Tag Archive for United States of America

Electoral College Revolt Yields More Defections from Clinton than Trump

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Donald Trump Affirmed as President With 304 Electoral College Votes – The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – After all the screeching and howling, sharing and protesting, weeping and gnashing of teeth, Donald J. Trump was affirmed as the 45th president of the United States on Monday with 304 Electoral College votes to Hillary…

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Did ‘Fake News’ Elect Trump?

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – In the Huge wave washing over the American landscape after the tsunami of Donald Trump’s surprising ride to president of the United States on a surfboard constructed of bullshit, mainstream news organizations and Democrats are beating up on Mark Zuckerberg and poor Facebook, blaming the widespread sharing…

Like It or Not, We Live in Trump’s America Now

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Like it or not, we live in Trump’s America now. And it looks a whole lot like Alabama. Thank you Jeff Sessions, George W. Bush and George Wallace for setting the stage for this. Thank you Democratic Party for being so pathetically weak and inept. Sorry for…

Four Years of Donald Trump Could Cook the Planet

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By Juan Cole – Informed Comment – I argued that President Obama’s carbon-reduction plan wasn’t anything to write home about. He want to reduce our annual emissions from 5.4 billion metric tons of CO2 annually from the US to 4.7 billion metric tons by 2030. It isn’t an insignificant reduction, but it doesn’t at all…

Americans Are ‘Shocked’ and ‘Surprised’ By Trump’s Election

By Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number one reaction from Americans when asked their feelings on Donald Trump’s win in the presidential election was “surprise.” A large majority of Americans, 75 percent, say they were shocked to see how the election came out, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. Perhaps…

An Awesome Responsibility: Respect and Protect Shenandoah

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Virg. — It’s an incredible feeling sitting here at 3,500 feet above sea level on the hill looking out over the Big Meadows campground, watching a spring shower roll through the mountains. I can’t think of a spot east of the Mississippi where I…