Contrasting Obama and Trump

Today, Barack Obama gave an impassioned speech focussed on the commonalities shared by Americans and need for us to move forward together.

Today, Donald Trump was talking about an Op-Ed written by a member of his administration accusing him of incompetence.

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What the Kavanaugh Confirmation Process is Really About

All of the dirty tricks and breaks from tradition being perpetrated by the GOP to make sure Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed are happening for one reason: Republicans are aware they are likely to lose the House in November. In 2020, they are likely to lose the Senate and the presidency. The only way they can continue running America is to make sure the judicial branch is staunchly conservative. That way, judges can rule efforts to make the country more progressive and tolerant unconstitutional.

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John McCain Isn’t a Hero

Since John McCain’s passing on Saturday the tributes have been nearly constant from the right and the center. On the true left, the message has been mixed. McCain’s terrible foreign policy decisions (the war in Iraq) to name one have been criticized. Both groups are missing the point.

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Michael Flynn’s Russia Involvement Explained

The verdict for this episode is: Flynn’s guilty plea proves the so-called fake news is right a lot of the time.

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