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Bad Lip Reading at Trump’s Inauguration

This is pretty funny!

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Coal in their Stockings?

It started when progressives started donating money to Planned Parenthood in the name of VP-elect Mike Pence. Pence receives a thank-you note for every donation. Donations have surged 17 times their normal rate since the election. But why stop there? Many progressives are now making donations to other organizations in the names of their Trump-voting […]

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Woe Be Gone?

Garrison Keillor says “Trump voters will not like what happens next“. Here are a few short quotes so you will go read the whole thing: The Trumpers never expected their guy to actually win the thing, and that’s their problem now. They wanted only to whoop and yell, boo at the H-word, wear profane T-shirts, […]

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Managing Trump

Reports are circulating that Donald Trump’s top campaign staffers have cut of his Twitter access until after the election. All I can say is it is about time. Can we cut it off permanently? I think Trump + Twitter = hate crime. Of course, Trump’s campaign has denied those reports, but I see no compelling […]

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Far Away

As this story is posted, I’m flying far away from the US. I will watch the US election from Paris. Regardless of the outcome, I’m really glad to be away. And as an added bonus, I get a foreign perspective on what is happening and what it means. Of course, there have been plenty of […]

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Leaking

The Atlantic has a short, concise summary of what is going on with the FBI. You should read it. Basically, anti-Clinton insiders at the FBI, with help from the Trump campaign — including Rudy Giuliani and Steve Bannon — leaked information saying that an investigation into the Clinton Foundation was likely to lead to an […]

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The Ex-Presidents

It is looking like every (living) ex-president is voting for Hillary Clinton. If you are keeping score, that’s three Democrats and two Republicans (both named Bush).

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The Verdict?

A powerful political ad created by Joss Whedon for Save the Day:

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Learning from History?

I never would have believed it if someone told me back in 2008 that the Republicans would nominate someone for president who makes Dubya look reasonable in comparison. This country elected Dubya, and during his watch 9/11 happened. Then he started two disastrous wars from which we are still trying to recover (and deliberately lied […]

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Laying Waste to the American Political System

Matt Taibi is one of my favorite investigative journalists, and his writing is always worth a read (even when I don’t entirely agree with him). His latest article in Rolling Stone “The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump” is a must read. The article is not so much about Trump as his followers, and the […]

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Changing Opinions?

© Matt Lubchansky Is it almost impossible to change people’s opinions with facts? If so, is democracy doomed?

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Policy In Their Own Words

The website ProCon.org is a goldmine of information about the presidential candidates and how they stand on the major issues of the day. The best part is that every position is backed up by the candidate’s own words using extensive quotes. For example, if you want to know how the candidates feel about abortion rights, […]

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Imagine the Debate

Electoral Vote imagines what the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be like. Basically, it is going to be both of them trying to unnerve the other. Here’s what they think it will be like: Moderator: How will you bring unemployment down to 4%? Trump: Hire people to build a wall. But […]

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Regrets

A new poll shows that a majority of Republicans wish they had picked someone else to be their nominee. “54 percent of Republican and GOP-leaning voters believe Trump isn’t the best choice as the party’s nominee, while 35 percent are satisfied with the real estate mogul as the party’s standard-bearer.” The problem is, of course, […]

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Disaster Preparedness

© Matt Wuerker I get the feeling that given the attention generated by the primaries (and despite any burnout) that the presidential debates (assuming Donald Trump shows up for them) will be the most watched in history. This comic is pointing out the difficulty of preparing for a debate against Donald Trump, who has taken […]

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