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September 17th, 2022 - 2:54 am § in Politics

A brief essay on border walls

Republicans are milking the influx of migrants across America’s border with Mexico for political gain, but they don’t have a solution for it.¬†Walls can’t keep people out, and never have. They simply go over, under, through, or around them. Let’s review some historic walls. T[...]

September 17th, 2022 - 2:03 am § in Democrats, Politics

GOP Senate candidate wants to politicize the military

Few things in American democratic traditions are more sacrosanct than the idea that the military must be an apolitical institution. But Blake Masters, the boyish 36-year-old GOP nominee for the Arizona Senate seat once held by John McCain and currently held by Mark Kelly, a retired Navy officer and [...]

September 17th, 2022 - 1:24 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

California governor advertises abortions in red states

While the GOP governors of Florida and Texas are spending taxpayer money to dump migrants in blue states (and Florida’s governor, at least, may have stepped on a landmine in doing so, see story here), California Gov. Gavin Newsom has a political stunt of his own. He’s invading their turf[...]