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The Republican Party Is Enabling an Increasingly Dangerous Demagogue

In the Atlantic James Fallows writes of the direction our government is going:

Last night I was in circumstances where I could hear only a few excerpts from Donald Trump’s 

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At the End of the Speech.

This morning I watched the speech the POTUS gave in Arizona last night. Full length and uncut. Every word he said without any spin, commentary or interruption.  435 more words


A NYC GOP Mayoral Candidate Is Getting Roasted On Twitter For Calling Columbus 'Founder Of Our Nation'

Plenty of people have piped up about their belief that removing Confederate monuments and other such statues will cause the U.S. to become woefully ignorant of history. 366 more words


GOP-drawn districts not much better than before

As he does so often, Bob Phillips, head of Common Cause in North Carolina, had it exactly right with his comments on some pitiful, harshly partisan legislative districts as redrawn by Republican lawmakers, or rather by their hired consultant. 324 more words


Who is the party of minorities and women? Spoiler alert -- It is not the Democrats.

From its inception in 1854, the GOP has always supported blacks and minorities. The GOP was organized to oppose and abolish slavery.

  • It emerged in 1854 to combat the Kansas–Nebraska Act, an act that dissolved the terms of the Missouri Compromise and allowed slave or free status to be decided in the territories by popular sovereignty.
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The crisis of the week

 I wonder what this Friday’s crisis is going to be?