Tag Archive: Poltics

Sep 10 2016

True Confessions

I have a confession. I have a subscription to the New York Times. I get the paper delivered on Saturday and Sunday. With that I get unlimited internet access. I used to have it delivered daily. In truth, I very rarely read the print edition, or do the Sunday crossword, nor does anyone in my …

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May 24 2016

Good News For Ohio Voters, For Now

This morning, a court in Ohio restored early voting days The U.S. District Court of Southern Ohio ruled Tuesday that the deep cuts to Ohio’s early voting days signed into law by Gov. John Kasich (R) are “unconstitutional and…accordingly unenforceable.” Judge Michael Watson sided with the Ohio Democratic Party, which had sued the state for …

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May 17 2016

2016 Primaries: Oregon and Kentucky

Next up in the race to the Summer conventions are Oregon and Kentucky. The primary in Kentucky is for Democrats only and is a closed primary, you must be a Democrat to vote, which gives a slight advantage to Hillary Clinton. It is, however, a tough race to call because a lack of polling. Donald …

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May 03 2016

Confessions of a Republican

Back in 1964, the Republican Party nominated Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona to run again President Lyndon B. Johnson. The ’64 election that fall was one of the most lopsided elections in the US history, with Pres. Johnson winning with over 61% of the popular vote and 486 votes from the electoral college. Goldwater only …

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Apr 30 2016

Obama’s Last Laugh

Tonight is President Barack Obama’s last White house Correspondent’s Dinner where he get to rib on the press, politicians and celebrities. One of those celebrities, turned politician, Donald Trump, will not be present tonight. He has been the target of the president’s barb’s in the past and most likely will be again. One of the …

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Mar 14 2016

The Democratic Primary Is Not A Purity Contest.

There are “purity” supporters for both Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders, who say that they will sit out the general election in November if there candidate is not the nominee. That is stupid. Have they seen the Republican candidates? Or the debates? But it’s happening. Secretary Clinton, for the moment, seems to have the nomination …

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Mar 03 2016

Republican Debate #11; Now There Are Four

Tonight is the eleventh Republican debate and, as Matt Taibbi noted , we have a sobriety problem. Only four of the original nineteen candidates will take the stage tonight after retired brain surgeon Ben Carson announced Wednesday that he would not participate since after the Tuesday primaries he saw “no path forward.” He hasn’t formally …

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Dec 17 2015

Fact Checking the Fact Free

Fact checking the Republicans can be a daunting job, since most of what they spew is completely free of any facts. GOP debate #5 was no different. The Daily Show‘s Desi Lydic fact checks the “high” points. As Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, discovered, it can be exhausting watching the nonstop procession of …

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Dec 16 2015

How to Start a War Without Really Trying

If you had the stomach to watch, or even listening, to the Republican presidential candidates debate for the 5th time, you’d have discovered that all but one of these maniacs wants to start World War III. The lone candidate to point out the war mongering idiocy of the policy of a no-fly zone in Syria …

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Dec 08 2015

Tell Congress to Pass the Zadroga Act.

Last night Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show. No, not to scold his replacement, Trevor Noah for his tone deaf decision to book Chris Brown, who was convicted of felony assault of his girlfriend, but to urge congress to pass renewal of the Zadroga Act, which provides health care to 9/11 first responders. He …

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