Thursday, February 28, 2019

Congratulations to the Democratic House for passing Background Check Legislation on Weapons Purchases. Unfortunately the Senate will probably not take it up and the Popular Vote Loser has vowed to veto it. More proof we need a filibuster proof Democratically controlled Senate and a Democrat in the White House in 2021

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/28/698990518/house-passes-second-gun-background-check-bill-in-as-many-days

More good news with Jared Kushner

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/us/politics/jared-kushner-security-clearance.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

If Donald Trump said Michael Cohen lied about everything except the collusion part, then the popular vote loser confessed to spousal abuse because Mr. Cohen said he (Trump) did not do it. If collusion was the only thing, according to the KKK endorsed candidate, that was not a lie, then he just admitted he hit his wife.

So Much for the Art of the Deal. To be fair, it was probably the right thing to do.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/28/world/asia/trump-kim-vietnam-summit.html?fbclid=IwAR0V6HOi1Q5Bm9xO22r6FE5c3VGB0t6ybJzhpH0Bt1WrFCFF3YVdd66cdlA

It is time for Centrist and Progressive Democrats to Unite

https://blogforarizona.net/it-is-time-for-centrist-democrats-and-progressive-democrats-to-unite/

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Interesting Third Party Commentary on the Cohen Hearing, the Summit with North Korea, and the farce among conservatives over late term abortions

https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/9kpz8a/trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-testimony?fbclid=IwAR2Pruc0FnlWFA0huMeQXKu_RB_G8tdq-n1Mk0E1QlrQU4ucUtSCzf99AAs

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/world/asia/trump-kim-summit-vietnam.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR28f8nhgu70tbbJ-uBi8e2IBi9dGtzRd2m28s8rkENtiYia7v0OLWaKdNA

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/opinion/born-alive-abortion.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR0MWYiBnVyBwbVblQCoWqQDLVtCWm40MhYhb2yASUIyXJ3r2uic7RPcjNg

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/26/health/abortion-bill-trump.html?action=click&module=News&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR0FLGnsqQGIEWW0JhMCrHz9th3RIIqsWBE62Ms_lfxkhnfsfk7qInNu-_c

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

This insult to public service needs to be censured by his colleagues in the House and the people in his district need to vote him out in 2020. What a vile and despicable human being.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/26/politics/matt-gaetz-tweet-michael-cohen/index.html?fbclid=IwAR07qXP6z1NvgBXNKUEPAAnlGP_iphJF4I8SIJZRU8Us1dGJaIzXTzUORmA

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Monday, February 25, 2019

After watching CNN and MSNBC this evening, one should wonder why the Popular Vote Loser praises the Communist Chairman of North Korea and the Communist President of the People Republic of China while rebuking the Social Democratic policy prescriptions of Democratic/Progressive Presidential Candidates. One should wonder.

The latest on Robert Reich on boosting wages through increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit

https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/451937845344657/

Interesting commentary by EJ Dionne below. Nelson Rockefeller was a prophet. Here is another person that could have been a good President (although Johnson and Humphrey were and would have better) had extremists in his party not rebelled against him in 1964 and 1968.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/history-will-mark-how-many-republicans-shy-from-trumps-extremism/2019/02/24/e8e21514-36e4-11e9-af5b-b51b7ff322e9_story.html?fbclid=IwAR22uZ_g_oBbiZ3hdYoI2_hSBYJWCbitNDDJqCvf59Y4zAyp0sdZ4ZTUkOg&utm_term=.014ae61b1382

Rust Belt or Sun Belt. Pragmatic Progressivism or Socialism. Centrism or Liberalism: How about all of the above. In order to become a national party that thrives in all parts of the country, Democrats need to unite and devise a program that appeals to all parts of the nation. This program should include the liberal and social democratic goals of affordable Pre K through Graduate Education, shifting from fossil to clean energy, universal health care, universal child care, free and fair trade, paid family leave, stabilizing and expanding Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid, a living wage for everyone, and restoring fiscal and global management stability. These can be done through pragmatic progressive means. Take education for example. You can achieve affordable education through increases in child. hope scholarship and earned income tax credits, increases in the minimum wage, increases in pell grants, and free two year college tuition as well as publicly funding state universities and regulating their tuition rate hikes. Or health care. Stabilize and expand the Affordable Care Act. Expand Medicaid. Extend Medicare to those with catastrophic health conditions and to age 55, and have the government negotiate drug prices. As Bill Clinton once said, there is nothing that is wrong with America that cannot be fixed with what is right with America. There is no need to pick one region over another to campaign in. There is no one philosophy to solely embrace. It is time for the Democrats and Progressives to unite and get the job done.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/25/fresh-signs-trumps-weakness-just-emerged-some-democrats-are-already-screwing-up/?fbclid=IwAR1Q-A0H-dSCM8ET7--1eBZ-n4mimy9ZyR9WizC02ni6-pbDYD6MXIBKUNs&utm_term=.4705cf577767

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/25/us/politics/democrats-2020-midwest-voters.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR1gI9JipwQ7O8gixduhz-C5F0zeYT88HoGeYLRfgeKFHm1dxuK_uLsy_kA

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/02/25/economic-reasoning-behind-democrats-bold-agenda/?fbclid=IwAR2nDN3TIDEuCRAmQWMXIrtbb8B24dah0nRjY0X3EP2LjIC4MZIClz-skxo&utm_term=.6367129d471c

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/25/politics/medicare-for-all-opponents/index.html?fbclid=IwAR22pdLeZo5PS5luTpxjSpLZF9UDQKPvMdOF5BlidjuFSib7MBKiCVBgy1A

Events in Israel and Britain are eerily similar to what is happening in this country. We need to get away from right wing reactionism, flirtations with nativism, and austerity measures that disproportionately hurt the middle and lower classes.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/24/world/middleeast/benjamin-netanyahu-otzma-yehudit-jewish-power.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR0FVlJfcpTREqAPOBZQU6ZEJpR7OH8m0b9gZF52Qn9R57QvqQM5VhU0xyc

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/24/world/europe/britain-austerity-socialism.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR0FjJniubw1W98C4foNK0NqBrbnw32KhvPfLFnr-DWs4GG4I8wm8tZWXbs

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

MUST READ ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HISTORY AND WHY WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IT.

https://theglobepost.com/2019/02/19/importance-of-history/

This is the United States. What is this that the number of homeless students are rising. We need new public servants in the ruling class if the current crop cannot do the basics and take care of our most vulnerable and that includes the nations children.

https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2019-02-21/number-of-homeless-students-soars?fbclid=IwAR2MXL7u-EKYGzca7ncD1ytwBYFXAfTsedPWrp16xSXHe3JgPYm4hPuVzJc

KEEP UP THE WORK ON MAKING VOTING EASIER AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL INCLUDING OUR YOUNG ADULTS

https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/democracy/reports/2019/02/21/466450/pro-voter-reforms-key-young-americans-voting-2018-elections/?fbclid=IwAR0fEe8cLsRx56FJ7g7GkzuzOCpwclZ6REWmR27EmV7drkN7c4AhFX0mrfM

Must read Third Party Commentary from Jennifer Rubin and Jonathan Greenberg

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/02/24/what-democratic-nominee-should-promise/?fbclid=IwAR0xZv1KJszVKUCho_mp2fpERgfUhT397UGxdtROulYPBWriB0RUjzQSjk0&utm_term=.2a54849d7cf4

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/02/22/essential-cons-that-define-trumps-success/?fbclid=IwAR2-luoqQoWRYEFE8nidfVcURZcqaGMUsPptU4uvMfKbY3O_3K96wTqIMxA&utm_term=.8b54e3b84708

To students of history, this should not be a surprise. During World War Two and before, Anti Semitism was rampant in this part of the world. Unfortunately, right wing populist forces like Putinism and Trumpism have resurrected these ancient hatreds. Damn them and those who have stoked these animosities.

https://www.thenation.com/article/neo-nazis-far-right-ukraine/

Now This Video on The Oscar Nominated Documentary "A Night at the Garden."

https://www.facebook.com/NowThisNews/videos/234237440864688/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxODUxMTAyNzk4MzI5NTY4/

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