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Progressive Sweeping XLIX

Fast and furious; that is how the political news keeps coming in. Today I’ll try and briefly comment on some of it.

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The GOP: The Party That Refuses To Save Itself

Ken Paxton has been returned to the office of Attorney General of Texas by a bunch of cowardly Republican Texas State Senators. Donald Trump was not rendered ineligible for public office by a bunch of cowardly Republican United States Senators. See the pattern? I can’t predict exactly how or when but the GOP will either go the way of the Whigs or be unrecognizably transformed. The question is whether they will be the vehicle of their own salvation or, as they have been to this point, collaborators in a political suicide.

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If you have any doubt that the people currently controlling the Republican party want to maintain their positions and expand their control by any means available, please continue to read today’s article. If you have already come to that realization read to gain more conversation fodder.

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Progressive Sweeping XL

I feel the need to say a bit about many things; so here we go.

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Democracy Prevailed, Barely

Tuesday morning the Supreme Court’s decision in Moore v Harper came down. It was a 6-3 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts – which in part indicates its importance – in which when faced with a clear threat to American democracy this Court chose not to act. A more charitable analysis might be it split the baby. Split babies die.

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