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“In two years, the GOP in King County has lost four Senate seats, five state House seats and a congressional seat, the 8th” (Danny Westneat,… Continue reading
Propaganda: “The spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause or a person.” We live in… Continue reading
Three big lies have been exposed. These lies have deeply affected our health and our lives. One big lie is that opioids are harmless. The… Continue reading
The partial government shutdown started on Friday, Dec. 21 at midnight. The issue is over money to build a border wall between the U.S. and… Continue reading
What if the Trump administration were able to deport all the 11 million or so illegal immigrants in this country? What would be the effects?… Continue reading
“There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money. I can’t remember what the second is” (Mark Hanna 1898). “The term… Continue reading
“History is always unfinished in the sense that the future always uses the past in new ways.” This quote from Peter Gay’s 1974 book, “Style… Continue reading
Would you give up your smart phone in exchange for world peace? That’s the question I asked my high school Civics and Government students recently.… Continue reading
What are logical fallacies? Ross Weisman’s article, “Is Your Reasoning Sound? A Look at Logical Fallacies,” published at Smerconish.com, gives us this definition: “Flaws in… Continue reading
The Nov. 6 midterms set a record number for voters: An estimated 113 million came out to the polls, or 49 percent of those eligible… Continue reading
By the time you read this, you will either be in celebration or in mourning. You will have found out the results of the midterm… Continue reading
As a youth in my late teens, I joined a strict religious cult and spent seven years of my life deeply involved in it. The… Continue reading
The book gave me a deeper understanding of President Trump and his unique style of leadership.
Politicians can only hope they have made the right choices and that their constituents vote them in/back into office.
Even non-partisan city council races feel the heat.
The partisan political divide is growing as the November midterm elections approach. Emotions are on edge. Democrats are hoping for a big blue wave of… Continue reading
“In this era of post-truth politics, it’s easy to cherry-pick data and come to whatever conclusion you desire” (Oxford Dictionaries.com). What is post-truth? According to… Continue reading
The definition of identity politics: Political attitudes or positions that focus on the concerns of social groups identified mainly on the basis of gender, race,… Continue reading
Take a rubber band and place it around your fingers and thumb. When you move your thumb, all the rest of the fingers feel the… Continue reading
Nothing else makes much sense.