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The Russia Connection: Stay Focused

As we come to the end of Trump’s first 100 days in office, it is more than ever important to stay focused on what we know and don’t know about the Russia connection.  The last few days have brought important … Continue reading

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RyanFail: No Victory for Democrats

Now the fight begins in earnest. The collapse of the House Republicans w(h)ealthcare bill on Friday was a debacle for Paul Ryan, the Republican leadership, and Trump.  Trump and others may try to blame the Democratic Party for the ‘failure’, but … Continue reading

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I Want Leadership From the Democratic Party

ADDENDUM below 17.3.12 I’m not getting it, and neither are you. Today I get the survey below from the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee).  The e-mail is ostensibly from Nancy Pelosi. They forgot to ask “Have you stopped beating your wife?” … Continue reading

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What Are We For? Healthcare (1)

As we resist the Trump/Republican political cyclone domination of national political institutions, it is important to say what we are for.  (Not just what we are against.)  Here’s a first contribution. With Healthcare, it is relatively easy to say what we … Continue reading

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Trump Vs. Republicans (3): The Speech to a Joint Session

What to make of the President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night? I’ve read many takes on the speech (more below on this) but the general drift is this: (a) it went over well with the … Continue reading

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Republicans vs. Trump (2)

Thirteen months ago, while the primaries were winnowing out the host of Republican candidates, the influential conservative publication The National Review published a powerful editorial against Donald Trump in an effort to stop his candidacy.  In no uncertain terms the intellectual … Continue reading

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Worries and Dissents 17.2.20

On the dissents front, here’s a piece from Commentary by Nicholas Eberstadt that aims to support the Trumpian view that things are less well off (more chaotic) than ‘those in the bubble’ say they are.  Our Miserable 21st Century.  One snippet: … Continue reading

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