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Progressive Sweeping LXXXII

Today’s is a sort of dual purpose – catch up article. I want to cover a few of the biggest stories of the past few days, but only a few. At the same time, I needed to take a break from the Project 2025 series.

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Yes, They Are Less Than Bright

Assignment: Write Sunday’s article. Standard Operating Procedure: Make the biggest American political story of the week just ended your subject matter. This week I decided on a different approach; a more general theme. Instead of a single story I will use a link between all of them – well, some anyway, I’ll never cover them all – Republican stupidity.

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Thanks To Trump

Sometimes a little good comes out of a lot of bad. When you are a kid, you break your arm and it is set in a cast. That is bad. You discover friends you never realized you had when your schoolmates sign your cast. That is good. I, like most native-born Americans took democracy for granted; Trump made me appreciate it.

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The Worst Thing That Could Happen To The GOP

This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.

The absolute worst thing that could happen to the Republican Party is that Donald Trump wins the 2024 election. (I am assuming he will be their nominee.) If at first glance does that sounds counterintuitive to you, read on and I’m certain you will change your mind.

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Nerdy Observations And Their Results

The American Constitution is an amazing yet imperfect document. The men – and perhaps the exclusion of women was one of the problems – who drew it up were brilliant and had anything but an easy task before them. We reluctantly still teach that among other things it contained what was at that time deemed several best possible compromises. In my nerdy way I’d like to explore a few of those provisions today and the results of them over two centuries  later.

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