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Trump Tax Cuts and the Napkin

10/20/2018
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The Trump administration tax cuts for the wealthy, and Republican plans to slash Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, can all be traced back to a line drawn on a napkin in 1974. - More -

Duration:00:08:17

Warren was Silenced - McConnell Persists

10/6/2018
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Last year, Elizabeth Warren challenged the documented history of a nominee and was silenced under an arcane rule. This year, Mitch McConnell directly challenged the integrity of opposing Senators and the rules were ignored. It helps to control the rules. - More -

Duration:00:07:59

Judgment on the Judge

9/30/2018
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Judicial philosophy is a key. So is whether a drunken teenage sexual assault occurred, with later false denials. But one other key disqualification has been proven to a moral certainty on national television. Brett Kavanaugh does not belong in a courtroom. - More -

Duration:00:09:47

Kavanaugh, a Sober President, and Republican Clean Hands

9/22/2018
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An old joke and an ancient legend might give a Senator or two guidance in doing the right thing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, and the Republic itself. - More -

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Trump and the Condor

9/15/2018
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It is a fictional lament from four decades ago. When our national leadership sees only winning and losing sides, we all lose. - More -

Duration:00:06:33

Honest Evil - Just Prosecute My Enemies

9/8/2018
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This is not the first time a President decided to use the Justice Department to prosecute political opponents. This is just the first time a President is proud enough to boast about it in public. - More -

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Hoover, Pecker, and Trump - the Wheel Turns, the Game is the Same

9/2/2018
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My President and his lawyer thought they could buy all the dirt their friend had on Mr. Trump. But J. Edgar Hoover had taught later generations how to play the game for fun, profit, and power. They never had a chance. - More -

Duration:00:07:57

National Security and the Head of a Racehorse

8/25/2018
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If Donald Trump decapitated every horse that ever won a race, he still could not intimidate intelligence officials. He is no Dick Cheney. - More -

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My President’s Bully Pulpit

8/11/2018
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Political experts have trouble understanding our President's actions, not because of the complexity of his behavior, but because of its simplicity. There is not an ounce of nuance within him. His path is always the shortest distance between one point. - More -

Duration:00:11:13

Let's Kill Democracy to Save It

8/4/2018
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Photo IDs are said to prevent the type of individual voter fraud that is so close to non-existent that the requirement is sometimes referred to as a solution looking for a problem. But photo IDs actually solve a problem no sponsor wants to admit. - More -

Duration:00:11:39

My Conservative Friend is Taken In by Lies About San Francisco

7/28/2018
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When I vote for President, Governor, or local dog catcher, It should matter that I am not a citizen of another country. So I was shocked when my conservative friend told me that San Francisco is letting non-citizens vote. Then I did some checking. - More -

Duration:00:08:29

My Pinko Commie Patriotism

7/21/2018
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My long time friend writes that lefties like me were always communist sympathizers, and so our antagonism to Mr. Putin's Russia is hypocritical. Well, sometimes when your patriotism is challenged, even by an old friend, you just have to respond. - More -

Duration:00:09:57

How to Stomp All Over Conservative Academic Freedom

7/14/2018
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A state supreme court expands academic freedom to include the right of a professor to publish an attack on a student-instructor he has never met, and to guide readers to her contact information. One of the web's best conservative writers celebrates. - More -

Duration:00:10:36

Treason!

7/1/2018
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Treason is lawfully defined. It can't be changed. We do have a President who defines treason as any personal affront, who declares other countries as enemies because of petty slights. There are checks on his power. So our freedoms aren't at risk. Right? - More -

Duration:00:08:26

Don't Compare Us to Nazis

6/23/2018
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The myths that surrounded the Titanic in 1912 and later can provide vital lessons on today's immigration, and how we ought to deal with families that arrive in violation of US law. - More -

Duration:00:08:47

Confessions of a Bigot

6/16/2018
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Those of us who grew to adulthood in a atmosphere of derision toward others know a terrible truth we hope will never be known by our great-grandchildren. We know what it is to accept without question the prejudices of a deeply bigoted society. - More -

Duration:00:07:36

A Memory Trick for My President That Will Solve the Perjury Trap

6/10/2018
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President Trump wants to testify. But his lawyers hesitate. He might forget details and be accused of perjury. But I can help. Here is a powerful little memory trick I was taught as a kid. I guarantee it will keep you out of perjury trouble. - More -

Duration:00:08:55

A Call to Worship a New Deity

6/3/2018
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As Christians, many of us seem willing to turn their backs on what we see as the least of these, which is to say Jesus Himself. It is becoming clear that we are now willing to replace Jesus with another ancient figure who stood in brutal opposition. - More -

Duration:00:09:22

My Hero the Thief, and the Role Model for My President

5/26/2018
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I recognize the latest defense offered for Trump in conspiring with Russia. It was used over 40 years ago in Maryland. But here's the problem. It sent my political hero to a prison cell. - More -

Duration:00:08:02

Coincidence and ZTE

5/19/2018
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Coincidence happens. A private financial deal can occur with a change in policy. By now, it should be impossible for anyone not captured by wishful thinking to believe that these abrupt changes in direction just happen to flow along the Trump money trail. - More -

Duration:00:07:46