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Progressive Sweeping LXXXI

As is my practice I am writing this at least the day prior to publication. While I await the election results from France, I figured I’d do some catching up for my readers. Here we go.

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Not Great Expectations Or Performances. Repercussions Pending?

Timestamp: Very early Saturday afternoon

The biggest story of the week just ended (regardless of the timestamp this won’t be published until Sunday; I’m just allowing for unexpected event(s)), was Thursday’s debate and its repercussions. If you thought the debate was strange – and it was! – the run-up was even stranger. First off, I long thought there was a very good chance that it wouldn’t even happen. In retrospect: we should have been so lucky. The early evening of the debate I still entertained the possibility of watching a recording of it the next morning. In a strange way I’m glad I watched it live. I did not expect the debate to move the needle much since so many are already dug in and the low information and low turnout voter was unlikely to watch. Perhaps, my age is a reason but I can’t help wondering down memory lane of debates and political moves past. That is part of where I will ask you to journey with me today.

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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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What’s Next Liz?

It’s Wednesday morning as I pen this and Liz Cheney’s expected defeat in the Wyoming primary is reality. A lot of people have to be asking the question. “What’s next Liz?” and she has to be asking herself that. I’ll explore my guesses today.

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If It’s Thursday…

As is too often the case on Thursdays, today’s is another of my catch up articles. I won’t waste any more ink on the lead in. Continue reading If It’s Thursday…