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Is Biden History? And Harris Inevitable?

Interesting op-ed on the Washington Post site recently: Sorry, Mr. Vice President, it’s Harris’s race to lose in 2020 by Hugh Hewitt. In it, Mr. Hewitt argues that Joe Biden is a non-starter for the 2020 election. The former VP is just too compromised, he argues.  The Democratic nominee, he concludes, will almost certainly be…

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Does The DNC Want Men?

Desperation Politics

Mars needs women. But does the Democratic National Committee want men? At least, white working class ones? It is a tricky question. A recent article in the AP by Nicholas Riccardi, After 2016 loss, Democrats know they need white male voters, says that the Democratic Party has finally figured out that it can’t do without…

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Saudis Are Losing In Yemen

We don’t often agree with stuff that gets published in American Conservative magazine. But, we have to admit, when those folks are right, they are right. Consider the following article, Saudi Arabia is Losing the War in Yemen: Four years ago, they thought they could defeat the Houthis quickly. But the Yemenis turned out to…

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Here There Be Dragons

A while back we reported on a study which seems to show that social exclusion  is closely associated with terrorism. The study seemed to show that people who have felt alienated from and oppressed by their societies are more likely to turn to violence and extremism. Now, another study shows just how dangerous social exclusion…

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Anti-Vax: A Deadly Danger

Is the USA under biological attack? There is a troubling article over on the Washington Post website, U.S. measles cases surge as officials scramble to stop near-record outbreak, by Lena H. Sun. The piece looks at how the American medical establishment is struggling with a now very serious pandemic, and sometimes failing. Their job is…

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Why Did Bush Invade Iraq? For Show…

Why did George W. Bush and his government invade Iraq in 2011? There are two answers usually on offer. The Republican one is that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) or at least was trying to get them. And thus Saddam had to be eliminated as soon as possible. The Democratic one is…

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What Killed The Boeing Passengers? Free Enterprise

Here’s a chilling article with which to start your day. You recall those terrible crashes of the Boeing 737 Max air liner? And you’ll also recall that the company seems to have known about the problems in those planes? Every wondered why on earth anyone would rush a product to market even though it might…

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Never Underestimate 3.5%

Feeling down about the power of the Trump administration and the Republican Senate? Well, here’s something to brighten your day. The BBC is reporting a new study which shows that if just 3.5% of the population becomes involved with a protest movement, and if that movement stays peaceful, change comes no matter how hard the…

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Women For Fascism?

Why would a woman vote for a misogynist? That’s a question we need to start asking ourselves as we move closer to the elections of 2020. The number of women who voted for Trump in 2016 was both depressingly large and totally mystifying. Why on earth would any woman, of whatever class, race, or political…

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Biden/Dems Would Stomp Trump

CBS is reporting that recent polls show almost any of the leading Democratic candidates for president would beat tRump, and that Joe Biden would not only beat him but stomp him right into the ground. Notes the article, “A new national poll from Quinnipiac University shows President Trump trailing each of six Democratic candidates in…

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