Shamelessness

In future dictionaries we will see a line drawing of Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell’s face next to that term. He’s always been an obnoxious man, exuding righteous certainty in his positions from every pore, but this January alone has cemented his place in my mind as the worst and most shameless hypocrite the US Senate …

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Trump’s Russophilia

You’ve heard of Manchurian candidates, people brainwashed into treason and successfully running for high office. I don’t think Trump has been brainwashed (for one thing, his brain…no, no, never mind), but I am really beginning to seriously wonder about his affinity for Putin and Russia. I think despite his birth in this country he’s actually …

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Immigration hardliner says Trump team preparing plans for wall, mulling Muslim registry

Reuters: An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who helped write tough immigration laws in Arizona and elsewhere, said in an interview that …

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Found on Twitter

I endorse this sentiment one hundred percent. There was no conciliatory behavior by the Republicans and their supporters when President Obama won twice. Instead there was obstruction from the House and Senate from the very day he was inaugurated. There were millions of sneering remarks about the new President and his legitimacy, many of which …

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Can this really be true?

Can 50 million of my fellow Americans be so enraged at their economic situation, at ethnic minorities, and at their elected representatives (most of whom they re-elected tonight) that they voted for the least qualified and least decent candidate in our 230-year history? The analysis of these results is going to be fascinating. I can …

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I voted!

The State of Hawai’i doesn’t give out nifty “I voted” stickers, just the torn-off stub from the ballot. Economy! We had 20 (twenty!) City Charter Amendments and 2 State Constitutional Amendments to vote on in addition to the Federal offices. Annoyingly for those who’d prefer competition in politics, my State House District race was over …

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Vote these useless people out!

Headline: If GOP Holds House, Clinton Investigations To Begin On Day One Jason Chaffetz, of the House Oversight Committee: It’s a target-rich environment. Even before we get to Day One, we’ve got two years’ worth of material already lined up. She has four years of history at the State Department, and it ain’t good. These …

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Email again?

It seems that the FBI’s Mr. Comey ignored his boss’s opinion and standing protocol when he sent that letter to Republican committee chairs yesterday. Even more infuriatingly, he and his agency hadn’t read any of those emails nor even gotten a warrant to do so before he sent it. Top Justice Department officials were described …

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