4th Circuit Serves Trump A Sour Lemon.
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May 26, 2017 - 6:23pm
4th Circuit Serves Trump A Sour Lemon.

in a resounding 10–3 decision. This smackdown was harsh. The court came swinging right out of the first paragraph declaring: "The question for this Court, distilled to its essential form, is whether the Constitution . . . remains “a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace.” And if so, whether it protects Plaintiffs’ right to challenge an Executive Order that in text speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination." However, what really stood out in this decision was the 4th Circuit’s determination that the President acted in bad faith. Relying heavily on the campaign statements of President Trump and his representatives, the court found: "Plaintiffs have more than plausibly alleged that EO-2’s state…

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  • - May 27, 2017 - 6:31pm
  • - by Keith
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THERE SHOULD BE CONSEQUENCES

By now you will all be aware of the murders of innocent, mostly women and children, by a suicide bomber in Manchester. This cowardly scumbag deliberately targeted those least well able to defend themselves.  It is time in my humble opinion for some draconian measures to be imposed on the famili…

May 24, 2017 - 6:41am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 6:52pm
  • - by John G
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Differences Between Crony Capitalism and Capitalis…

I believe Crony capitalism is the most misunderstood term of all time.  The reason it’s misunderstood is because people don’t understand the difference between capitalism and crony capitalism.  Defined, capitalism is an economic and political system in which a country's trade a…

May 26, 2017 - 8:04am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 6:51pm
  • - by John G
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Crony Capitalism Part Two

In an interesting and informative article, fellow WB writer Ari Silverstein wrote an article on “Crony Capitalism.” The debate was informed and vigorous, not including, of course, the usual trolls who cannot accept any facts that didn’t come from some recent internet genius who has…

May 27, 2017 - 5:01pm
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Problems With the Polls

Like lots of other people, I finally took notice of the various Polls during the past election and began to question their validity and legitimacy.  The Democratic Party was more shocked and stunned by the staggering discrepancy between "forecast and reality" than any other group.  The Tru…

May 26, 2017 - 9:46am
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Guaranteed Minimum What?

Guaranteed Minimum What?     I was on the road a while back and needed to stop to use the facilities. A chain restaurant on the side of the highway seemed like a reasonable spot. As I headed to the men’s room I noticed iPads on all the tables. These are the new electronic m…

May 27, 2017 - 4:10am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 6:24pm
  • - by John G
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Weathering Indiana Festivals

In one of my books I included a photo of the Onion Days Festival, in Wolf Lake, Indiana. Never mind that it’s called Onion Days—that’s another story—but the photo was taken in the early 1900s, over a century ago. Hey, I wrote the book; I never said I took the pict…

May 24, 2017 - 5:34am
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I'M SO TOLERANT, I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE IT.

    I just saw this on LinkedIn, and I thought: This is about how we see the average American, our impression when we talk to him. Kind of a mixture between a grown Disney child whose father has lived in the McCarthy era and hates therefore everything that dares to intervene in what he ca…

Jun 9, 2015 - 4:37pm
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 6:18pm
  • - by John G
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Message to Climate Concerned Millenials

Paying at the checkout at the supermarket, a young assistant suggested to the woman that she should bring her own shopping bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing ba…

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:03pm
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 6:16pm
  • - by Keith
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New Super Hero Arrives in DC (the city, not DC Com…

A new Super Hero with super powers has arrived in Washington, DC!  His name is "Deregulation Man" and while he can't leap tall buildings in a single bound, he can single-handedly sign Executive Orders to get rid of evil, wasteful villains like "The Subsidizer" and "The Grafter".  When …

Jan 23, 2017 - 12:44pm
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 6:21pm
  • - by Keith
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Brainstorming Community Wellness

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it might really take to fix some of the social issues that we face in this country, i.e., homelessness, hunger, and poverty being core issues.    I was having a discussion with Mike Haluska and he mentioned that communities should take care of thes…

May 26, 2017 - 11:17am
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THE FAILURE OF NEOLIBERAL GLOBALIZATION

David Harvey, a British geographer and professor at the City University of New York, says that; 1) neoliberalism is, in principle, the economic policy that supports the thesis that human welfare can advance more with the liberalization of individual entrepreneurship and the existence of an instituti…

May 26, 2017 - 7:48pm
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Interesting thing is happening at energy company s…

An interesting development occurred at annual shareholder meetings of two major companies in the energy business – PPL Corp, a utility serving Pennsylvania and other states and Occidental Petroleum Corp. A shareholder instigated vote took place at each firm and passed over the recommendations …

May 25, 2017 - 10:08am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 4:54pm
  • - by Leroy
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For the sake of America-WHY NOT?

Why Not have a Special Council to investigate Bill Clinton's visit with Loretta Lynch on the tarmac in Arizona? How about One to investigate all the people illegally leaking confidential material in an attempt  to thwart the Trump agenda? What about One to investigate how many people were illeg…

May 25, 2017 - 11:53am
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This is not the time to mess with Social Security…

Blind supporters of Social Security are fond of saying that the program is running a surplus; that simply is not true. Before 2010 the incoming payroll taxes exceeded what was needed to pay benefits; that was a surplus because the extra money could be and was invested to grow with interest.  &#…

May 25, 2017 - 12:38pm
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The Limiting World ofStereotypes

has a up on the unpleasant habit many of us fall in to of denigrating our fellow Americans.  There’s a lot of good stuff there, but I particularly liked this:   “Why do we want to say such negative things about our own countrymen (Admittedly, I have done it. So I think I k…

May 26, 2017 - 3:50pm
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 5:19pm
  • - by Tricia
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Was Europe the Birthplace of Mankind?

by Billy Roper   I’ve often countered the ‘Out of Africa’ theory with the observation that if it were true, it means that the most virile, adventurous, and energetic early humans immigrated Out of Africa to new habitats where their evolutionary development was accelerated thro…

May 26, 2017 - 8:36am
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A Serious (and Informed) Discussion of Civil War

"You Say You Want a Revolution"   Of late, there has been considerable discussion of a possible civil war in the United States.  has been informed. Some has been interesting but . Some has been utter drek.   I think a civil war is unlikely.   Societies, like ours, with older pe…

May 23, 2017 - 6:35pm
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Frantz

To have gone though life without ever seeing this film would be too silly for words. It doesn’t matter if you are a lofty-left socialist eyes heavenly cast, a right-wing progressive dodging tax fanatic, or a rabid capitalist in terminal decline, Frantz is a must see film. I would put it on …

May 25, 2017 - 9:54pm
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CNN is a Bully

CNN is a BULLY because it uses bullying tactics the most of any other TV news organization in the USA.   CNN is a narcissistic network empire because it has anchor news hosts that seem to know it all amongst themselves but have somehow been about to twist the information in ways to make themsel…

May 27, 2017 - 7:30am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 4:47pm
  • - by John G
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So what’s wrong withsocialism?

Socialism is a range of and characterised by and of the ;   It is a system that is opposed to the rampant greed of capitalism. This mantra of profit before all else, greed and to hell with everything, is what is creating inequality, environmental destruction, overpopulation and fuell…

May 19, 2017 - 7:23pm
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 5:04pm
  • - by John G
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Make Liberalism Great Again: a 6 Step Plan

This is going to be tough, but now that Donald Trump is president, there is no time to waste. Following the publication of my previous article Donald Trump’s Victory is a Failure of Liberalism, I have been asking for and receiving responses. One of the most common problems I found with the re…

May 21, 2017 - 3:22am
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  • - May 27, 2017 - 5:00pm
  • - by John G
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THE RISE OF ARTI

THE RISE OF ARTI   Sitting at the kitchen table sipping at the morning’s first injection of liquid life he heard a knock at the front door. Shaking the ever present cobwebs from his still sleeping brain he sighed and rose before the intrusion repeated. Trying to remember if he had been f…

May 23, 2017 - 12:44pm
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