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Trump Takes Big Step towards Impeachment

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:09:59 +0000

By taking office Donald Trump heads for impeachment. His refusal to divest his businesses puts him on a "collision course with the Emoluments Clause."

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Democrats Should Win on Values, Jesus

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 15:17:09 +0000

(Analysis.) "All politics is moral," writes cognitive scientist and author George Lakoff. For years he has counseled Democrats on winning hearts and minds from the dishonest, but effective, Fox News and Rush Limbaugh-style Republican propaganda. [S]tart with values, not policies…

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Six Simple Ideas to Strengthen Democracy in America

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 04:17:25 +0000

Fair and reliable elections, an informed citizenry, wide participation in governance -- these are cornerstones of democracy. But the recent election in the U.S.A. has pointed out serious cracks in those stones. ...

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Bernie Sanders’ Aim: Enact Democratic National Platform

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:13:51 +0000

Hillary Clinton topped Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. But Sanders got 46% of the pledged delegates, and brought out great enthusiastic throngs to back him and his policies. He then took that power to the Democratic…

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36 Years Down the Republican Rabbit Hole

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:04:31 +0000

In "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Lewis Carroll tells the story of Alice, a more-or-less average curious, rational child, who, on a dreamy summer day, chases a waistcoat-wearing white rabbit down a rabbit hole into a bizarre land. In this, and…

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Six Things to Do in Cleveland for the Republican Conventioneer

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:17:50 +0000

So, you're a Republican come to Cleveland for your party's convention -- your first visit to my city. I want you to make good use of your time here, and to that end offer these six things for you to do in Cleveland:

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The American Testament

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 04:50:30 +0000

In 1974, spurred by the upcoming United States bicentennial, the Aspen Institute held a three-day conference to study three momentous American documents: the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. The conference proposed that those…

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Sanders Charts Path Forward for Political Revolution

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 03:00:17 +0000

The last of the primaries has occurred, and the Bernie Sanders campaign has, practically speaking, fallen short of one of its aims -- to put Sanders in the White House. But the campaign made a pretty good swipe at it,…

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Call for Backers of Hillary, Bernie, The Donald, and Lost GOPers to Draft Unity Candidate

Wed, 11 May 2016 02:39:04 +0000

(Satire.) At the height of a campaign season, where differences between supporters of this candidate and that are sharpened, and things are said and written that may later be regretted, it is natural to look for a unity candidate -- someone that could bring the country together. ...

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Cold Water Brigades Can’t Douse Sanders Campaign; Political Revolution Will #KeepOnBerning

Sat, 07 May 2016 16:15:15 +0000

From the time Bernie Sanders threw his hat in the ring, and announced a "political revolution" -- a movement to replace the USA's legalized bribery system with revitalized democracy -- various cold water brigades have been trying to douse his…

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