Category: Opinion

No Sympathy

I recently received a survey from the Democratic National Committee. It asked about by concerns and legislative priorities. It also asked this question: Please rank the following elements of the DNC’s election strategy in order of importance to you. (1 = most important. 11 = not as important) I read the choices a couple of …

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The Late Night Post Debate Fall Out

Never mind the print media’s and talking head take on last night’s brawl debate between the vice presidential candidates Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Governor Mike Pence (R-IN). Yes, Sen. Kaine was scrappy and rude but it’s hard not to be when your opponent is a creepy zombie repeating lies and denying the fact that …

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John Oliver: 2016 Suicide Pact

“Last Week Tonight” won’t be back until July 24 but the host, John Oliver, checked in with a web exclusive to tell us who he is endorsing.

“Yes, I DO Want To Take Your Guns Away!”

That is what Samantha Bee, host of the TBS show “Full Frontal,” said last night in a righteous rant about the massacre in Orlando, Florida early Sunday morning and I’m with her. There is no reason for any civilian to own an Ar-15 or any weapon similar to it. “Well, here we are,” Bee began. …

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Michael Moore: Flint Was A Hate Crime And Taking Down Trump

During a ten minute interview with Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time,” activist and Academy award winning documentary producer Michael Moore discussed his new film “Where to Invade Next;” how the poisoning of the water supply in Flint, Michigan was a race hate; rips President Barack Obama for drinking the water; and plans with Bill …

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Not Easy Bein’ Green (Bernie or Bust versus Lesser Evil)

I while back in a piece called Playing the Medium Long Game I promised I’d make the case that Bernie, win big or lose big, is the Lesser Evil. Upon some reflection, me, calling Bernie the Lesser Evil is what the professionals call an inartful choice of words. I can live with that. It’s primary …

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Republican Debate #11; Now There Are Four

Tonight is the eleventh Republican debate and, as Matt Taibbi noted , we have a sobriety problem. Only four of the original nineteen candidates will take the stage tonight after retired brain surgeon Ben Carson announced Wednesday that he would not participate since after the Tuesday primaries he saw “no path forward.” He hasn’t formally …

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Trevor Noah – Nobody Likes Ted Cruz

Nobody Likes Ted Cruz. Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz may be rising in voter polls, but the Texas senator can’t seem to get along with anyone on either side of the aisle in Congress.

What Liberal Media?

If you thought that MSNBC was a liberal media outlet, you need to watch it more carefully. Just watch Joe Scarborough in the morning or Chuck Todd in the afternoon. The higher up at the news division has cut a deal with Bloomberg Media to rerun a program that most people have never watched hosted …

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Managing Anger

I’ve been really much too angry to talk about many of recent events both here in the US and overseas. Since the bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctor Without Borders) hospital by the US military in Kunduz, Afghanistan to Friday’s mass shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, trying to remain objective …

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What John Said Last Week Today

One of my favorite pundits is comedian John Oliver. Since leaving “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” he has made his mark on the premium cable network HBO with “Last Week Tonight.” Once a week, John takes a satirical look at news, politics and current events, often laced with “colorful” language, videos and costumed characters. …

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Sunday Round-Up

The beltway punditry on the tubes today were out with all the usual suspects sounding off with the same old memes that we will continue to hear for the next year. We start with the parade of presidential candidates, mostly the Republicans since there are more of them. We’ll start with retired neurosurgeon and religious …

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