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A Potemkin Economy, Constructed By Corrupt Politicians? Or Is That Too Hard On Those Promising Our Welfare?

Total U.S. debt averages $828,000 per family. The percentage of working Americans has fallen back to late 1070’s levels (When there were still some housewives). The average student borrower owed $35,000 after graduation with a bachelor’s degree. The average U.S. … Continue reading

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Voters, Voting and “A Sucker Is Born Every Minute.”

Hackers have succeeded in attacking: The Federal government, several big banks, credit card companies, major corporations, the Vatican, and  innumerable private computers. Most voting these days is by machines. Who counts the votes?  How? Curious, seems to us, that many … Continue reading

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Electing Historical Presidents …

George Washington was inescapably historical as our first president. Abraham Lincoln won the Civil War. Now, the qualifications seem to have shifted a bit. Political History 2012: The first black president of the United States, an unfrocked lawyer whose birth … Continue reading

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In Order of Precedence: Democrats, Republicans … and Voters

The first inarguable clue: The same big donors contribute to both parties. Thus, it is evident that they are buying political favors, not differences in ideology. The party in office receives more of course, no matter which one. The Democrats, … Continue reading

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The Orlando Shooter, Moslems, Hypocritical Politicians and Irresponsible Voters

We suppose that the primary difference between the two U.S. political parties is their advertising. Not, please note, their reality. It’s only our opinion; feel free to differ. Per such ads, the Left is supposed to be compassionate, the Right, … Continue reading

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Liberty Or Security: Which Is Worth Its Price?

Omar Matin was a native born American citizen whose parents came from Afghanistan. His brief marriage ended over his brutality and instability, per his ex wife. Most who knew him saw him as only nominally Moslem though a few disagreed; … Continue reading

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Why Voters Keep Shooting Themselves In Their Feet

Political thinkers, it seems to us, proceed from either of two places: They start with what they have, or with what they want. From either the reality that we inhabit, or from their desired goals. The two folk in a … Continue reading

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Trump, Clinton, Sanders (And Maybe Joe Biden) for President … And An Opinion Of That

It seems evident that GOP voters are ready to anoint a Trump out of revulsion for the status quo, not out of Trumpian appeal. Ironically, the rise of recently Democrat Sanders seems to reflect a similar revulsion of Democrats. The … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING WEEK … (Politically Uncorrected)

Your weekly assortment, sans aspirin: A naked man jumped into a lion enclosure seeking suicide but survived. (Cruelty to animals?) A woman was jailed for child abuse after allowing her 11 year old to drive a golf cart down a … Continue reading

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Half of Us See the System As Rigged …

Poll: Half of Americans think that the presidential nomination system is rigged. Well, given human history plus our observations of human nature, abetted by the existence of only two political parties dividing up the political soils over so lengthy a … Continue reading

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