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Varsity blues

I’ve meant to comment more fully on the “Varsity blues” case for sometime, where rich parents have been paying middle men to get their kids into university. 1,000 more words

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Post #229: The Mueller Report—Guilty!

My moniker for this president is Desperate Donald. Now the Mueller report shows the moniker is a good one: It tells us that Trump went bonkers, fearing Mueller’s appointment spelled “the end of my presidency.” In June 2017 Trump told the White House counsel, Don McGahn, to fire Mueller. 473 more words

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Happy (?) Tax Freedom Day, Wistaxsin

Wisconsin has arrived at Tax Freedom Day, which according to the Tax Foundation is …

… the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year.

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Oh Shut Up, Katie Porter

A video of US Representative Katherine “Katie” Porter questioning JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon has gone viral on Facebook. In this video, Porter speaks of a hypothetical JP Morgan employee (whom we’ll call Plausible Patricia) working an entry level position at an Irvine, California branch, who ends up with a monthly deficit of USD 567 because she’s apparently not paid enough to meet her expenses. 661 more words

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s fire isn’t enough to pass the Green New Deal

Picture this: you’re a bartender in a Manhattan taqueria in the beginning of 2018. Between shifts as a bartender, you sift through a paper grocery bag you keep stashed in the restaurant break room — it is from this small collection of political literature and business attire that you conduct 80 percent of your campaign. 552 more words

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The Donald Trump Presidency is Bill Clinton's Fault

This post isn’t going to be kind to Donald Trump.  If you landed here by accident, I urge you to turn away now.  You know what?  1,244 more words

The sins and sin of socialism

Today is, depending on the Christian church, Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, the night of the Last Supper before Jesus Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday. 1,070 more words

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