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Ironic Immigration

© Jen Sorensen Bad choices often come home to roost, but in this case, it is a vicious cycle where our reaction to a perceived problem just makes the problem worse. Donald Trump rails against immigrants, both legal and illegal. But think about it a minute. Where are these migrants coming from? Mostly from the […]

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Fair and Balanced?

© Jen Sorensen It’s true. After the 2016 presidential election all of the news media wanted to know how they were so wrong in assuming that Donald Trump had no chance of becoming president. I’m not sure why. Heck, even Trump himself was surprised that he was elected. The author of this comic, Jen Sorensen, […]

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Safety and Liberty

In 1775, Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “They who can give up essential Liberty to obtain a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” We should all remember that when we consider the actions and words of Donald Trump this Thanksgiving weekend, when he attacked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals because they would not […]

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Supreme Family

Some readers may have a problem with this one. And I admit that I still think that Brett Kavanaugh should not have been confirmed to the Supreme Court, even more because of what he did during his confirmation than what he did back in high school. But now that he is on the Supreme Court, […]

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Apparently, we can’t just get along

The FBI reports that in 2017 hate crimes increased by 17%, a particularly large jump. That’s the largest number of hate crimes in the last decade, and the third year in a row that hate crimes increased. Before that, hate crimes had been generally decreasing. Hate crimes increased by an even larger amount against Jews […]

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Can’t we all just get along?

© Joel Pett People, I just want to say, you know, can we all JUST get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it, making it horrible for the older people and the kids? … It’s just not right. It’s not right. It’s not, it’s not going to change anything. We’ll, we’ll get […]

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Collusion?

© Steve Breen The first thing that Trump did after the midterm elections is to get rid of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Trump then replaced him with a toady who will certainly try to shut down the Mueller investigation. But most constitutional lawyers say that what Trump did is unconstitutional. For example, here is […]

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Election! Vote!

Today is election day, and I am totally afraid to predict what might happen. That’s both the result of the election, or what the reaction might be. I wouldn’t be surprised by anything that might happen. Will someone hack into the voting machines and throw a few elections? We know it could be done. Will […]

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Happy Halloween!

The scariest things this Halloween are Fox News and Donald Trump. Even though they are trying to scare everyone by claiming that the US is being invaded by immigrants. You know, immigrants, like the ancestors of almost everyone in the US. Indeed, the immigrants already invaded, long ago. © Keef Knight

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Rage

In April 2016, Donald Trump was interviewed by Bob Woodward and Bob Costa. They asked candidate Trump if he needed to tame the rage in the Republican Party. Trump replied: Yes, yes, but I bring that out in people. I do. I’m not saying that’s an asset or a liability, but I do bring that […]

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The Dark Ages

Actually, this comic brings up something I’ve always thought about. The Dark Ages happened after both the Greek and Roman civilizations. This is strong evidence that things like democracy, freedom, and the arts should not be taken for granted. They can — indeed they have — gone away, replaced by feudalism and serfdom. I have […]

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Playing the Victims

A new survey conducted by YouGov and The Economist teases out something that we have long suspected. Trump voters say that men are discriminated against more than gays, women, and ethnic minorities. According to the result, the percentage of Trump voters who believe that the following groups face “a great deal” or “a fair amount” […]

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Another Puerto Rico?

Hurricane Michael left death and destruction across the SouthEast, but Donald Trump said it was ok for him to go ahead and hold a political rally, because: We had it under great control. Because FEMA and everything else. We had White House, we had on the plane, on Air Force One. I was totally monitoring. […]

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October Surprise?

Yes, the Republicans did manage to get an accused attempted rapist confirmed to the Supreme Court, but that seems to be the only good news for them. Yesterday, the Dow Jones average dropped 832 points. This has Wall Street rattled, and further drops are expected. On top of that, stock in Ford Motor Co. is […]

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The SC solution

Benjamin Wittes (the editor in chief of Lawfare and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution) published an excellent article in The Atlantic titled “I Know Brett Kavanaugh, but I Wouldn’t Confirm Him“. I agree with everything Wittes says. He gives more than one strong reason why Kavanaugh should not be confirmed. He does this without […]

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