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Crafting A Deplorable Message

Yesterday, I wrote about how Progressives might need to somehow appeal to at least some of the voters who currently support Trump. I need to add something to that. Specifically, I am now struck by the fact that the Progressive Left has done many things well, but explaining its advantages to the Deplorables who support…

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The More Things Change…

…the more they stay the same. From Ancient Times to the Modern Era by Rabbi Yeshaia Charles Familant Purim is a’comin this Wednesday eve to Thursday eve. The megillah (the scroll of the biblical book of Esther) is read on the eve of Purim. If you’re Jewish you may have such associations with this holiday…

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The Guard Is In Chains

Today I saw another article decrying identity politics. I’ll confess, I run hot and cold on this. As a good 1960s hold-over, I have the tendency to privilege identity politics…whether based on race, class, gender, or what have you. Yet, I will also admit to feeling some concern about it. As a weapon it is,…

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Mnuchin Will Put ‘Em…wherever

Bess Levin has one of her well-written, amusing, and thoughtful pieces over on Vanity Fair’s Hive this month. Check out Mnuchin Will Hide Trump’s Tax Returns Where the Sun Don’t Shine If He Has To. In it, she argues that Mnuchin, Trump’s favorite Munchkin, will eat a bullet (or do something even worse) before he…

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What Happens If He Won’t Go?

There is an intriguing article over on The Intercept you may want to check out, Yes, Let’s Defeat or Impeach Donald Trump. But What If He Refuses to Leave the White House?, by Mehdi Hasan. In it, Hasan asks what we’re going to do if Trump simply refuses to yield to the vote and won’t…

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How The GOP Will Celebrate St. Pat’s

It’s interesting the strange way things have progressed over the last several years. This is how my mind remembers just some of it. This all started out around… What is Russia? Where is Russia? There was no covfefe with Russia. There were no deals with Russia either, at all! Well there might have been some…

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