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Republican Education

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

Today is Halloween. It is a day of ghosts, goblins and scary stuff. I want to bring you something really scary: what public education will look like if the Republicans are successful in taking over the system.

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Lies, Plots And Reinforcers

Most Presidents get caught in an occasional lie. President Trump is on a record pace having exceeded 2,000 documented lies during his first year in office. Being selective in which facts you utilize to reinforce your points is part of the art of political speaking. Selecting your own “facts” is just plain lying. I was among the first to label this administration as an organized criminal enterprise. Now we are starting to hear rumblings that perhaps it should be pursued using RICO laws. Miraculous as it is, one of the main reasons Trump has gotten away with his actions this long is the army of enablers he has either turning a blind eye and deaf ear to his lies or actually coming out attempting to justify them. I’d like to explore some of those actions with you today. Continue reading Lies, Plots And Reinforcers

Bad; Then (Almost Unbelievably) Worse

If you are looking for an example of what a Republican dominated, Trump led Washington will look like Raleigh, North Carolina might be a good place to start your quest. Here is a warning: It is ugly and even more dysfunctional than most progressives think it will be. Let’s explore. Continue reading Bad; Then (Almost Unbelievably) Worse

What I’ll Be Watching For

Donald Trump holds totalitarian leaders like Vladimir Putin in his highest regard. He is on record as preferring them to the cerebral Barack Obama. That doesn’t surprise me in that those who deep down know they are intellectually inferior almost always are jealous of those who are not. For months, and increasingly of late, many have compared the actions and rise of Trump to those of the fascist leaders in 1930’s Europe. There are telltale signs to watch for if totalitarianism is just around the corner. Today I’d like to share a few I’ll be watching for. Continue reading What I’ll Be Watching For