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Election Tricks

When it comes to electing a President of the United States of America, we use a very convoluted AND antiquated system that remains in place to this day because ironically, even the problems are advantageous to some. Unfortunately, American citizens on average are proving to be woefully ignorant of what these problems are. First off, […]

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Analysis Economics Politics Semantics

The Jobless Rate Is Not 3.5% It’s 37%

There’s a lot of happy talk about the incredibly low unemployment rate these days but it’s a misleading statistic. As Erik Sherman explains in an April 2018 op-ed for Forbes Magazine, “the unemployment rate is the ratio of the number of unemployed people to the total workforce, which itself is the sum of the employed […]

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Analysis Economics Politics

NAFTA vs USMCA: The Best of Shadow Boxing

  “It’s a disaster. … We will either renegotiate it, or we will break it. Because, you know, every agreement has an end. … Every agreement has to be fair. Every agreement has a defraud clause. We’re being defrauded by all these countries.” – Trump talking about NAFTA during an interview on 60 Minutes in […]

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Politics Rhetoric Wiping Off Spit

“Left” Accused of Hating “Patriotism”

USAToday published an opinion on 7/5/2019 by Gary Varvel, entitled “The real reason why the left was against Donald Trump’s July 4 speech“. As you can imagine, this is a right-wing reaction to the agitation in the media regarding Trump’s decision to break a long-standing tradition by inserting himself into the ceremonies with a presidential […]

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A Great American Irony

One of the great American ironies is the fierce dedication and support that self-described adversaries of socialism have for our most predominate socialist systems. Indications of this dedication and support appear in the traffic streams of bumper stickers as tributes to various “thin lines” that protect the people from all the dangers that threaten them. […]

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Analysis Law Politics

An Impetuous Court

In 1991, William Lynn a minister in Alabama was murdered in his home. His wife was badly injured but survived. One of the two people convicted of murdering William Lynn was Christopher Price who is now on death row, scheduled for execution and the subject of a controversial decision by the Supreme Court. The controversy […]

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Politics

The Doomsday Clock And The MAGA Delusion

Recently, a friend told me that things will get better… “They’re going to be rough for a while…” he said, but in the long run things will be better. I knew he was referring to the path that he thinks Trump has put us on… something I call the MAGA delusion. I don’t know what […]

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Economics Environment Politics

Trump’s Policy of Darkness

For two years I have been responding to enthusiastic ovations for Trump’s economic “policies” with the sobering reminder that there’s a significant latency between establishing economic policy and the effect it might have on the actual economy. The economy Trump keeps claiming credit for has far more to do with the policies set during Obama’s […]

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Analysis Law Politics

U.S. Constitution: Rules for Government

I wish more people understood that the U.S. Constitution is not the top-level law of the land. In fact, it doesn’t even apply to the people at all. The top-level law that applies to the people is a completely different set of rules called the U.S. Code. This enormous set of laws is established and […]

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Analysis Humour Politics

Trumpian Delusions: Birthright Citizenship

Some politicians have been suggesting that they can end birthright citizenship. Other’s say that would be a direct violation of the 14th amendment which says… “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the specific State wherein they reside.” Trump has […]