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LIFE | WILLIAM HAUPT III: What happened to the Tea Party?

In this June 19, 2013, file photo, Tea Party activists rally in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

By William Haupt III… 1,353 more words

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Despots and Counting People

I was thinking to myself that despotic governments in poor countries probably don’t care too much about an accurate census.  Undercounting is to the advantage of those who need oppress, and strip of human dignity, and in extreme cases purge.  275 more words

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Is it enough yet?

The current COVID-19 death toll in the United States is 157, 119.

Donald Trump’s recent interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan is a worldwide embarrassment.  In case you missed the highlights: 269 more words

With Republican turnout threatened, Trump reverses his attacks on mail-in voting in Florida

Lee County mail-in voting as of today.                     (Chart: Lee County Elections Office)

Aug. 4, 2020 by David Silverberg.

In a reversal of his previous vociferous opposition to mail-in voting, President Donald Trump now says that mail-in voting is “safe and secure, tried and true”—in Florida. 497 more words

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A Pandemic Rude Awakening?

The GOP and to some extent the Democrats have been suppressing wages of working people for decades now. Worshiping at the altar of profits, the route to greater and greater profits has been to lower taxes on businesses (in essence transferring them onto individuals) and reducing the cost of production, which is dominated by wages paid to workers. 612 more words

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