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Former President Trump ordered the Pentagon to release all of its information on “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) within 18 days in his last coronavirus relief bill in December 2020. More inexplicable sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) will be released for public scrutiny in June — including a UFO that broke...

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  • May 29, 2021

It does seem clear that in the name of “bipartisanship, there may be pro-Trumpists chosen who will attempt to sabotage such a commission, because some will accept the same false premises manufactured in both Trump impeachments. Perhaps the most important thing is that it focuses the scope of the commission on “the...

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  • May 16, 2021

Donald Trump’s time in office was defined by death, destruction, disarray, and multiple attacks on democracy. Yet we must never forget that Trump’s legacy also includes an evil milestone, reached in 2018, when the United States, for the first time ever, ranked among the top five deadliest countries for journalists....

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  • February 6, 2021

This is something I have been considering for a long time [10 years or so] and the events of January 6th 2021 are slowly coalescing my thoughts on the subject. Or maybe I’m just slow. An article in the FT written in 2008 The new Russo-Chinese model is authoritarian and...

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  • February 3, 2021

Lots of manipulation today, but the House always wins even in the case of GameStop.  Elizabeth Warren on the GameStop surge on @CNBC:”The billionaires and some hedge funds are yelling because they're not the ones, the only ones, who make money when the manipulation works.” x This is the same...

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  • January 28, 2021

​Please practice greater situational awareness from January 17 to January 20. We all trust that those whose jobs it is to keep the nation safe are doing that effectively despite the numbers of law enforcement officials participating in violent anti-government demonstrations. x Police departments across the United States are opening probes...

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  • January 10, 2021

Quite a few republicans are whining that the Tangerine Tyrant has damaged his legacy. Really? Trillions in tax cuts for the wealthy both corporate and private, pennies for the poorest. Praising racists and authoritarians for four years. Building America’s picket fence on the Mexican border, he only needed it to...

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  • January 7, 2021

Wannabe Fascists do what wannabe fascists do. I am not surprised at what the ToP [Trump’s own Party] is trying to do, not in the least. I am surprised they haven’t tried to claim that those who did not vote are all republicans and only didn’t vote because of Poll...

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  • November 10, 2020

Although frequently posed as one question — “should we eliminate the Electoral College?” — there really are two separate questions: should we (i) abolish the Electoral College, but keep the formulation where each state’s weight is based on the combined total of its US Senators and Representatives, or (ii) move entirely to a national popular vote? I...

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  • October 1, 2020

Today when we hear the words ‘new normal’ it generally relates to living life with Covid-19. The Coronavirus has altered lives not only in the crowded cities and cozy suburbs of America but in the Brazilian favela and the bowels of the London Underground. A large amount of the over...

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  • July 22, 2020

Bernie Sanders appeared on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. Chuck tried to make an issue with the problem Bernie would have with his self-ascribed Socialist moniker if he became the Democratic Party’s nominee. Bernie illustrated how easy it will be to flip the argument. Bernie can go toe to...

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  • February 9, 2020

I was transported yesterday from the East Room of the White House back to 1997 when the President spoke yesterday before an assembled group of embarrassing open-mouthed American political seals. In that year, the Seinfeld episode entitled the Strike aired December 18, 1997 and introduced the pseudo-celebratory idea of Festivus....

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  • February 7, 2020

I’ve never served in the military.  I grew up in a strict household under my Dad and went to private Catholic schools were there was always some authority figure bearing down.  Therefore, the last place I wanted to be was in the military.  As time has gone by though, I...

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  • October 18, 2019

Excellent William Saletan article in Slate reminding us how much Turkey is part of Trump’s corruption going back to Mike Flynn. It’s made worse as Turkey begins its new attacks on the Kurds. It’s hard to keep track of President Donald Trump’s betrayals of his country. First he solicited Vladimir Putin’s...

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  • October 9, 2019

We are in the 21st Century, not the fourteenth, nor is it the 1860s. Yet, we have a President who, in the span of one week, has reportedly threatened to use an alligator filled moat at the border, start a Civil War, execute a man or woman whom President Trump...

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  • October 2, 2019

Unlike the late night comics, I didn’t find it funny nor amusing that Trump called himself an “extremely stable genius” and then went around the room to demand his toadies proclaim how great and calm he was after his temper tantrum. It wasn’t funny to me—more along the lines of...

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  • May 24, 2019

Donald Trump called John McCain a “loser”, said he was “not a war hero”, and mocked him for being a POW. (“I like people who weren’t captured”). And then he got mean … Meghan McCain asked him to stop mocking her dad, and Trump promised her he would—and kept his...

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  • July 28, 2018

You’ve got to feel some sympathy for authoritarian followers at this point, don’t you, because they get nailed coming and going. First of all, they rely on the authorities in their lives to provide their opinions. Usually they don’t care much what the evidence or the logic for a position...

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  • April 21, 2016

As we showed in our analysis of the Clinton/Obama primary fight in 2008, in our book, as well as in analysis of election data from 2010 and 2012, what distinguishes Democratic from Republican voters among whites isn't education level or income level. It's authoritarianism. The data are consistent in this...

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  • March 17, 2016

When the left reacts the same way as the extreme right it is the extreme right that gains She has made political capital from the fact that Hollande’s response to the attacks included hardline security measures – such as border controls, more armed police and revoking the citizenship of convicted...

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  • December 1, 2015

See evil. This goes to May 14th when the U.S. military does surveillance and gets all the proper details: how many truck bombs, how many ISIS fighters came in, how many guns. How the attacks formed up. Then they did nothing about it. Same on the 15th. On the 16th...

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  • June 1, 2015