A COLLUSION EXCLUSION?

If Donald Trump is having a bromance with Valerie Putin he sure has a funny way of showing it. From Josh Lederman and Jill Lawless’s article for the Associated Press: From Washington to Warsaw, Western nations banded together Monday to expel more than 100 Russian diplomats they accused of being spies, punishing Moscow for its alleged poisoning of an ex-intelligence officer in...

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LINDA BROWN, R.I.P.

Linda Brown, the little-remembered giant of the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v Board of Education decision, has died in Topeka, Kansas, at the too-soon age of 75. In 1953, Ms. Brown’s father, Oliver Brown, attempted to enroll 9 year old Linda in an all-White elementary school  The school refused her.  Mr. Brown sued. And, in May of 1954 the Supreme Court ruled – in far more...

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HOMELAND – ON ITS LAST LEGS

Talk about jumping the shark…. ….I’m about finished with Homeland. its plot lines have veered so far from plausibility this year that the show is borderline unwatchable. Claire Danes’ character has become preposterous on steroids. And Elizabeth Marvel, who plays President Keane, makes Frau Farbissoner look like she was hooked on laughing gas. OK, back to politics, where...

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MARK WARNER’S SELECTIVE CURIOSITY

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) is curious – very curious – about Cambridge Analytics and its use of Facebook while working for the 2016 Trump campaign. Here is how he put it yesterday morning while being interviewed by CBS’s Margaret Brennan:\ “We have to get our arms around this, and I think Mr. Zuckerberg needs to come and testify before Congress, not just put an advertisement...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from Kevin McCullough, writing for townhall.com.  They are from his angry, blunt commentary, titled, The Stupidity of the “March For Our Lives” – which should give you a reasonably clear idea of where he stands on Saturday’s event. Here is the beginning of Mr. McCullough’s article: It was more irritating than anything else. The...

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THE STORMY DANIELS INTERVIEW

In a nutshell:  lots of claims, no evidence. A little like the Russia collusion thing. But much unbridled glee from Trump haters.  Just read the Washington Post account of this interview and go to the “comments” section. In the absence of anything beyond her claims and his denials, I’m not sure where to go with this.  I think, until/unless something more turns up, the answer...

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DENNIS KUCINICH ON THE DEEP STATE

No one can question that Dennis Kucinich, former Mayor of Cleveland and member of the House of Representatives, has made his bones as a leftward Democrat. But here is what Mr. Kucinich has to say about the unprecedented deep-state attack against President Trump – whom he very definitely did not support in 2016: Exactly correct, Mr. Kucinich.  And thank you for having the...

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SEIG HOGG

Tell me what media would have said about this picture if it were an NRA supporter…. …and now tell me what they said (or, more exactly, didn’t say) because it is their newly anointed boy-king, david hogg.  

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us from the insufferable-and-becoming-even-more-insufferable-by-the-day david hogg (no more capital letters for that name). In answer to a tee-it-up question from NPR’s predictably sympathetic Scott Simon, who asked, “Mr. Hogg, what do you say to people who who say, look – these are a very admirable young people, but they are young people? And...

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WHAT THE “MARCH FOR OUR LIVES” WAS REALLY ABOUT

What was the so-called “March For Our Lives” really about? From Edward-Isaac Dovere and Elana Schor’s article at politico.com, we have this revealing excerpt: “March for Our Lives” volunteers circulated with voter registration clipboards and flyers for anyone who signed up with instructions to text “FIGHT” to a number to get more information and get in their database...

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THE LATEST POLL ON GUN LAWS

Yesterday I put up a poll conducted for USA Today, which shows most people do not think gun control laws will stop mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida. Today I will put up another one – a just-released Quinnipiac University poll – which shows exactly the same thing. From the poll’s analytical summary, we have this:Stricter gun laws would help prevent mass shootings...

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EXERCISE I CAN LIVE WITH

It’s getting way too serious here today. So let’s break things up with an exercise regimen that even folks with a few years on them might be able to handle. Here it is.  See if you’re up to it:   OK, now back to politics, where all too many of the participants have the intellect of what was missing from those bags.

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ST. OLAUGHABLY PATHETIC COLLEGE

St. Olaf College is a pathetic joke that disgraces its students and demeans the value of a college education. Strong words?  Read this account of what happened when Ben Shapiro, a (gasp!!!) political conservative, not to mention observant Jew, was booked to speak there. I’m not going to put up one word of Scott Johnson’s article on this subject, because you might then stop at the...

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THE USELESS, NEUTERED UN BACK IN ACTION

Usually the UN’s activities can be better described as inaction rather than in action.  But not when it comes to Israel. From Daniel J. Roth’s article in the Jerusalem Post: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed members of the Human Rights Council as “foolish” on Friday after it passed five resolutions condemning Israel. In a statement released...

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