“At Least He’s Not”…is the Big Compromise in Republican Elections

By Janice Barlow Compromise has been the number one descriptive word surrounding the Republican Party in since the GOP Convention last July. Principles, values, morals, the Constitution, and even the wisdom of candidates in the political arena were compromised in exchange for winning at all costs. Donald Trump won the presidency in spite of his philandering, adultery, cussing, arrogance, relentless lies, trashing of the other candidates and extreme stupidity regarding what the presidency entailed. And in response, all his supporters can continue to offer up is, “At least he’s not…

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Thanks To Trump, We Have A Failure to Communicate!

by Oletta Branstiter Words mean things. What do you think of when you hear the words “conservative”, “evangelical”, “Christian”, “moral”, “Republican”, “Constitutionalist” and “patriotism”? Those who instantly thought of Donald Trump and his supporters are grossly mistaken. And they’ve done our nation a yuge disservice. Unfortunately, the damage is already done. Using typical Progressive tactics, Trump and his cult followers have successfully corrupted these well-known terms. “Conservative” now refers to anything or anyone that wreaks vengeance on the Democratic Party. “Evangelical” has been redefined to mean those who preach Trump’s…

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Roy Moore and the Normalization of Right Wing Extremism

By Janice Barlow Tomorrow Alabama holds its special election for its state Senate seat. Republican Roy Moore is going up against Democrat Doug Jones in a very red state. Moore will likely win, but as of now, that is an unknown result. Jeff Sessions held the seat, but was promoted to the position of Attorney General. Now there is a vacancy that was assumed would be easily filled by a Republican. A primary was held last September in which mainstream Republican Luther Strange, endorsed by President Trump, battled against Roy…

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Who Loses And Who Wins When Net Neutrality Rules Are Repealed By The FCC?

by Richard Cameron   To make an accurate assessment of the effects of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans of reversing the previous safeguards of the common carrier provisions in the Title II Communications Act, it is necessary to unravel not only the claims and counter-claims, but to outline the underlying facts. Net Neutrality – the default condition of the internet for decades, was formalized by the FCC in 2015. There are two competing narratives regarding Net Neutrality. One is that the warnings of what will result from the lifting of…

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With Friends Like Trump, Israel Doesn’t Need Enemies

By David Cholesterol Whoop de friggin’ doo! Like sporting a yarmulke and touching the Wailing Wall, President Trump fed his cult with yet another meaningless STUNT by declaring the obvious… that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.  BUT… there’s a YUGE Trump “but” here… Simply recognizing Jerusalem would only reaffirm existing law. In 1995, President Bill Clinton signed the Jerusalem Embassy Relocation Act, which formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The law called for the capital to be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem no later than 1999. However,…

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Trump’s Executive Order On Bears Ears And Grand Staircase – Political, Practical, Legal?

photo of ancient Navajo dwellings underneath an overhanging rock formation in Bears Ears National Monument

by Richard Cameron Donald Trump, on Monday issued an executive order reversing Barack Obama’s designation of protected status of two expansive national monuments in Utah – Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Trump visited Salt Lake City, to announce this move – something he promised the Republican party in the state during the election. Trump, trumpeting the order to a select crowd of state politicians, told them, “Your timeless bond with the outdoors should not be replaced with the whims of regulators thousands and thousands of miles away.” It seems bizarre…

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Retired Marine Colonel Lee Busby Launches Write-In Campaign For Alabama Senator

By Tyla MacAllister Retired Marine Colonel Lee Busby, a former aid to General John Kelley, has launched a last minute write-in campaign for the Alabama Senate Special Election. With the December 12 election less than two weeks away, Busby knows he is a long shot to win the race, but he believes a large number of Alabama voters are looking for a viable alternative to Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. “It started off innocuously enough. I was just dissatisfied with the choices I had as a voter,” Busby…

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Trickle Down Tax Reform – Engine Of Economic Growth Or Simply A Trick?

visual depiction of magic candles and spell talismans

by Richard Cameron This week, Senate Republicans are in a furious scamper to get so called “tax reform” on Donald Trump’s desk, who will assuredly sign it. Trump is desperate to sign anything at this point, so he can boast that his presidency is “winning” – at any price.  Actually, the price is right, from the viewpoint of Trump and his investment class cronies, because no matter what happens with the economy going forward –  he and they will be able to evade even more of their share of the…

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Did Trumpism Break Your Moral Compass?

  By David Cholesterol While President (I abhor using this word in reference to him) Trump is nonsensically lying about Time magazine calling him about being “Man of the Year,” Trump propagandist Sean Hannity calling “bullshit” on Time, Trump claiming the infamous Access Hollywood “grab them by the pussy” tapes were fabricated (even after he admitted they were real in the general election), his Moore-onic support for a pedophile, his whoring of a conspiracy kook website while screaming FAKE NEWS, and his diarrhea of the mouth moment while hosting the World War II…

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Don’t Say A Bad Word About Trump In Arizona – At Least Not Out Loud Anyway

scenic photo of Saguaro and other cactus and desert plants in Southern Arizona

by Richard Cameron   I spend the equivalent of about a week and a half a month on average in Arizona, assisting my elderly mother (95) to remain self-sufficient in her home in Sun City.  In doing so, I get what I think is a fairly accurate look at the state from outside the fishbowl. I can’t really argue that when it comes to my views regarding Donald Trump, that I am anymore a fish out of water than I am in the community I live in back in California,…

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