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The Complicity, Simplicity And Hypocrisy Of Mike Pence

I am among the many who often speak of the 25th Amendment solution to the removal of Donald Trump from the presidency. While I think impeachment is currently a long shot I feel resignation ala Richard Nixon is the probable outcome. In either of those cases Mike Pence becomes President of the United States. That is not a situation I look forward to. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Complicity, Simplicity And Hypocrisy Of Mike Pence

Indisputable Voter Fraud

Right wing mythology is full of tales of voter fraud. Recently Kris Kobach has been running around peddling a tale that is voter fraud. Let’s explore. Continue reading Indisputable Voter Fraud

You Can’t Exit Earth

If the Ivy League keeps sending us presidents like George W. Bush (Yale) and Donald Trump (University of Pennsylvania) I don’t know how much longer people like me are almost universally going to accept it as America’s elite conference academically. It really isn’t fair to evaluate eight schools on the basis of two alums. All that being said the current occupant of the Oval Office is not very bright. Therefore today’s title reminding Trump that there is no other planet on which human life is sustainable and we can transport ourselves to. Earth is it. There is no Planet B; (where have we read that before?) With all that in mind let’s explore what happened in the Rose Garden Thursday afternoon.   Continue reading You Can’t Exit Earth

SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITIONS

I just added two books to the Recommended Reading section: Timothy Snyder’s On Tranny and Nancy Isenberg’s White Trash.

They are very different.  Yale professor Snyder’s On Tranny is a very short book broken into twenty points.  It compares the rise of communism in what was the Soviet Union and fascism in what was Nazi Germany to the rise of several (including Donald Trump) current politicians.

LSU professor Isenberg’s White Trash is a long scholarly work that could be used as a Sociology text.  Her work explores the history of race and class in American history.

The Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton

I see no finer, more qualified candidate for President of the United States emerging in the 2016 field than Hillary Clinton. She has a combination of education, maturity, political and life experience superior to any candidate of either Party declared or rumored. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton