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The Late Night Pundits Assess The First Presidential Debate

Two of the late night show hosts, Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers, assessed the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Scandal v SCANDAL

We are now six weeks from the end of the silly season known as the 2016 Presidential Election, an election that even the most seasoned politicians and pundits say they have never seen this absurd. Both candidates have a “likability” and credibility problem with the public and each of them has their share of scandals. …

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No, Donald, You Don’t Get To Decide When It’s Finished

Last Friday, the media was once again played by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. Like Pavlov’s dogs, they followed him to his not yet opened hotel in Washington DC for “major announcement” and an alleged news conference. What they got was a thirty minute infomercial with a 33 second aside acknowledging that President Obama was …

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What The Press Isn’t Talking About

In a thorough and scathing article in Newsweek, Kurt Eichenwald exposed the foreign business deals of TV celebrity and failed casino owner Donald Trump and how, if he were elected p[resident, those deals could jeopardize US national security. Once again the press was too busy reporting on the health issues of the candidates and allowing …

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About That Basket Of Deplorables

Last week while speaking at the LGBT for Hillary Gala in New York City, Hillary Clinton called out some Trump supporters saying that half of Trump’s supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables.” She was pointing out in her speech that Trump’s supporters were “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic.” The next day, after criticism from …

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Trump Child Care: Good For The Rich; Screw The Poor; Then Lie

The United States is the only industrialized country that does not have guaranteed paid maternity leave (pdf) and invests less of its GDP on child care and early childhood educations than 32 other industrialized countries around the world. The lack of programs to assist working class mothers and fathers has not been a very high …

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The 176 Reasons Trump Should Not Be President

Meet GQ’s newest staff member, Special Correspondent Keith Olbermann. In a series called The Closer, Keith will speak his mind on the absurd 2016 presidential election, speaking about it like no one else can. In his first video, Keith enumerates the reasons that Donald J. trump should not be president. It’s a long list. Watch …

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2016 Primaries: State and Local

Bet you thought the silly season ended with the last presidential primary. Wrong. It just continues at the state and local levels. Yesterday Arizona and Florida held theirs. Here are some the more notable results. Arizona: Republican Sen. John McCain has also won the primary race for his Senate seat. His main opponent in this …

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Charter Schools: Failures At Education

Many people recognized, particularly teachers’ unions, from the start that Charter Schools are a sham and a tax payer rip off with little or no accountability to the public or the parents. Despite the publicity about children being dropped from these schools because of learning disabilities or alleged disciplinary problems and fudged statistics about their …

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Not Going Gently Into That Good Night

Last Thursday night Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” signed off for the final time with its host making the promise that he would be back. The show opened conversations on topics that are rarely discussed on network or cable often making us wince but none the less truthful and important. As the …

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