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No Guardrails

Today I’m approaching the Republicans’ assault on the First Amendment from a different angle. The right to free speech comes with responsibilities and guardrails. The current House GOP caucus either doesn’t understand that and/or is too cowardly to stand up for it (and by extension America). Continue reading No Guardrails

Don’t Let Them Take Credit

As it turns out my selection for the biggest American political story of last week may indeed have been a bit premature. Very late Friday night the House passed a $ trillion+ infrastructure package that the Senate had previously passed and the President is certain to sign into law (if he hasn’t already by the time you read this). It was sausage making at its best (or should I say worst?). The real issue is that it may (hopefully) still be an incomplete story. Today I want to focus on one of my political pet peeves – the hypocrisy of many elected officials.

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Sunday – Part II

Thursday afternoon the House found Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a House subpoena. The vote was 229-202-1. All 202 nay votes were cast by Republicans. 9 of the 229 ayes were cast by Republicans, one was very interesting! Even one of the nine reeked of bad intent. The lone vote not cast may be the most interesting and telling of all. Read on.

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Truth: The Enemy Of The Trumpublicans

This article is being written on Saturday morning. Although somewhat doubtful because it is the weekend, I cannot rule out developments between now and publishing.

Most often the subject of Sunday’s article is the biggest political story of the week just ended. While there was plenty of competition, I cannot see what is more important than the defense of America. At its core, that is really what the 1/6 probe is all about.

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19 Hypocritical Cowards Exposed – Maybe More

On June 30th the House authorized a Select Committee to investigate the events and causes of January 6th. That was almost six months after the event which threatened the lives of the then Vice President, Mike Pence, along with every member of Congress. Oh, and by the way American democracy. The vote was 222-190-19. Today I want to initially focus on the 19.

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