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No Special Rights for Conservative Christians

William B. Turner Multiple reports have emerged indicating that the Trump administration has filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of a baker who has challenged a Colorado civil rights law that threatened him with  a penalty for refusing to bake a cake for a same sex wedding. Taking this position requires his…

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Part III: Policy and the Trump Effect

Editor’s note: This is the third in a three part series on Julia Peacock, Candidate for California’s 42nd Congressional District For me, one of the saddest aspects of Trump’s candidacy and election is the meanness that enveloped citizens in the U.S. and its effect on the most vulnerable. After the election, Julia Peacock went to…

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Your Friend and Mine, the U.S. Constitution

William B. Turner A recent story relayed the deplorable news about widespread ignorance in the U.S. public about our Constitution.  This is a sad and deeply regrettable fact.    Even worse, we now have a so called president who exhibits near total ignorance of the Constitution, despite having taken an oath to “support” it (Article…

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Hypocrisy Roundup

It was a good weekend if you’re the kind of person who likes to kick back, relax, read the news and then roll your eyes so hard that braindead Vegas slot jockeys reflexively thrust plastic cups under your jaw in the hopes that you’ll spit quarters. Aside from the Winter Olympics, last week apparently saw…

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Bandy Lee: Yep. He’s Crazy

Every once in a while, you find yourself wondering, “Could it be that Der Drumpf is really just faking it? That he’s really crazy like a fox?” Alas, the answer seems to be no. He’s just plain crazy. For evidence of that, give a listen to Chauncey DeVega’s most recent podcast. DeVega is an essayist,…

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Sympathy For The Devil

To my immense surprise, not to say outright shock, I seem to be feeling a little sorry for Steve Bannon. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I don’t agree with a single word he says. In fact, I think many of his opinions are downright detestable. And, worse, he’s done a lot to legitimize ideas that…

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Trump Mental Health Denial Syndrome

William B. Turner Representative Jamie Raskin (D (duh) – MD) and Tom Steyer, the billionaire who has decided to take on the so called president, have decided to hold a press conference with four psychiatrists who have been very clear that they have a very poor opinion of the Donald’s mental health. They focused heavily…

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Charmless Reagan

William B. Turner “He likes short briefings and asks few questions.”  Time magazine used these words to describe Ronald Reagan in December 1986 as the Iran Contra scandal unfolded.   One could say much the same thing about the so called president, Donald Trump.  The two men have a lot in common.  Both got their…

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A Bargain Foul…Or Fair?

Editor’s Note: Cesar Vargas has recently posted in HuffPost an indictment of the Democratic Party’s recent deal with the GOP to keep the government in operation. Vargas argues that this amounted to a betrayal of the Dreamers, i.e., “undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children. However, our columnist William Albee strongly disagrees: I cannot…

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