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Recommended Reading: THU/2 February 2017

Neal Baumann: Virginia Just Filed A Contempt Motion Against Trump Over Immigration Order (Huffington Post) The Commonwealth of Virginia asked a federal judge late Wednesday night to force President Donald Trump, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and top government officials … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: WED/1 February 2017

Mark Morford: Week One of Go to Hell, America (SF Gate) Steve “Breitbart” Bannon, Trump’s main squeeze and the king of all racist trolls, said the media should “keep its mouth shut” about what the narcissistic orange manbaby is doing … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: TUE/Jan 31, 2017

How to contact the Guardian securely Technical options for people who want to get in touch with journalists in a way that protects both security and anonymity. Andrew Tobias: America First Did you know that Anne Frank, whose Diary ultimately … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: SAT/Jan 28, 2017

J.W. Mason: What Exactly Does Mexico Export to the US? One of the many ways conventional economic theory hinders our discussions of trade is it gets us thinking about goods “produced” in one country and “consumed” in another. Mexicans grow tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: MON/Jan. 30, 2017

Paul Krugman: Building a Wall of Ignorance (NY Times) A Mexican standoff that epitomizes Trumpism. Josh Marshall: Just Hate (TPM) For all the talk about ‘populism’, what really imbues this White House is nationalism. But not just nationalism in a … Continue reading

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Are Women Equal to Men?

Recommended Reading: Jonathan Wells: Male engineering student perfectly explains why women aren’t equal to men (Telegraph) A letter penned by mechanical engineering student Jared Mauldin has gone viral thanks to its impassioned description of the differences between men and women … Continue reading

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Andrew Tobias: Why My Republican Friends Aren’t Democrats

During the 12 Bush years, net private-sector job creation totaled 747,000.   That’s it: just 747,000 — versus 19.6 million during the Clinton 8 years and 8 million more, so far, under Obama (or 12.3 million if you don’t count the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading — Paul Krugman: It Takes a Party (NY Times)

Paul Krugman: It Takes a Party (NY Times) The 2016 election will be about ideologies, not individuals, despite much media attention to the latter. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/opinion/it-takes-a-party.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2Fpaul-krugman An Excerpt: … the differences between the parties are so clear and dramatic that it’s hard … Continue reading

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Nov. 4 is Election Day in America

“Nov. 4 is Election Day in America, something that a huge percentage of you didn’t even know because it’s one of those off-year elections that nobody votes in. But that actually means that the people who do show up to … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading — Andrew Tobias: Reductio Ad Absurdam – And A Medical Breakthrough You’ll Love

Andrew Tobias: Reductio Ad Absurdam – And A Medical Breakthrough You’ll Love LBJ’s Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was in France when De Gaulle decided to pull out of NATO. De Gaulle said he wanted all US military out of France as … Continue reading

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