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Democratic Primary Banter #3, Jay Inslee's Choice

To start the conversation over Jay Inslee’s presidential bid, let’s start with a political opinion that makes reasonable sense: Governors make better Presidents. Naturally, a statewide executive is going to handle a federal executive position better than a legislator trying to switch branches of government. 1,107 more words

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Democratic Primary Banter #2, Mike Gravel's Success

Out of all of the Democratic candidates, Mike Gravel’s campaign seemed the most interesting by description alone. Gravel had made clear his intentions of pushing the Democratic Party leftwards in the debates, and they certainly followed that trend. 777 more words

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Democratic Primary Banter #4, Bill de Blasio's Appearance On Hannity

To say that there are various ideological differences between Fox News host Sean Hannity and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio would be to drastically undercut that divide. 1,462 more words

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2020 Senatorial Election Predictions, 8-8-2019 to 8-14-2019

The past few weeks have been trending negatively regarding the news, where the past two weeks in particular saw misguided criticisms launched at a variety of subjects. 416 more words

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The House Always Wins, 8-8-2019 to 8-14-2019

This week had an assortment of stories which reaffirmed several points in contemporary American politics: the division between left and right is widening, the fringes are fighting the establishment, and the political affiliation across the country is shifting. 485 more words

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A Welcome Delinquency

In the hillside neighborhood of San Mamés, the afternoons are often announced by a brief thunderstorm which runs for only thirty minutes but brings a week’s worth of rain. 3,144 more words

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Hold my beer

This week we learned that the organisers of the Great British Beer Festival, an annual event sponsored by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, have taken the radical decision to ban alcoholic beverages with sexist names. 1,960 more words