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Biden and the McConnell ‘deal’

Update and edited  Slate has more on the Devil’s deal. Evidently Biden will be ‘allowed’ to appoint two people to US Attorney positions in Kentucky, and McConnell will not block him. That’s it. That’s the ‘big’ deal. Two positions tied solely to the President’s tenure for a judgeship that’s for life. It’s a fool’s deal. […]

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Biden’s Immigration Plan and ICE FUD

I just finished reading another poorly done conservative piece in the Savannah Morning News; this one full of hearsay and innuendo. It was published at the same time as another piece that formed the point of this particular point/counter-point.   Both writings are supposedly about Biden’s immigration plan, but only the positive one really discusses […]

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Government

COVID used as vector to attack teacher’s unions

A disturbing pattern is beginning to emerge in the local newspaper I read, the Savannah Morning News. They just published a second piece by a conservative Republican blaming the lack of school openings on teacher’s unions (and by association, Democrats). The piece (also found here), written by Scott Jennings, segues like a pinball between a […]

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On my way to writing there was a pandemic. And we moved to Georgia. And Trump.

I had such good intentions at the start of the year. I was going to lose weight, get in shape, and most of all, return to writing on a regular basis. And then the rest of 2020 hit. It started with COVID and it ends with COVID and a parade of masks and hand washes […]

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No We Can’t Sneak Judge Garland In Through The Back Door

Crooks & Liars put out an audacious plan, based on twitter posts from Daily Kos’ David Waldman. Send Biden to the Senate on Jan. 3 w Garland’s renomination & instructions to recognize Durbin before swearing in. https://t.co/KUNbf8qF8a — David Waldman (@KagroX) November 25, 2016 The foundation of Waldman’s idea is that newly elected senators are […]