Only losers out-Trump Trump
Aug03

Only losers out-Trump Trump

WASHINGTON — The Fox News debate this week ought to be an occasion for the Republican Party’s presidential candidates to put new and innovative ideas on display. At the center of the discussion should be last Friday’s report about the historically anemic wage growth during this year’s second quarter. Here’s guessing that the previous paragraph called forth dismissive chuckles among many shrewd readers for...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Trump and McCain: Which is the Hero?
Aug03

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Trump and McCain: Which is the Hero?

Trump and McCain: Which is the hero? by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Trump Boasts About His Love For Vets – While Attacking McCain Again –Could Koch brothers take out Donald Trump? –Donald Trump: 75% of Latinos Have Negative View of GOP Front-Runner –Jeb Bush’s team reportedly sees Donald Trump as a ‘godsend’ –Donald Trump Fires Adviser Sam Nunberg For Racist Comments, Maintains...

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Today’s immigrants are just like our ancestors (Guest Voice)
Aug03

Today’s immigrants are just like our ancestors (Guest Voice)

My father-in-law came from Irish stock, but grew up in Liverpool. When he arrived here he spoke with a British accent, so he had no trouble finding a job. The men he’d met on the ship coming over and his new neighbors in Brooklyn weren’t as lucky. Everywhere they went offices and factories had signs...

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Politix Update: Ted Cruz Has The Republican Hooker’s Clientele. But what About Other Voters?
Aug03

Politix Update: Ted Cruz Has The Republican Hooker’s Clientele. But what About Other Voters?

Politicians lie all the time. They lie about big stuff and small stuff. They lie when they don’t have to lie. Voters expect no less. But when Ted Cruz recently called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar — very publicly, in fact, and twice lest anyone had missed him the first time — it was less a breach of some kind of honor-among-thieves code than further confirmation that the power struggle between the...

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Scott Walker Still Isn’t Sure If President Obama Is Christian
Aug02

Scott Walker Still Isn’t Sure If President Obama Is Christian

It’s getting increasingly hard to write about politics, given the exceedingly low quality of our political class and the Benny’s Bargain Basement “quality” of their political “discussion.” To wit: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker still isn’t sure President Obama is Christian. “I don’t know,” the Republican presidential candidate said Saturday during an appearance before 450 donors to the political...

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For the Undocumented, Sanctuary Doesn’t Equal Lawlessness (Guest Voice)
Aug02

For the Undocumented, Sanctuary Doesn’t Equal Lawlessness (Guest Voice)

For the Undocumented, Sanctuary Doesn’t Equal Lawlessness By Everard Meade and Enrique Morones The tragic death of Kathryn Steinle had nothing to do with the apparent killer’s immigration status or San Francisco’s status as a “sanctuary city.” The assertion that the alleged murderer, Francisco López Sánchez, had committed “seven felonies” is misleading at best. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, describes him as...

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Another Survey Puts Trump Atop GOP Pack
Aug02

Another Survey Puts Trump Atop GOP Pack

The real estate mogul Donald Trump is moving on up: to the top of the Republican polls. According to a new poll by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal, the candidate is in the penthouse among GOP primary voters, with 19% selecting him as their choice for the presidential nomination in the 2016 election....

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Chris Christie Tells Fox News He Is “Not Mad, Just Stop Citing Stupid Poll Numbers” (Guest Voice)
Aug02

Chris Christie Tells Fox News He Is “Not Mad, Just Stop Citing Stupid Poll Numbers” (Guest Voice)

Chris Christie Tells Fox News He Is “Not Mad, Just Stop Citing Stupid Poll Numbers” by The Nil Admirari NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK (The Nil Admirari): Earlier today, Republican presidential candidate and Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie told Fox and Friends that he was “not mad, just stop citing stupid poll numbers.” Christie has consistently been polling lower than the margin of error in most national polls...

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Joe Biden, a Good Man, Considering a 2016 Run
Aug02

Joe Biden, a Good Man, Considering a 2016 Run

Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III died of brain cancer on May 30, 2015. Beau Biden was an attorney, an Army officer, Iraq War veteran, Delaware Attorney General, a husband, a brother, a father and the son of Vice President Joe Biden and Mrs. Jill Biden. In my opinion, Beau Biden was a good man. His father said, “Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.” In my opinion, Joe Biden is also a good...

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GOP beware: nobody puts The Donald in a corner (Guest Voice)
Aug01

GOP beware: nobody puts The Donald in a corner (Guest Voice)

Pity the Republican candidate who tries to land a “Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy” style jab during the televised debate on Thursday. The temptation to administer a condescending smackdown will be almost irresistible. After all, the stage will be filled with a motley crew of contestants ranging from solidly credentialed public servants to clownish...

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Breaking News: Texas Attorney General Indicted on Multiple Felony Charges
Aug01

Breaking News: Texas Attorney General Indicted on Multiple Felony Charges

Almost a year ago, a Texas Travis County grand jury handed down two felony indictments against then-Gov. Rick Perry. The indictments allege Perry abused the powers of his office when he threatened to veto funding for the state’s public integrity unit unless Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who had pleaded guilty to drunken driving, resigned. A week ago Friday, a state appeals court threw out one of the two...

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White House Threatens To Veto Bills Defunding Planned Parenthood; Huckabee Threatens To Send In Troops To Prevent Abortions
Aug01

White House Threatens To Veto Bills Defunding Planned Parenthood; Huckabee Threatens To Send In Troops To Prevent Abortions

There were two threats related to abortion in the news Friday. While Hillary Clinton looks willing to throw Planned Parenthood under the bus for political gain, the White House is showing why I backed Obama over Clinton in 2008. From The Hill: The White House on Friday threatened a veto on any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood. A budget measure that strips funding from the organization “is certainly something that would draw a...

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Unable And Unfit To Govern
Aug01

Unable And Unfit To Govern

Over at Slate William Saletan documents how the debate on the Iran nuclear deal prove that the today’s Republican party is unable and unfit to govern.  I’m not going to do any copy and paste so go to the link to read it.  We have a few things going on here and if you were to make a Venn diagram there would be a good deal of overlap. The neocon dead enders who see war as the the solution to everything. Those who can’t...

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Is Iran N- deal pulling U.S. Jews away from Israel? (Guest Voice)
Aug01

Is Iran N- deal pulling U.S. Jews away from Israel? (Guest Voice)

Is Iran N- deal pulling U.S. Jews away from Israel? By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — The Israeli daily Ha’aretz reports that Israel’s Consul-General in Philadelphia recently sent a letter to the Foreign Ministry suggesting that Israel is losing the support of American Jewry over Iran. If he’s right, does it mean that Prime Minister Netanyahu is wrong or is it because American Jews will always support their political party at home over...

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Cartoon: Planned Parenthood
Aug01

Cartoon: Planned Parenthood

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The War Against Planned Parenthood (Guest Voice)
Aug01

The War Against Planned Parenthood (Guest Voice)

Dick Polman, 7/28/2015 [Archive] The War Against Planned Parenthood By Dick Polman Whenever the Republicans target Planned Parenthood, I always remember what Jon Kyl said in the spring of 2011. Because the GOP senator’s lie – and a spokesman’s defense of that lie – nicely illustrates the party’s eternally hostile attitude. Kyl was on the Senate floor, arguing that the family-planning group should be...

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Bush not a candidate? Super PAC’s big spending reveals rtherwise
Aug01

Bush not a candidate? Super PAC’s big spending reveals rtherwise

By Michelle Conlin and Grant Smith NEW YORK (Reuters) – The first report of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s Super PAC, made public Friday, reveals for the first time, election lawyers say, just how much the group, Right to Rise, functioned as a kind of shadow campaign for Bush. The group shelled out $5.4 million from January through June for all the workaday line items, from travel to catering to political...

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Afghanistan: Another costly war lost?
Aug01

Afghanistan: Another costly war lost?

We found out only the other day that Afghan/Taliban leader, Mullah Omar, died about two year ago. We may take a good deal more time admitting to ourselves (if we ever really do) that — in Afghanistan — we have lost yet another war. The Taliban have won. The international conflict that Mullah Omar helped to start in 2001 is still going on, having cost, thus far, the lives of an estimated ninety-one thousand Afghans,...

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Huckabee Competing for Title of Most Extreme
Jul31

Huckabee Competing for Title of Most Extreme

Mike Huckabee appears to be competing for the title of “Most Extreme GOP Candidate”. The Topeka Capital-Journal states, “Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee indicated Thursday that if elected, he wouldn’t rule out employing federal troops or the Federal Bureau of Investigation to stop abortion from taking place in the United States.” During a campaign stop in Rockwell City, Iowa, Rolling Stone...

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Republicans poised to trigger another government shutdown: this time over abortion
Jul31

Republicans poised to trigger another government shutdown: this time over abortion

Get ready for another government shutdown that will be triggered by Republicans, who’ll take to the conservative political media and internet to blame it on the Democrats. If past history is any indication, the public will blame it on — the Republicans. But, hey, it’ll help politicos endear themselves to the base with the dramatic speeches and writings that are now almost required groundwork to stage such a political...

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