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Mind Your Mind: Dissecting Astroturf

Above is an interesting piece of astroturf a friend of mine received a few days ago via WhatsApp. There are a couple of things about this that immediately make me question whether this is “fake news.” 891 more words


The Price-Tag of "Having No Agenda"

Today Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta had a heated exchange which got so heated that Trump dismissed him, telling him, “You have an agenda.  Fake news.”  “Having an agenda” is a common refrain from Trumpsters in reference to their critics because they assume they have none.  219 more words

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Trump Has Gone Off His Rocker By Declaring A National Emergency Over Funding His Wall

The republican President Donald Trump has gone and done it. On the 15th of February 2019, President Trump has agreed to sign off on the budget agreed to by the US Congress avoiding another US government shutdown but he has decided to declare a ‘National Emergency’ to use reallocated taxpayer monies to fund his SW border wall to the tune of an additional $6.5 billion for something that is a non emergency. 909 more words

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Oregon Republicans Wonder If They Can Dig Out Of Their Big Political Hole

Oregon Republicans knew all along that they faced a difficult political environment, but they’re still feeling rocked by last November’s elections.

“We were wiped out,” said Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist and 2016 candidate for Oregon governor. 14 more words

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Former Mass. Gov. Bill Weld Is the First Republican Officially Trying to Challenge Trump in 2020

President Donald Trump may have his first 2020 opponent—from his own party.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced Friday that he is launching a presidential exploratory committee, becoming the… 253 more words


Dear Democrats, Do You Want President Trump To Win In 2020? Keep It Up And You'll Succeed

In the interests of full disclosure, I’m a former Republican Party member as of 2016. I left because I was strongly opposed to its tolerance of racism. 1,393 more words

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