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Jeff Flake doesn't understand the Republican Party

“The former senator, who was a frequent critic of Trump, called on his former colleagues to put themselves through a “simple test.” And that involves asking, “What if President Barack Obama had engaged in precisely the same behavior?”  From: slate.com https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/12/jeff-flake-urges-senate-republicans-put-country-over-party-impeachment-trial.html Jeff, they would reverse themselves. You should know, you were there. You watched your […]

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concern troll veterans of the drone war

Air Force budget documents show a 63 percent increase in Hellfire purchases in Trump’s 2017 budget and another 20 percent increase in the most recent budget request. During the election I heard so many people concern trolls warn me about the horrors of the future Clinton administration. The drones they say. The dems used to […]

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Trump defends use of Executive Time.

When that term is used, “I am generally working, not relaxing,” Trump wrote, before adding, “I probably work more hours than almost any past President.” From: Trump defends use of Executive Time. If you take him at his word, 60% of what he is doing is being concealed from the public. We have no idea […]

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The Government Shutdown Is Like a Hostage Situation

It’s not a negotiation, it’s a shakedown.

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How Ken Starr’s Associate Brett Kavanaugh Would Question Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

The Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have engaged Rachel Mitchell, an experienced sex crimes prosecutor from Arizona, to question Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday about Ford’s allegations of sexual assault. via How Ken Starr’s Associate Brett Kavanaugh Would Question Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

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Republicans Finally Got to See Why the Internet Finds Right-Wing Trolls So Insufferable

Oh, the irony of Alex Jones and Laura Loomer disrupting GOP hearings partly focused on censoring conservatives. Republicans Finally Got to See Why the Internet Finds Right-Wing Trolls So Insufferable The gap between Democrats and National Review conservatives is dwarfed by the chasm between National Review conservatives and Infowars conservatism.

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Donald Trump Is Fulfilling All of Those Obama Conspiracy Theories

For the better part of his presidency, conservative commentators and provocateurs dogged Barack Obama with accusations of disloyalty and subversion, questioning his commitment to American exceptionalism and accusing him of being a secret agent for foreign powers. But Obama never did anything remotely as damning as Trump’s inexplicable defense of Vladimir Putin on Monday, when […]

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Why Are Conservatives More Susceptible to Believing Lies?

Why Are Conservatives More Susceptible to Believing Lies? Forty-six percent of Trump voters polled just after the 2016 election either thought that Hillary Clinton was connected to a child sex trafficking ring run out of the basement of a pizzeria in Washington, D.C., or weren’t sure if it was true. Motivated ignorance is scary. How […]

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Do Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s Private Email Accounts Violate the Presidential Records Act?

Do Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s Private Email Accounts Violate the Presidential Records Act? Take a moment to think of all those who were oh so very concerned about Hillary’s emails that are now totally unconcerned about Jared and Ivanka and Mike and Scott and Don Jr. and Eric and John and the eight others […]

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Racism Doesn’t Need a Devil’s Advocate

Racism Doesn’t Need a Devil’s Advocate As a concept, the devil’s advocate is incoherent. If a position is really as unpopular as the name indicates, there is no need to argue for it. Debating isn’t an ideology; it’s a methodology. We debate to get to a truth, not for its own sake. Most often, the […]