Tag Archive: Politics

Jun 19 2019

The Mueller Report: TL;DR

As anyone, who has taken an inorganic chemistry or physical chemistry class knows, some of the material is a long, complicated, detailed read and a great sleep inducer. That’s the problem with the 448 page Mueller Report. Even with redactions, for many people, including some of our congressional representatives, it is too long and they …

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Jun 10 2019

Equal Rights Amendment – One State From Ratification

On June 4th, one hundred years ago, congress passed the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote after it was ratified by the states one year later. While the amendment was a huge step for women’s rights, it did not protect them against discrimination. It did not guarantee equality with men. That brings …

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May 24 2019

The Russian Connection: Unprecedented Power

Donald Trump has demanded that the Justice Department under attorney General William Barr investigate the intelligence agencies over the the Russian involvement in the 2016. In order to do that, on Thursday, he gave Barr unprecedented new powers to unilaterally declassify documents of the 15 intelligence agencies. President Trump took extraordinary steps on Thursday to …

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May 24 2019

Assault On The First Amendment

On Thursday, the US Department of Justice announced 17 additional charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange who is currently serving a 50 week sentence in London for bail jumping after he was removed from the Ecuadoran embassy. After his arrest last month, Assange was charged with attempting to hack the Pentagon computer system. These new …

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Apr 26 2019

The Slow Death Of Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering is the practice of manipulating the boundaries of an electoral constituency giving favor to one party or class. The term is named after Elbridge Gerry, who as Governor of Massachusetts in 1812 signed a bill that created a contorted-shaped partisan district in the Boston area that was compared to the shape of a mythological …

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Apr 25 2019

The Russian Connection: Hillary Weighs In On Mueller Report

Former Secretary of State, US Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton penned an op-ed in the Washington Post in response to the Mueller report calling for a 9-11 like commission to look into the hacking of the 2016 election. First, like in any time our nation is threatened, we have to remember that this is …

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Apr 23 2019

Transparency For Thee But Not For Me

Steve Benen at MaddowBog writes that Donald Trump loves transparency except when it come to himself. When sycophant representative Devin Nunes ran to the White House last year with a memo full of classified information he had penned to help Trump, Trump, ignoring the objections from his FBI Director Christopher Wray, okayed the release of …

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Apr 09 2019

Everybody Out Of The Pool

Trump’s temper tantrum is continuing after he fired Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen who told him he couldn’t arbitrarily keep immigrants from seeking asylum, separate children from their families and close the border. There are laws and treaties but Trump doesn’t like being told he can’t do what he wants to do. The man is …

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Apr 08 2019

Gone Girl

Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, has left the room. As usual, Trump announced her departure, effective Wednesday, in a tweet on Sunday. She was summoned to the White House in the morning to meet with Trump over plans for “a way forward” over the Trump created border crisis. Instead she was asked to …

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Apr 02 2019

Trump’s Fictional Wealth

As everyone knows by now, and what every New Yorker has known since the 80’s, Donald Trump is a con artist who lie and cheat even when he is winning. Most bankers and contractors eventually learned the hard way, losing millions along the way. Donald probably only ran for president because he saw it as …

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