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  • Jun 23, 2019 12:25 PM
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    As one who cares about the issues, I am in the minority. Most people vote their emotions (e.g. likability) rather than thinking critically about what it would take to get legislation enacted on the important issues of the day...health care, climate change, jobs, etc. People who vote for Bernie Sanders because they really believe that he can get his version of Medicare for all passed, free college for everyone, and more freebees paid for by the rich live in a different reality.

  • Sep 15, 2019 05:03 PM
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    He was vetted, but Republicans do not give a damn about anything that would disqualify him. The vote was 52-48. All Democrats voted no except Joe Manchin.

    Elections have consequences.

  • Apr 08, 2014 10:30 AM
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    Chet -- You remind me of Trump making his case for the hurricane going through Alabama. If you are arguing with Jameson, he has left this website years ago. Let it go and move on.
  • Dec 17, 2010 09:21 PM
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    "The people don't elect U.S. presidents, God does." -- Sarah Palin
  • Aug 30, 2019 04:12 PM
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    The mob boss making the threat to NOAA was none other Wilber Ross, the sycophant in chief. Congress needs to investigate this behavior. The New York Times reports.
  • Jan 19, 2019 11:39 PM
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    I support a formal full blown impeachment inquiry as it gives it a higher status in issuing subpoenas but also elevates the publicity at a time when many Americans are tuned out watching "Days of our Lives", playing Fantasy Football (that's me), or following Tool. I hope most proceedings are televised and make front page news every day.

    There are many people who actually believe that Mueller has "totally exonerated" Trump, compliments of Barr. That needs to change.

  • Jun 23, 2019 12:25 PM
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    Eric Boehlert's article in the Daily Kos is a good one. It defines exactly the fear mongering and threats that the gun cult is making if Democrats enact any kind of gun safety legislation. Add to that Michael Cohen's prediction during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee: "Indeed, given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020 that there will never be a peaceful transition of power."

    It could be a self fulfilling prophecy...keep saying it again and again, and then sit back and watch the inspired violence when Trump loses and claiming, "I told you so!"

  • Mar 05, 2013 05:54 PM
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    Dockadams -- I agree. If one wants to understand the Taliban's hatred towards America long before the 9/11 attacks, then look at the Saudi Arabia financed madrassas that teach the most extreme puritanical form of Sunni Islamism called Wahhabism. According to Chris Murphy in 2016, the Saudi's spent at that time over $100 billion funding madrassas and mosques all over the world with the mission of spreading puritanical Wahhabi Islam. Strictly speaking, the Taliban practice Deobandism, another fundamentalist form of Islam very similar to Wahhabism. However, the Saudi financing of madrassas in Pakistan means that the distinction between the two sects of Sunni Islam are essentially moot when it comes to their hatred of Western societies.

    In this respect it is almost impossible to negotiate any terms with the Taliban because any accommodation to Western society would be seen as violating their extreme Islamic fundamentalist creed. Their clerics are being largely funded by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia...and who knows what the Russians are stirring up behind the scenes.

    On that note, Afghanistan has become America's catastrophic and endless blunder, and Russia (Putin) would like nothing more than to see us and our allies expend our human and financial resources to keep that blunder going on forever. As soon as the appearances of a negotiated settlement appear, something happens to scuttle it.

    Trump, the deal making president, thinks he can bring about a face saving solution in Afghanistan. That is as absurd as his deal making for a peaceful solution with Kim Sung-Un in North Korea.

  • Mar 27, 2019 03:22 PM
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    I've been following this and enjoy our colleagues across the pond try explaining it to their American counterparts. Of course we have our Trumpisms, but Boris seems to be trying to one up Trump for outrageous behavior.

    We need 21 Republican members of the Senate to vote with the Democrats to remove Trump from office...67 Senate votes.

  • Jan 19, 2019 11:39 PM
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    That's one cover of Time that I will frame and put in office once they publish it...or something similar. I too watched the Rachel Maddow show segment on Trump's "crimes" and it just seems to get worse and worse. Congress must formally impeach the SOB, and if the Senate won't convict, we'll prosecute each Senator in the court of public opinion for failure to do their job and obey the constitution. Trump is a criminal.