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The Political Divide Isn’t About Politics

Everyone knows that you can’t talk politics in the U.S. without an argument. It’s not the problems that are intractable, it’s our attitudes towards our adversaries, our fellow citizens.

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We Are Addicted

An addict will do anything he can to get his fix. He’ll take the easiest path to get it, often committing illegal acts in the process. His high is bliss. Then one day he’ll overdose so his friends will have to take him to the ER. He’ll be saved and his friends will convince him …

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Discussing Politics

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Stereotypes of Republicans and Democrats

Ranker.com held two polls described by Elise Hennigan on the stereotypes used by Democrats to describe Republicans and stereotypes used by Republicans to describe Democrats. What Republicans think about Democrats and what Democrats think about Republicans are often based on party-promoted clichés rather than on actual policy or ideology. Republican politicians talk about “liberal elites” …

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ONE PARTY IN DECLINE. ONE PARTY ON THE RISE. ONE PARTY GOING NOWHERE.

Come senators, congressmen Please heed the call Don’t stand in the doorway Don’t block up the hall For he that gets hurt Will be he who has stalled There’s a battle outside And it is ragin’. It’ll soon shake your windows And rattle your walls For the times they are a-changin’. “The Times They Are …

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Congress Should Pass a Law …

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A Lie by Any Other Name

Charles M. Blow wrote an opinion article in the New York Times on January 26, 2017 about lies told by members of the Trump administration and characterized as “alternative facts.” It reminded me of a sarcastic blog with the same title that I wrote over a decade ago about the kind of lies told by the …

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Recount Anxiety

There’s going to be a recount of votes in the presidential election in Wisconsin, and probably Michigan and Pennsylvania too. I think there are at least seven possible outcomes. The counts are about the same. There’s no verification of election fraud. Trump stills wins. Life goes on the way it’s going. The counts are significantly …

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TEN THINGS PRESIDENT TRUMP CAN DO TO WIN THE HEARTS OF AMERICANS

Dear President-Elect Trump, You astounded almost everyone by winning the 2016 U.S. election for President even though you narrowly lost the popular vote. But, half of all eligible voters in the country didn’t even bother to go to the polls. That means only about a quarter of the U.S. population really wanted you as their …

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What I Think about Hillary Clinton

She’s not a criminal. Her worst opponents, mainly Republicans, have spent half a billion dollars of taxpayer money over twenty years trying to prove she did something criminal. All they revealed was that they themselves tried to set her up to fail, established an unethical precedent which she followed, tried to frame her by leaking …

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