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How to take a joke

Last week, SNL regular Pete Davidson made a joke at the expense of Republican Dan Crenshaw, who is a veteran of Afghanistan who lost one of his eyes in service to our country. Here’s the video, in case you didn’t see it: This weekend, Crenshaw, who is now a newly elected Congressman from Texas, showed […]

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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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The only thing we have to fear…

© Rob Rogers Could this election get any sillier? Is the dominant topic really a small, ragtag bunch of refugees fleeing Honduras in Central America? They have just only crossed the border into the most southern part of Mexico, and their numbers are already decreasing. Apparently they are going to walk north across mountainous country […]

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Could our politics get any crazier?

Sure they could! © Brian McFadden There’s only a few weeks before the election. People (including me) have noted that when Donald Trump accuses someone of something, it is probably true that he himself is guilty of the same thing (or worse). Will evidence surface that Trump was actually born in Kenya? Will we find […]

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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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Body Slam Politics

Today there is an election in Montana to fill the congressional seat vacated by Ryan Zinke when he became Donald Trump’s Secretary of the Interior. Montana only has one congressperson, and the state (and thus that district) went for Trump by 20 percentage points. So the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, has been expected to win. […]

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100 Days?

Three weeks before the election, Donald Trump gave a speech at Gettysburg promising a “100 day contract” with America. Here’s what that “contract” promised, put into a flashy graphic that Trump posted to Twitter: The tweet from Trump also said “My contract with the American voter will restore honesty, accountability & CHANGE to Washington! #DrainTheSwamp”. […]

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Sinking Feelings

Two new polls from Gallup and Pew Research are bad news not just for Donald Trump, but for Republicans in general. The number of Americans who say that Trump keeps his promises has plummeted from 62% in February to 45% (a drop of 17 points). “Can bring about changes this country needs” went from 53% […]

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Betting Against Trump

The UK betting house Ladbrokes has just raised the odds that Trump will be impeached or will resign to 56%. The odds were previously close to even at 52%, but things seem to be getting worse for the embattled president. And we may get our first official test of Trump’s failing popularity. Georgia will vote […]

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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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