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Michael Cohen’s Testimony Before the House Oversight Committee: 5 Thoughts

I listened to and watched Michael Cohen's testimony today before the House Oversight Committee, alternately on the radio and on my computer. Most of the information we heard only confirmed what we already knew or strongly suspected, so my thoughts are about other matters ... Read More
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Fahrenheit 11/9: A Message for the Democratic Establishment From Michael Moore

(October 2, 2018)  Michael Moore's new documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 begins with footage of a street rally/party for Hillary Clinton on the eve of the 2016 presidential election, interspersed with Democratic establishment politicians and pundits claiming confidently that Donald Trump is never going to be president. Moore argues that the Democratic Party establishment miscalculated and compromised too much. They paved the way for Trump ... Read More
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Millions of Illegal Immigrants Committed Voter Fraud, Trump Insists

Trump insists that he would have won the popular vote, were it not for those millions of illegal immigrants and others who committed voter fraud. How stupid is this? Let me count the ways ... Read More
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The Safety Pin: My Pledge of Intolerance to Bigotry, So Bullies Beware

I pledge intolerance to bigotry. I will wear a safety pin as long as Trump is president, as a warning to any bullying Trump-supporting bullies ... Read More
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Last Chance to Prevent Fascism in America: The Electoral College

Wake up, America! This is not alarmism -- the Electoral College is your last shot at preventing fascism in America ... Read More
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The First Days After Donald Trump Wins the 2016 Presidential Election

Trump wins the 2016 presidential election. He is now the president-elect. Five days later I'm still reeling ... Read More
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2016 Presidential Election: Trump Is the Presumptive Republican Nominee

We are halfway the 2016 presidential election campaign and Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. When will he become presidential? ... Read More
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Trump is the Republican Candidate: It’s a Bit Late to Face American Fascism

American fascism has led to this: Trump is the Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election. He shows all the signs of a wannabe fascist leader. Have we passed the point of no return?  ... Read More
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Bernie Sanders: Democratic Socialist or Social Democrat? Why It Matters

Bernie Sanders is not a democratic socialist -- he's a social democrat. What's the difference? ... Read More
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Under a President Trump, Would Democracy Survive or Would Fascism Win?

(02-03-2016, updated 07-14-2018)  The pundits are worried Trump might not leave peacefully if he loses in 2020. Time to repost this, in the spirit of I Told You So: What if Trump became president? Is America's democracy at risk? Would the American political system hold? Trump came in second in the Iowa caucus. Many pundits predict that this is the beginning of the end for Trump, but who knows. This is just the Iowa caucus; there's a lot more to come ... Read More
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Presidential Candidate Donald Trump and his Campaign Demagoguery

Angry goldfish and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made scapegoating the main theme of his campaign demagoguery. This is when high school history education comes in handy, if you've had any ... Read More