Posts Tagged ‘ politics ’

Of Sessions, Russia and media hysterics

March 5, 2017
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Of Sessions, Russia and media hysterics

When the television came on early Thursday morning breaking across all channels was the Washington Post Headline: “Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose.” MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski immediately filed it in the “career ending” category, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy…

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Politicos not alone in shaping public policy

February 26, 2017
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Politicos not alone in shaping public policy

A century ago this month there were hundreds of thousands of dead on both sides of the trenches on the Western Front and America was in no mood to send its own young men off into Europe’s meat grinder. But on February 24th, Great Britain gave the deciphered Zimmermann telegraph to President Woodrow Wilson who…

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The truth is, there is no truth, yet

February 19, 2017
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The truth is, there is no truth, yet

First they came for Flynn, and I did not speak out— Because I hated Trump Then they came for Conway, and I did not speak out— Because I hated Trump Then they came for Trump, and I did not speak out— Because I hated Trump Then they came for America—and there was no one left…

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Judge James Robart’s “so called” decision

February 12, 2017
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Judge James Robart’s “so called” decision

We interrupt this episode of the “Donald Trump is single handedly destroying the Constitution” from the Elizabeth Warren Broadcasting Corporation to bring you a previously unaired episode of “The law is what I feel it is” starring Seattle District Court Judge James Robart. Our series recap is provided by KC Johnson, history professor at Brooklyn…

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Hyped news is no news

February 5, 2017
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Hyped news is no news

The hysteria last weekend over President Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigration visas from certain countries is a perfect case study of what both an administration and a press that wants to be taken seriously should not do. The Trump administration deserves every bit of the criticism thrown its way for the keystone kops,…

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From Wilson to Obama a lesson for today

January 29, 2017
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From Wilson to Obama a lesson for today

This year is not even through the end of its first month and it’s already shaping up to be a larger than normal chapter in future history books. Partly because of the inauguration of one Donald J. Trump and what his personality and policies will entail in the coming months; partly because of the end…

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