Tag Archive for Republican Party

Thoreau’s Realometer: Sessions is a Goner — Trump Should Go Too

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“Be it life or death, we crave only reality.” — Henry David Thoreau, Walden The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Oh how things have changed since Henry David Thoreau’s 1854, when he first published Walden. How things have changed since 1896, when…

Congressman Bradley Byrne Faces a Packed Town Hall in Mobile

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – MOBILE, Ala. — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne faced a packed town hall of opposition protesters and constituent supporters Monday night, answering questions about veterans health care, the environment and controversial decisions, statements and actions by the new President, Donald J. Trump. About 250…

Democrats Win American Public Opinion Over Republicans With Conventions

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Glynn Wilson – Public opinion survey results in the wake of the national political party conventions over the past two weeks back up what knowledgeable commentators said at the time. The convention shows still matter in swaying public opinion at the margins, and the Democratic…

Is the U.S. Republican Party a Threat to Human Survival?

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…Nuclear weapons, climate change, and the prospects for survival. – By Noam Chomsky – In January 2015, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced its famous Doomsday Clock to three minutes before midnight, a threat level that had not been reached for 30 years. The Bulletin’s statement…

Trump Hits on the Media

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… Making Sense – By Michael Reagan – Donald Trump is still no conservative and never will be. He still hasn’t figured out that the mix of insults, bluster and off-the-cuff political statements that won him the Republican Party primary won’t work in the general election. But…

Gorilla Politics and the Grand Old Party

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… Raging Moderate – By Will Durst – A hearty congratulations to conservatives for a seamless transition from party-wide disgust to near unanimous endorsement of a gorilla as their presidential nominee. Considering the tortuous undulations required, this metamorphosis seems to have occurred with shockingly few chiropractic adjustments.…

Look Which Political Party is Crying Now

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… Making Sense – By Michael Reagan – Look which party is blowing itself up now and struggling to unify behind a single candidate. Hint: It’s not the Republicans. After all those months of worrying and complaining about having too many candidates, the GOP finally found its…

Abe Lincoln Must Be Rolling Over in His Grave

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Dick Polman – Here’s the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up…

Donald Trump is No Ronald Reagan

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… Making Sense – By Michael Reagan – Now comes the hard part. Now comes the part where Donald Trump has to appeal to everyone in the U.S. Trump will rack up lots of easy votes in the fall with his rabid fan base — older grumpy…

I Can See Clearly Now the Continuing Role of COINTELPRO

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…“I can see clearly now … I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. I think I can make it now, the pain is gone. All of the bad feelings have disappeared. Here is the rainbow I’ve been…

Blowing the Biggest Political Story of the Past 50 Years

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Neal Gabler – Ah, the crescendo of complaint! The Republican establishment and the mainstream media, working hand in hand in their unprecedented, non-stop assault on the “short-fingered vulgarian” named Donald Trump, would have you believe that Trump augurs the destruction of the Republican Party. Former…

Unforced Errors, Miscalculations End Jeb Bush’s White House Hopes

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Steve Holland – CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) – Before Donald Trump’s put-downs and the stumbles in presidential debates, and before the profound frustration of voters became so unmistakably apparent, Jeb Bush appeared to be best positioned to win back the White House for Republicans in 2016. He…

The Day the Republican Party Died

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share… By Robert Reich – I’m writing to you today to announce the death of the Republican Party. It is no longer a living, vital, animate organization. It died in 2016. RIP. It has been replaced by warring tribes: Evangelicals opposed to abortion, gay marriage, and science.…

The Conservative Republican Base is Shrinking

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Help promote a free and independent watchdog press. Share…By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – The conservative Republican base is shrinking, as old racists die off. According to the latest Gallup Poll data on the subject, the percentage of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are conservative on both social and economic issues rises steadily with…