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A modest proposal for the future of America

Being statesmanlike, halfway reasonable, or even using basic good manners does not work Politics has never been a pillow fight.  It has always been intense. But since the days of Reagan, those on the...

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The Whole Thing in 200 Words

I awoke on Saturday to the last minute of the weekly NPR program “Left Right and Center”.   The program’s host, Josh Barrow, concluded with these comments: The policy results of the past 20 years have...

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Five ACA questions to ask Every Republican

This week when the Cheetos-colored Russian agent had his press conference, not a single reporter asked any substantive questions about this “repeal and replace” thing. The questions were all...

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Trump's Tweet about MLK

OK, as far as I know, Trump has not written the above tweet. But the point is, is there anybody on the entire planet who would be surprised if he had? This man is so far below the standard of...

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Yes, Deficits Actually Matter

The New York Times wrote an interesting article looking at the deficit spending impact of Trump’s proposals so far. They conclude that he is on course to add $10 TRILLION dollars to our debt over the...

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How Our Health Care System Sucks

With the ACA, Obama gave the drug companies a completely free ride as a political gesture so that they wouldn’t run those Harry and Louise ads.  And he mostly gave HC providers a free pass too.  The...

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There may be only 5 people on the earth who can save this country

What Trump has done is far beyond party and ideology, it is time the “Living 5” come together and put an end to this. I give W credit for both being very respectful to the office after his term and for...

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Can somebody answer a simple question about "The opioid epidemic"?

Simple question.  Why is it that when mostly white people abuse drugs (often illegally) and those drugs are supplied by Big Pharma, we call that an “opioid epidemic” and are all about adding billions...

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"Possible" Manafort was a Russian plant? That's a virtual certainty.

Finally the media is getting around to the real story.  Former CIA Chief of Staff allows that maybe, possibly Putin dictated that Manafort be Trump’s campaign manager. www.rawstory.com/… Ya think?...

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A Rare Opportunity to Engage

The Colin Kaepernick story has been out there for a long time and the right-wingers have been using this to keep the outrage machine running at full speed.  Things changed this weekend.  When Jerry...

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We need to be honest with ourselves. The ACA was a dumpster fire long before...

I’m not here to debate whether Trump is the worst President in history.  Almost certainly history will bear that out.  And I’m not here to say Trump isn’t doing bigly harm to our health care every...

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The most obvious question all of the media goofs refuse to ask

OK.  We get it.  Trump want to fire Mueller.  We don’t need 24x7 news coverage swarming with hysterical “BREAKING NEWS” crawls covering up the octo-boxes with a bunch of moronic discussion from talking...

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I'd rather have one smart pundit than 10 "liberal" pundits

It is getting ridiculous — maybe pathetic is the better adjective.  These ninnies seem utterly incapable of seeing what is sitting right in front of them.  Nightly, we are treated to endless debates...

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Melania is Very Unhappy with her life

Cosmopolitan is writing Melania is "very, very unhappy with her life," and that "If she could, she would get away from Donald and just be with her son." She did bring this upon herself.  The most...

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CBS Reports major problems in Ronny Jackson nomination

See the CBS report. The accusations include "excessive drinking on the job, improperly dispensing meds, ...” Gee, I wonder what 229-pound, orange-colored misfit he has been dispensing controlled...

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"Get up to 2% of GDP"? That's the wrong question.

As Usual, Trump is creating the narrative that the media dutifully parrots day in and day out.  Trump is bitching about the NATO countries that are a little bit below the rule that they should be...

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Let's stop acting like we don't know why the GOP is blocking the FBI from...

The goofs at MSNBC have been droning on for hours about “Golly, we don’t understand why the Republicans are blocking an FBI investigation.” It is not complicated and it is an insult to our intelligence...

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We need a strategy for dealing with the structural imbalance in the Senate

The Constitution (17th amendment) says that each state gets two Senators: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six...

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A simple way to solve the border wall problem

I can fix this problem. Give Trump the $5 billion. No, I mean GIVE TRUMP the $5 billion. Maybe I’m not being clear enough.  Offer Trump this simple proposition: “Take this $5 billion on the condition...

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Trump has ruined two of the GOP's strongest messages

Not a major diary here.  I just wanted to observe that at the same time that Trump has cancelled all daily press briefings, the major media have become very comfortable getting, in effect, daily...

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