in Trump’s America

What will the victims of Hurricane Harvey have to look forward to after the storm? Will they have health care?  Will they have rental assistance?  Will they have extended unemployment insurance?  Will homeless shelters have enough beds?  Will Food Stamps and school lunches be available? Maybe.  But, perhaps not. There was a time when our […]

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Generation Gap or Generational Power?

What would happen if we actually stopped believing the generation gap hype?  Forget generation, X, Y, Z, Baby Boomers.  There is no generation gap that is meaningful in any positive way.  We can all learn new things from each other no matter what our generation.  Just imagine the power–personal, relational and political–we could wield if […]

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Beyond the tea party: What Americans really think of government

When we allow nameless, faceless corporations and individuals to influence our election and define the issues for us, we will continue to get a government that does not meet our needs. All of those negative ads are disturbingly alike. They are not civic discourse illuminating the issues. The are in fact pure unmitigated marketing designed to lead us as if we are sheep to embrace their slogans. Their purpose is to inbed them in our psyches until we think that what they are telling is us true. That it is real. Those messages become that commercial jingle we just can’t get out of our heads even though it is irritating as hell!

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