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Probably the last official deal crafted by Trump will be his pardon, whether of himself or by Mike Pence after Trump’s resignation with hours or minutes to spare. One wonders if Trump will leave the customary letter to his successor in the Oval Office desk, or perhaps just leave a...

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  • January 15, 2021

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

Trump will continue to make the pandemic-enhanced recession worse, as Trump suggests he'd leave the country. Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution – Title 18 US Code 1073: x I don't think Putin wants him.— Greg Olear (@gregolear) October 17, 2020 x Jesus. Trump’s doing a comedy farewell tour.pic.twitter.com/v1zir2MUKm — ken olin...

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  • October 18, 2020

The New York Times has a piece out about the U.S. Senate race about how Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon (D. ME) is running a strong campaign to unseat the incumbent U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R. ME): Her challenger is a smooth campaigner, fluent and assured about issues like Medicaid...

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  • September 28, 2020

This is Sunday and I am not only in the middle of Florida, a pandemic, been home for 6 months, live around nuts but lo and behold, Thursday last was a mess.  There was nothing going on that I could do a darn thing about and none of it coming...

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  • August 23, 2020

just up at the website of The Washington Post,  and titled Alexander Vindman: Coming forward ended my career. I still believe doing what’s right matters. Here is how he begins: After 21 years, six months and 10 days of active military service, I am now a civilian. I made the...

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  • August 1, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Georgia courtesy of The New York Times: Georgia was waiting early Wednesday for the results of primary elections riddled with serious problems, as voting machines all over the state malfunctioned and frustrated voters waited in long lines for hours. Much of the attention was on...

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  • June 10, 2020

Matthew Yglesias from Vox has a great piece out covering Joe Biden’s recent interview on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd. It was a sobering reminder of what a real leader looks like in a time of crisis. This particular part really sticks out: x As president, I will always...

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  • March 30, 2020

Joe Biden and Why America Needs a Strong Progressive Movement photo: Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont at Sunday’s debate at a CNN studios in Washington, D.C.(Evan Vucci / Associated Press) | Los Angeles Times By Alan Minsky, Executive Director – Progressive Democrats of America In...

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  • March 18, 2020

Trump may have been squandering Obama’s strong economy. (2018) “The benefits of this strong economy and sound financial system have not reached all Americans.” Economists call them leading economic indicators because they measure the early influencers on growth. In October 2019, they report that the economy is faltering slightly. It has slightly slower growth, low...

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  • February 2, 2020

2020 will continue Trump’s lying and incessant touting about an economy that has underperformed with the growth given him by PBO. Numbers artificially propped up by deficits and tax cuts will result in a potentially catastrophic and looming recession. Trump’s “trade war” has contributed to global slowing. With the new year...

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  • December 28, 2019

Donald Trump has gone on and on about the “insurance policy” supposedly undertaken by the FBI that was allegedly meant to keep him out of office. In the process, he’s made Peter Strzok and Lisa Page household names. But the new inspector general report actually unearthed plenty of anti-Hillary Clinton bias in...

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  • December 12, 2019

There are few heroes around but this is my favorite hero nowadays.   The strength of he and RBG is almost unimaginable.    Building houses and building faith and fighting for humanity is his lifestyle. Can you imagine being 95 YOA and working this hard at everything?   America could do well...

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  • December 1, 2019

and one can see it in Nick Kristof’s New York Times column today. Allow me to offer a framing, if I may, before getting to the column. And this will NOT be about limiting the influence of excessive wealth upon our political processes. That is an argument for another posting....

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  • June 13, 2019
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