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Political

New Yorker piece on Al Franken

I should write a follow-up to my earlier piece on Al Franken, but time flies, writers plod. In the meantime, Jane Mayer of the New Yorker has an excellent piece on the entire fiasco, albeit she’s more sympathetic to Leeann Tweeden than I am. Senators who regret their hasty and pandering decision: too damn late. […]

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Trump didn’t collude with Russia because Trump didn’t want to win in 2016

Robert Mueller released his final report to current AG William Barr who then, in a surprisingly short period of time, released a four-page summary of the findings. The two points of the investigation were: did Trump or his campaign collude with the Russian government to effect the 2016 election; did Trump commit obstruction attempting to […]

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People Political

From the tragedy of a mass shooting to a new hope for the future

“Shooting reported at school” You read the words in Twitter and feel your shoulders drop, your head lower, and you don’t want to hear any more, but you want to hear everything. The scenarios run through your head. “A teacher accidentally shot themselves in the foot.” “One kid was showing another a gun he found […]

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Political

Be the finch

  Think things are hopeless? That Republicans control it all? I just saw a hawk flying straight towards my house, being chased by a dozen small finches. Be the finch.    

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Environment Political

Trump Signs Executive Orders Reversing Dakota and Keystone Pipeline Decisions

Trump has signed executive orders reversing President Obama’s administration’s decisions on both the Keystone and the Dakota pipelines. The Dakota pipeline is currently under review by the Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement on the route and alternatives. Trump can’t just upend this effort with an executive order—not without Earth […]