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January 18th, 2020 - 12:14 pm § in Politics

Why post anonymously?

It’s very common for people posting social and political commentary online to do so under a screen name. The purpose is to hide their real identities from strangers. Quite a few blogs protect the identities of their users, and may treat efforts to “out” the identity of an anonymous[...]

January 18th, 2020 - 12:21 am § in Politics

That Nunes letter

Last month, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) (photo below) insinuated Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) (photo left) may have conspired with Giuliani associate Lev Parnas to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. In short order, Rep. Lieu received a letter from Nunes’ lawyer threatening him with a defamation lawsui[...]

January 7th, 2020 - 11:57 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

An Impressive Argument for Single Payer

This is very worth reading.  The authors, while coming from a well-known supporter of the Sanders and Warren Medicare for All plans, have now published an objective analysis that is convincing. It is not a full study.  Himmelstein deals only with administrative overhead.  I can also fault it for [...]

January 6th, 2020 - 1:06 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Jews, Politics, Saudi Arabia

Soleimeni Biography

FROM WIKIPEDIA AND OTHER SOURCES: Qasem Soleimani (Persian: قاسم سلیمانی‎, pronounced [ɢɒːˌsem(e) solejmɒːˈniː] The gory image of Iran’s hero comes from three sources .., Sunni Arabs, Israelis, and Americans. Sunni arabs today live in chaos.  Where there is order, it [...]

December 31st, 2019 - 2:08 pm § in Politics

Biden says he’ll appoint Obama to SCOTUS

While campaigning in Iowa this weekend, Joe Biden told an audience he would nominate Barack Obama for the Supreme Court, if Obama was willing to serve in that capacity. Read story here. Personally, I like the idea. Vote Democrat and get President Biden and Justice Obama. Vote Republican and you̵[...]

December 13th, 2019 - 12:43 pm § in Politics

GOP governor pardons killer whose family donated to his campaign

A convicted killer’s family raised over $25,000 for defeated GOP Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s re-election campaign. Yesterday, Bevin pardoned him. Democrats are asking the state attorney general to investigate. Read story here. Photo: Lame duck GOP Gov. Matt Bevin has issued more than 400 pardons [...]

December 11th, 2019 - 8:57 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Paul Volcker called out Trump’s “nihilistic movement” before he died. “They seek to discredit our democracy and truth itself.”

“Three months before he died, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker issued a scathing critique against President Donald Trump and the “movement to undermine Americans’ faith in our government and its policies and institutions,” CNBC reported on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. “In [...]

December 3rd, 2019 - 4:38 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Book Review: “A Warning” by Anonymous

There is no doubt the anonymous author of this Trump expose is a Republican and ideologically conservative. He (or she) does not want the 2020 election to result in Democratic policies being put in place. Nonetheless, Anonymous concludes that “Donald Trump should be fired” because he lac[...]

December 3rd, 2019 - 10:30 am § in Politics

Harris drops out

Sen. Kamala Harris canceled a high-profile fundraising event in New York City and then announced she is dropping out of the Democratic nomination race, CNN reported Tuesday morning. Harris started the campaign with a strong first-debate performance, but has slipped steadily since then, and has been [...]

November 29th, 2019 - 9:51 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Twitter bans GOP opponent of Rep. Ilhan Omar for making death threats

Twitter has banned Danielle Stella, a Republican seeking to unseat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), for making multiple posts about killing the congresswoman, the company has confirmed to Huffington Post, which reported the story here. Stella, a Trump supporter and QAnon fan, repeated a conspiracy theory [...]