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Monday, May 20, 2024

Voters Beware: The GOP’s Message

It’s beyond ‘interesting’ that the GOP members are clamoring for a platform of “change” for the future of the U.S. They continually try to blame the last 2 years of a “liberal” Democrat majority for all our ills. Apparently they believe that the GOP are the only ones who can change the previous leadership of the GOP! Hmmm. How does THAT work?

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Three Cheers for Doug

Three Cheers for Doug —

Reading these replies to such a straightforward piece confirms what everybody should already know — Americans don’t know how to think anymore.

For every one reply that agrees with Doug’s basic premise — that slanted news coverage is bad — there are nine more that say, “Yeah, but THE OTHER GUY DOES IT WORSE.”

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Remembering America’s day of terror

As the nation pauses to mark the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the spotlight from a presidential campaign and a new memorial at the Pentagon are joining the familiar rituals of remembrance on this solemn day.

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Politics takes a break for 9/11

The seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is supposed to bring the heated presidential race to a screeching halt. But just for a day.

Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama were appearing together twice Thursday and agreed to suspend all TV ads critical of each other to commemorate the day terrorists forced four airplanes to crash into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, a field in Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon in Washington, killing nearly 3,000 people.

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Playing the political outrage game

Oh, the outrage.

John McCain’s campaign people are said to be suffering hurt feelings over Barack Obama’s comment that McCain’s policies are like lipstick on a pig. (And they are asking you to give money to make it better.)

Don’t cry for them. And don’t believe Obama was upset on behalf of the middle class when McCain joked that a rich person is one who makes $5 million.

These are hardened pols. Their sensibilities are not so meltingly tender.

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Drowning in a sea of red ink

On Sept. 30, the federal government will end its fiscal year with a deficit — the excess of spending over revenues — of a near-record $407 billion. The all time record was $413 billion in 2004.

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Still living in Nixonland

Rick Perlstein’s new book "Nixonland" does a masterful job of describing the extent to which shamelessness gives a skillful politician a major advantage over ordinary humans.

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Still too much confusion about 9/11

I’m attending the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism in this Tel Aviv suburb and I’m having a coffee and reading the International Herald Tribune. And there on page 2 is a feature, dateline Cairo, reporting that seven years after the attacks of Sept.

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