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Attack on Congresswomen Escalates Out of Control

July 23, 2019

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In American democracy, the interests of particular groups are often stereotyped, even dismissed by leaders. Some groups might be called “deplorables” or described as people who “cling to guns or religion,” as candidates have done. However, President Donald Trump’s tweets telling four congresswomen, all U.S. citizens, to “go back” where they came from, has escalated […]

Resist Impeach President

May 27, 2019

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From the start, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has resisted calls to impeach President Donald Trump. She’s called the move divisive. She refused to budge even as rumblings grew among House Democrats that special council Robert Mueller’s report had enough to start impeachment proceedings against Mr. Trump on obstruction of justice grounds. Ms. Pelosi […]

Old Political Parties Vanished

May 31, 2018

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The old Republican and Democrat Parties have vanished. Years ago the old Democrat Party was an ardent defender of Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East. Two decades ago, a popular Democrat president fought hard for a North American Free Trade Agreement, signed the Iraq Liberation Act and kept his promise to “end welfare […]

Guns and Immigration

February 28, 2018

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Set aside what you think of guns or immigration as a matter of public policy or even morality. Instead, think of them as dye-markers of how our cultural politics and the nature of the two political parties have changed over time. In the 1990s, it was common for Democrats to fret over both illegal and […]

Stop Gerrymandering

September 12, 2017

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We applaud the League of Women Voters for its effort to curtail gerrymandering in the nation ahead of the 2020 census, and I wish that this non-partisan group luck in its endeavor. Colorado will ballot on ending gerrymandering in 2018. For too long the redistricting of Missouri’s congressional districts and state legislative districts have fallen […]

Republicans Determine Trump’s Future

May 23, 2017

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President Donald Trump commits some colossal trespass, and frenzied friends and foes ask” “Is this it? Is it curtains for The Donald?” The current frenzy feels like the biggest one yet, but so did all the earlier ones. Trump’s latest misstep is a triple play of recklessness (firing James Comey, giving key intelligence to Russia […]

Obamacare Republican Problem

January 19, 2017

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Republicans are in the majority and got what they asked for, the opportunity to repeal Obamacare. For over seven years Republican congressmen have failed to give any good reason why the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare) needs to be repealed. The reasons they provide fail to explain why repeal is appropriate, rather than targeted fixes. […]