The Four Blind Men and the Elephant: A Parable of Context

The Four Blind Men and the Elephant: A Parable of Context

One day, four blind men were walking together, and the man at the front collided with an elephant. Reaching out, he found the elephant’s leg. “Watch out, fellows!” he said, “I just ran into a tree! I can feel its trunk.” Immediately upon hearing this, the other three blind men accepted the fact that they were now standing in front of a tree. They did not have to feel its shade or hear its leaves in the wind; their friend…

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Democrats’ Winning Will Be Huge, But Not Absolute

Democrats’ Winning Will Be Huge, But Not Absolute

So, Warnock is in and it looks extremely likely that Ossof will win. If that happens, Democrats will take control of the Senate. However, be warned: they will get far from everything they want, as the cornucopia will come with limitations and caveats. Democrats will not pass Medicare for All. They will not pack the courts. They will not even eliminate the filibuster, at least not yet. Still, there are major victories here. What will Democrats win? First of all,…

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Trump’s Real Enemy, Trump’s Real Target

Trump’s Real Enemy, Trump’s Real Target

Trump seems to be almost intentionally throwing the Georgia run-off elections. He has to know that he’s hurting their chances, and that could help Democrats. So, why is he doing it? I do not believe that he is blind to what he is doing. I think you have to consider the timing and the motives. If Georgia goes to the Democrats, then Mitch McConnell is screwed. And I’m beginning to think that this is exactly what Trump wants, as part…

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I Wish That Trump Would Wither and Fade, but That’s Not Happening

I Wish That Trump Would Wither and Fade, but That’s Not Happening

Farewell to Trump? Sadly, no. Trump will have to leave the White House, but he won’t leave the public eye, not by a long shot. Reporters and comedians are premature in their sighs of relief that they won’t have to cover him anymore. Trump will, regrettably, remain a constant public force, commanding headlines and steering the republican party just as forcefully out of power as he did within. I actually find it hard to believe that people assume that Trump…

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Armed 17-Year-Old Trump-Supporter Militia Member Kills Two in Kenosha

Armed 17-Year-Old Trump-Supporter Militia Member Kills Two in Kenosha

As far as I am aware, no BLM member or associated protester has killed anyone in the protests since George Floyd’s murder—but right-wingers have killed several. Steven Carrillo, a member of the far-right extremist group Boogaloo Boys, shot and killed two law enforcement officers (which conservatives like Ted Cruz have tried to pin on Antifa). And now, Kyle Rittenhouse, a far-right teenage kid in a militia movement—and apparently a big enough Trump fan to have been in the front row…

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Trump Falsely Tells People that Warm Weather Can Defeat the Coronavirus

Trump Falsely Tells People that Warm Weather Can Defeat the Coronavirus

Just to be clear: there is zero reason to believe that the coronavirus will weaken in warmer weather—and trying to make people believe there is could cost uncountable lives. “It would be reckless to assume that things will quiet down in spring and summer,” said Dr. Peter Hotez,dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas. “We don’t really understand the basis of seasonality, and of course we know we absolutely nothing about…

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This Guy’s Not a Real Liberal

This Guy’s Not a Real Liberal

Joe Biden has officially crossed the Rudy Giuliani line. When confronted by reporters about Pete Buttigieg, a frustrated Biden shouted out: “Oh, come on, man! This guy’s not a Barack Obama!”  

Honestly, this guy can’t go very long at all without invoking Obama; essentially, a lot of what he says is a noun, a verb, and Barack Obama.

However, what we need is not someone who knew Barack, and not even another Barack Obama. We need an honest-to-God liberal in the White House—something we haven’t had in five, maybe seven decades.   See more

That’s Why They’re Trying to Steal It

That’s Why They’re Trying to Steal It

One more reminder: if your vote doesn’t count, then why are republicans striving so relentlessly to take it away from you? Just yesterday, a conservative judge, who had ordered 200,000 likely Democrats to be purged from the voter rolls, doubled down and cited the election board for contempt for not caving in to a republican-led attempt to cage these voters and rob them of the legal rights. Members of the board were to be fined $250 a day until they…

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Not the Black Guy

Not the Black Guy

Just days after he threatened to commit war crimes, Trump angrily whined that he, not the leader of Ethiopia, deserves the Nobel Peace Prize—for something he didn’t do, which wasn’t even the reason for the peace prize in the first place. The peace prize was for efforts to bring peace to the Horn of Africa, but Trump felt he should get it for negotiations over a Nile dam with Egypt—a deal he played no part in, and which did not avert any war or save any country.   See more

Republican Election Fraud

Republican Election Fraud

Republicans win by fraud.

Think about it: of the last 8 times a Republican won election or re-election to the presidency, 6 of them were won with fraud. That’s 5 of the last 6 elected Republican presidents. And that’s only what we know of—we didn’t find out about Nixon and Vietnam until recently, and there may be a lot more.   See more