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June 21st, 2024 - 6:07 pm § in Democrats, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Politics

NY Democrat risks seat by pushing for two-state solution

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY; photo, left), who represents a district with many Jewish voters, faces a serious primary challenge because of his opposition to Israel’s policies toward the Palestinian people. Bowman, like many American politicians, supports an eventual Palestinian state. But during [...]

June 21st, 2024 - 4:46 pm § in Politics

Elections don’t have to be perfect

There’s no such thing as a perfect election. Conducting a large election is a vast and complicated enterprise. Glitches occur: Polling place snafus, voting machines that didn’t work, miscounted ballots, lost ballots, and so on. But inadvertent problems and mistakes don’t target any[...]

June 21st, 2024 - 2:50 pm § in News Media, Politics, Republicans

Fox is already inciting election violence

Fox’s talking heads are already inciting election violence. They must want another Jan. 6, 2021. “Twice last week,” MSNBC reported here, Greg Gutfeld (photo, left) told Fox audiences “the public will only believe the 2024 results are legitimate if President Joe Biden loses.” Also las[...]

June 21st, 2024 - 2:22 pm § in Politics, Republicans

GOPer blames election loss on random fire alarms

Milk this cow for all she’s worth, ma! That’s not what you think. Cows from this herd give excuses, not milk. Rep. Bob Good (R-VA), a Freedom Caucus firebrand, is trailing in a primary. Looking for excuses to challenge a close election, he called out three suspicious “fires” [...]

June 20th, 2024 - 4:53 pm § in Politics, Republicans

This Senate candidate is lawless

When you elect someone to public office, you’re choosing more than his party’s policies. You’re also getting his character, experience, and the personal traits he’ll bring to the job of representing constituents. Bernie Moreno, 57, is the GOP nominee in Ohio’s 2024 Sena[...]

June 19th, 2024 - 9:27 pm § in Business, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Poll: Americans support DEI programs

Nationally, 61% of Americans support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs, a Washington Post/Ipsos survey conducted in mid-April of 2024 shows (read story here). The survey showed 34% consider DEI programs at companies “a bad thing.” That number roughly conforms with the perce[...]

June 19th, 2024 - 8:31 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Trump can’t do fractions

If you ask me who’s most likely to pull out the debates, I wouldn’t pick Biden. That’s because “Trump is already laying the groundwork to complain that the upcoming presidential debate is rigged against him,” Raw Story reported on June 19, 2024, citing the New York Time[...]

June 19th, 2024 - 5:14 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Democrats arrested for voting fraud in Connecticut’s largest city

I’ve waited a long time to do a post about Democratic voting fraud, but I finally found a case, and it’s a doozy! It should be noted, though, that this is a story about local contests between Democratic candidates in a solidly blue state, and doesn’t involve voting for president or[...]

June 18th, 2024 - 9:49 pm § in Politics

Vermont legislator should be expelled for harassing colleague

Mary Morrissey (photo, left) and Jim Carroll (photo, right) represent Bennington, Vermont, in the state legislature. Morrissey, a Republican, is pro-life; Carroll, a Democrat, is pro-choice. For five months, Morrissey harassed Carroll because of his position on abortion. Most of the harassment was [...]

June 18th, 2024 - 7:41 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Does Trumpian military strategy make sense?

In a wide-ranging Foreign Affairs op-ed published Tuesday, Trump’s last national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, decried “American weakness” and called for “peace through strength” (read Politico story here). That’s a meaningless political jab coupled with a [...]