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3 Peerless Republicans for President: Trump, Carson and Fiorina - Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times

The first eight comments in the comments section of the NYT are very good, but I wish that each had started with something like: Great column Nicholas Kristof. 160 more words

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Hillary Clinton Opposes Obama's Trans-Pacific Trade Deal - First Draft. Political News, Now. - The New York Times

This is disconcerting, if not heart-breaking. All my arguments for supporting Hillary Clinton seem to go down the toilet with this failure to support President Obama, and what is probably in the best interest of the American people. 215 more words

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The cold, dark heart of the British public

Matthew Parris writes:

What Jeremy Corbyn, like David Cameron, understands about the cold, dark heart of the British public – leave compassion to journalists and Lib Dems.

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Voodoo Never Dies - Paul Krugman, The New York Times

“Some readers may remember the forecasts of economic doom back in 1993, when Bill Clinton raised the top tax rate. What happened instead was a sustained boom, surpassing the Reagan years by every measure. 137 more words

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An independent Catalonia?

So last weekend we had the regional elections in Catalonia and of course the only real subject was the potential split of the (so called)  autonomous community from the rest of Spain. 513 more words

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The Blackmail Caucus, a.k.a. the Republican Party The Republican Party in the Boehner era has had little understanding of economic or political facts, and it will probably get worse. nytimes.com|By Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman: “For me, Mr. Boehner’s defining moment remains what he said and did as House minority leader in early 2009, when a newly inaugurated President Obama was trying to cope with the disastrous recession that began under his predecessor. 125 more words

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"I’ve been divorced four times, but homosexuals are the ones destroying marriage" [link]

I daresay that marriage would not be in the state of redefinition that it is today if the earlier problem had been addressed. Matt Walsh, on his… 459 more words

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