Archive for the ‘Donald Trump’ Category

October 29th, 2020 - 2:24 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

How the GOP could prevail against the voters

This article contains news and liberal commentary. Unless the polls are wildly wrong, Biden will win the popular vote, possibly by a huge margin. But that doesn’t determine who gets to be president. Trump is a wildly unpopular president, and the GOP is an unpopular minority party, but Republic[...]

October 28th, 2020 - 2:36 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment, Politics

Who would repair EPA under Biden?

This article contains news and liberal commentary. With the election still in the future, it’s premature to count chickens by assuming there will be a Biden presidency, but it’s not too soon to talk about what a Biden administration might look like, because undecided voters (if there are[...]

October 27th, 2020 - 2:25 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

Three democracies that survived near-misses with tyranny

The best way to learn is from other people’s travails. Two University of Chicago professors studied three democratic countries that barely missed being taken over by tyrants. Take a look at how they saved themselves. Case #1: Finland in 1930 “[T]he right-wing mass Lapua movement that par[...]

October 27th, 2020 - 11:42 am § in Donald Trump

Trump’s web of debt

The Daily Mail, a U.K.-based tabloid, says Trump has $900 million of debt coming due, not $471 million. (Click on image to enlarge.) Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 27th, 2020 - 10:57 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Election glitches are NOT “fraud”

Citizens exercising their right to vote is not “fraud.” Counting their votes isn’t “fraud,” either. Preventing eligible voters from voting is fraud. Not counting their votes is fraud. Stopping vote counting before all the votes are counted is fraud. Overruling the voti[...]

October 25th, 2020 - 8:21 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Nice election you got there. It’d be a real shame if anything happens to it.

But experts say those fears are overblown. Elections are run by impartial professionals. There are processes to deal with irregularities, challenges and contests. They argue public fears of mayhem are people’s imaginations getting the better of them. Read story here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

October 25th, 2020 - 2:18 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Was the Civil War about slavery?

This article is liberal commentary. Lincoln didn’t think so. He didn’t get around to emancipating the slaves until 3 years into the war, and then only in the secessionist states, as a measure to punish them for secession and pressure them to give up. Lincoln fought the Civil War to prese[...]

October 25th, 2020 - 1:25 am § in Donald Trump, Misc., Politics

Biden’s right, they’re “chumps”

This article contains news and liberal commentary. The rightwing blogosphere lit up like a Christmas ship on Saturday, October 25, 2020, when Joe Biden told his campaign rally in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the Trump supporters gathered outside the event honking horns, waving flags, and yelling (pho[...]

October 24th, 2020 - 1:07 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Politics

Trump visa change could expel 12,000 doctors

     Trump is making it “more difficult to renew J-1 exchange visitor visas, which allow scholars, doctors and others to live temporarily in the US while they study or receive training,” CNN reported on Saturday, October 24, 2020.      “Visitors on J-1 visas are admitted to t[...]

October 23rd, 2020 - 6:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Artist’s concept of Biden rumors

You’re not supposed to understand them, nor do they want you to look closely. (The Atlantic) Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]