THE POLITICAL CARTOONS OF THE WEEK

As regular readers know, I occasionally put up a number of particularly pointed and/or humorous political cartoons that have come out during the week – which I pull from Steven Hayward’s Sunday compilation at powerlineblog.com. Well, this is one of those weeks. Here they are – you can click on each one to enlage it.  And if you like what you see, by all means use the link...

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WHAT DID BARACK OBAMA DO ABOUT RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 ELECTION?

What you are about to read is not the raving of some whacked-out right wing website.  It is the “findings” (assuming they are correct – increasingly a big assumption these days) of the Washington Post, regarding Russian interference in last year’s presidential election. “Aha”, you might say, “I knew it.  Damn that Trump, he colluded with Putin to steal...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA).   Senator Grassley has had up to the ionosphere with the lies, insinuations and innuendoes regarding the still-evidenceless “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia.  And he has had it up to the ionosphere with the acceptance of James Comey’s as a neutral purveyor of the truth, the whole truth and...

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A SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR JOE BIDEN

Are you aware of the exchange between former Vice President Joe Biden and hedge fund manager, bill ackman, last month in Las Vegas? I just read about it yesterday, and would like to apprise you of what happened, via the following excerpt from Carleton English’s article in the New York Post: The testy altercation began after Biden answered a question by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush about why...

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PAUL BEGALA ON THE GEORGIA ELECTION AND NANCY PELOSI’S VALUE TO DEMOCRATS

Is Democrat Jon Ossoff’s loss to Republican Karen Handel a nothingbrger?  Is Nancy Pelosi’s leadership an imperative for Democrats going forward? Veteran Democrat operative, and vicious attack-dog/hatchet man, Paul Begala certainly thinks so. Illustratively,  allow me to show you the first two paragraphs of his latest commentary.  Then let’s see if they make any...

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WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLS CNN “FAKE NEWS”

President Trump very often refers to mainstream media as purveyors of “fake news”.  But he singles out CNN more than any other venue. Why does he do that? Here’s an example of why, excerpted from Rob Tornoe’s article for the Philadelphia Inquirer: On Thursday evening, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a potentially explosive report involving an...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from President Trump, speaking before an enthusiastically supportive crowd in the “Little Havana” area of Miami on June 16th (I would have posted it sooner, but I did not see this quote until now). “I am so thrilled to be back here with all of my friends in Little Havana! I love it. I love this city!…One of the big HONORS….was the HONOR of...

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THE NEW GERMANY, THE NEW EUROPE: EMPLOYMENT DATA

How are the torrent of Middle East immigrants (NOT refugees, immigrants) fitting into German society? These three paragraphs, from Simon Osborne’s article in the London Daily Express, tell the story: Aydan Özoğuz, commissioner for immigration, refugees and integration, told the Financial Times that only a quarter to a third of the newcomers would enter the labour market over the next five...

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A WARNING TO REPUBLICANS

Consider this a warning to Republicans. My last blog pointed out an eminently stupid action by the Chuck Schumer-led senate Democrats.  And, believe me, I could do the same for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, without breaking a sweat. However… Let’s be clear:  Republicans, from President Trump on down, have exactly the same capacity for stupidity that Democrats do.  And they...

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SUPPOSE JUSTICE KENNEDY RETIRES

Rumors are swirling that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy – the so-called “swing vote” in the court’s current lineup – is about to retire. Suppose he does.  Then what? Months ago, we talked about the stupidity of Democrats conducting a knock-down, drag-out fight against Neil Gorsuch – despite the fact that it would have been hard to find a more qualified...

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DEMOCRAT WOMEN SENATORS, AND HUMAN RIGHTS

As you probably remember, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week,  he was interrogated – not questions, but aggressively interrogated and disallowed from finishing any answer – by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), to the point that she was interrupted by Chairperson Richard Burr (R-NC) and told to allow Mr. Sessions to finish a...

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A KEPT PROMISE THAT WAS WORTH KEEPING

This one speaks for itself. Excerpted from Alex Pfeiffer’s article at dailycaller.com: President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan supported act into law Friday that will increase protections for whistleblowers at the Department of Veteran Affairs and make it easier to fire wrongdoers. “Thank you President Trump and [Veteran Affairs Secretary David Shulkin] for ensuring that we receive the...

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OF GOING AROUND AND COMING AROUND

Whoops. Donald Trump and his people are not the only ones who have to worry about James Comey’s mouth. Excerpted from Stephen Dinan’s piece at the Washington Times: The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s...

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A SAMPLING OF PEOPLE WHO DON’T GET IT

Three quotes for you, from supposedly savvy people who learned absolutely nothing from what happened in Georgia this past Tuesday: “The best way for Democrats to maximize gains in 2018 – especially in purple and red districts – is to harness the power of the resistance and field candidates who proudly challenge power.”:  Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Paul Mirengoff’s latest piece at powerlineblog.com. Mr. Mirengoff says this about the brouhaha over President Trump’s offhanded remark, last month, that there might be tapes of his conversation with then-FBI Director James Comey, followed by this week’s tweet that, to his knowledge there weren’t any: It seems very likely that Trump...

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