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  • Why Climate Change Arguments Won’t Change the Climate

    Why Climate Change Arguments Won’t Change the Climate

    We are living through a period in which we are seeing the collapse of the world order that we were born and raised in and watching as it is replaced by an alien socio-economic and political system that we don't …
  • Howard Schultz Could Be the Third-Party Candidate to Win

    Howard Schultz Could Be the Third-Party Candidate to Win

    The announcement by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz that he would run for President in 2020 as an independent candidate has sent shockwaves through the Democratic Party. Immediately, it was declared that his entrance into the race would create a …
  • 2020: How the Democrats Are Already Blowing It Again

    2020: How the Democrats Are Already Blowing It Again

    This year, in what has been billed (incorrectly) as the most important midterm election in American history, the Democratic party absolutely failed to present the electorate with a national campaign, leaving it up to the individual candidates to put together …
  • Remember When Trump Blocked Federal Employee Pay Raises?

    Remember When Trump Blocked Federal Employee Pay Raises?

    Mr. Trump, in his current role as a reality TV star portraying the president of the United States, has decreed that approximately two million federal employees will NOT receive salary increases scheduled for January of 2019,
  • NY Times Explains how Donald Trump Became Donald Trump

    NY Times Explains how Donald Trump Became Donald Trump

    The New York Times has published what amounts to a smoking-gun expose that explains exactly how Donald Trump created his myth and sold it to the American people, but those people who believe that this expose will make any difference …
  • The Democrats At War With Themselves

    The Democrats At War With Themselves

    One of the most dismaying things about American politics in recent years, other than the election of Donald Trump as President, has been the devolution of the Democratic Party. From being the force behind such foundations of American life as …
  • Democrats Are the Party of Machiavelli – Part I

    Democrats Are the Party of Machiavelli – Part I

    The Democratic Party has fully embraced the ideas of Machiavelli in how to handle the rise of Republicanism in this country and will do anything they can to stop it - even including destroying the country.
  • Trump Shortchanges Federal Employees on Pay Hikes

    Trump Shortchanges Federal Employees on Pay Hikes

    The President of the United States, unlike the governors of forty-four U.S. states, does not have the power of the line item veto. Knowing this, Donald Trump is attempting to initiate the line item veto through presidential fiat, beginning with …
  • Supreme Court Voids Minnesota Ban on Voter Political Apparel

    Supreme Court Voids Minnesota Ban on Voter Political Apparel

    States cannot completely bar people from wearing T-shirts, buttons or other apparel bearing political messages in polling sites, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in an important free speech decision striking down a Minnesota law as unconstitutional.
  • Democratic Party Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy in New Lawsuit

    Democratic Party Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy in New Lawsuit

    The Democratic National Committee opened a surprise legal assault on President Trump on Friday, filing a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the organization was the victim of a conspiracy by Russian officials, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks to damage …
  • Trump Lawyer Says He Personally Paid Stormy Daniels

    Trump Lawyer Says He Personally Paid Stormy Daniels

    A lawyer for President Donald Trump has claimed that he paid adult star Stormy Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket, sending the Internet into a frenzy. As news of Trump’s alleged 2006 affair with Daniels broke, it was claimed …
  • New Report Details Extensive Russian Influence Campaigns

    New Report Details Extensive Russian Influence Campaigns

    A U.S. congressional report issued Wednesday accused Russia of mounting a protracted assault on democracy at home and abroad, and urged a multi-pronged counter-strategy that begins with U.S. presidential leadership, something the report alleged
  • Democrats Threaten to Accuse GOP of Sham Russia Probe

    Democrats Threaten to Accuse GOP of Sham Russia Probe

    House Democrats are reportedly warning their Republican colleagues that if the GOP-led Intelligence Committee prematurely shuts down its investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, they'll issue a scathing minority report calling the probe a sham.
  • Repealing Second Amendment Is Like Screaming at the Sky

    Repealing Second Amendment Is Like Screaming at the Sky

    Recent calls to repeal the second amendment to the United States Constitution are a complete waste of time, removing the possibility for real gun reform that can reduce these mass shootings.
  • Democrats Win Governorships in New Jersey, Virginia

    Democrats Win Governorships in New Jersey, Virginia

    In the first major test of the Trump Administration's coat tails in a regular election, Democrats have won convincing victories in two gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey.
  • Politico Cartoon Ill-Timed, Offensive…But I’m Glad They Published It

    Politico Cartoon Ill-Timed, Offensive…But I’m Glad They Published It

    Politico, a news organization focused on politics, finds itself facing harsh criticism after posting a cartoon by Mark Wuerker that many have referred to as “tone-deaf.”
  • ‘McConnell-Care’ Stays in Committee Through Next Week

    ‘McConnell-Care’ Stays in Committee Through Next Week

    Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will delay the vote on his legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act until after the week-long July 4th vacation, saying that, “We will not be on the bill this week, but we will still be …
  • Trump’s 2005 Tax Return Proves Nothing New

    Trump’s 2005 Tax Return Proves Nothing New

    The copy of Trump's Form 1040 released by Rachel Maddow on her 9 P.M. MSNBC program last night turned out to be another case of "much ado about nothing" because Form 1040 is a summary of an actual tax return …
  • Campaign 2018 Update: Bill Nelson vs. Rick Scott

    Campaign 2018 Update: Bill Nelson vs. Rick Scott

    {By Alan M. Milner, Bindlesnitch} I received the following email (excerpted below)  in response to my donation to Bill Nelson’s campaign.  It supports rumors that Rick Scott is going to run for Nelson’s seat. It is absolutely essential to the …
  • The Smoking Gun Unveiled: Trump’s Russian Connections

    The Smoking Gun Unveiled: Trump’s Russian Connections

    The Washington Post is reporting evidence that Attorney General Jeff Sessions LIED to Congress on several occasions when asked if had any contact with members of the Russian government either before or after the election. On at least two occasions, …
  • Fact Checking Trump’s First ‘Solo’ Press Conference

    Fact Checking Trump’s First ‘Solo’ Press Conference

    News organizations – including some labelled as “fake news” outlets by freshman president Donald J. Trump – are having a field day fact checking President Trump’s first “solo” press conference, and there’s a lot for them to gloat over. Some …
  • Meet the Trump Cabinet Part 1

    Meet the Trump Cabinet Part 1

    Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson Rex Tillerson, 64, is currently CEO of Exxon Mobil, and has been with Exxon since 1975, through mergers, acquisitions, and oil spills. Exxon has operations in about 50 countries, including Russia, where the company has …
  • Stephen Hawking on the Harmful Election of Donald Trump

    Stephen Hawking on the Harmful Election of Donald Trump

    Stephen Hawking, like many physicists before him, has made the leap from physics to current events. Hawking has become a pundit, and like many other pundits, he offers opinions without evidence, which is exactly the opposite of what physicists do, …
  • Poll Politics and the Misleading of the American Electorate

    Poll Politics and the Misleading of the American Electorate

    The ancient, archaic AOL website is currently leading today’s news feed with an article reporting that Bloomberg has just published a poll indicating that Donald Trump now has a two point edge in the Florida presidential race. This is another …
  • Senate Races Begin to Open Up Across the Country

    Senate Races Begin to Open Up Across the Country

    With the election of Hillary Clinton now an almost foregone conclusion, attention is shifting to the United States Senate, where the Democratic Party has a real chance of regaining a working majority. Democratic Party supremacy in the Senate, however, is an …
  • Election Projection: This may be the shortest election night EVER

    Election Projection: This may be the shortest election night EVER

    The networks and the big web sites have refrained from calling elections until the polls close on the West Coast but, this year, there is such a clear demarcation between the strengths of the major candidates that the result will …
  • Commander in Chief Forum: Why NBC Let Trump Lies Slide

    Commander in Chief Forum: Why NBC Let Trump Lies Slide

    My sister asked me what I thought about Hillary’s performance last night. I didn’t watch it nor have I read anything about it because I already knew what was going to happen. Here’s what I think happened: Hillary won the …
  • Bogus Headlines Prove That AOL Is Pimping for Trump

    Bogus Headlines Prove That AOL Is Pimping for Trump

    According to the lead article on AOL today, “Trump surges in latest polling as Clinton’s lead shrinks,” but the article under this catchy headline fails to deliver the goods. The article, credited to “AOL.COM Editors,” claims that Real Clear Politics (RCP) …
  • New Poll Indicates Turning Point for Johnson Campaign and the Nation

    New Poll Indicates Turning Point for Johnson Campaign and the Nation

    A new poll just released by Bindlesnitch reveals hidden strengths in Gary Johnson’s Libertarian party presidential campaign bid, according to data published today on the polling organization’s website. According to a press release from the company founder, a 67 year-old …
  • How a Blind Trust Would Cripple Donald Trump in the White House

    How a Blind Trust Would Cripple Donald Trump in the White House

    Many people are asking (I got that construction from Trump himself but in this case it is true) whether or not Donald Trump would put his assets into a blind trust. Because of the nature of his assets, most of which …
  • How the NY Times Helped Blame Melania Trump for Campaign’s Failure

    How the NY Times Helped Blame Melania Trump for Campaign’s Failure

    I just read the Times article about how Melania Trump’s speech ended up replete with plagiarisms, and it is pretty obvious that the Times was fed a full load of Trump horse shit.   As a matter of fact, and …
  • The Underestimation of Donald Trump

    The Underestimation of Donald Trump

    We are being lulled into believing that Donald Trump is a clown, an egotistical, self-centered, narcissistic bully, an ignoramus.   Trump may be some of those things, but he isn’t neither stupid nor ignorant. He is in fact a very …
  • FLA Senate Kills Fracking Bill….For Now

    FLA Senate Kills Fracking Bill….For Now

    The Florida State  Senate Appropriations committee on Thursday voted to reject proposal (SB 318) which would have diverted the authority over mineral rights development from the counties, cities and towns to a single statewide agency but lawmakers moved swiftly to …
  • FL Senate Considering Bill to Ban Local Bans on Fracking

    FL Senate Considering Bill to Ban Local Bans on Fracking

    The Florida Senate is sitting on a bill already passed by Florida’s House of Representatives that would effectively usurp the authority of counties, cities and towns, preventing them from regulating fracking within their jurisdictions. Now in committee, Senate SB 318, …
  • George Will Confirms Nixon’s Vietnam Treason

    George Will Confirms Nixon’s Vietnam Treason

    EDITOR’S NOTE: We found the following article on Common Dreams via Facebook.  We believe every American needs to read this article in order to understand how completely the Republican party has bamboozled the American people into believing that they are …
  • Ben Carson’s Daily Crises Continue as the Dr. Takes a Licking in Iowa

    Ben Carson’s Daily Crises Continue as the Dr. Takes a Licking in Iowa

    Presidential candidates do not abruptly change their travel plans to return home for a change of clothing. They have people to do that. Presidential candidates are wealthy people. (If you don't believe that, try throwing your hat into the ring …
  • GOP Dropout Rick Santorum Damns Marco Rubio with Faint Praise

    GOP Dropout Rick Santorum Damns Marco Rubio with Faint Praise

    Marco Rubio may have moved up in the pecking order of potential Republican candidates from wannabe to not inconceivable, but he has been damned with faint praise by recently dropped-out candidate Rick Santorum. Appearing on the MSNBC's Morning Joe talk …
  • Who or What, Exactly, is an American?

    Who or What, Exactly, is an American?

    No one can adequately answer the question of “What is an American?” because the answers vary on the basis of personal prejudice.  We should, however, be able to definitively state “Who is an American,” but it turns out that it’s …
  • Trump Questions Cruz’s Legal Eligibility for President

    Trump Questions Cruz’s Legal Eligibility for President

    With less than a month before Iowans caucus, Republican front-runner Donald Trump is going negative against his closest competitor in the state, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. In an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday, Trump said Cruz’s …
  • Christie Orders Air Force General to Slim Down

    Christie Orders Air Force General to Slim Down

    Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey wants the leader of the New Jersey National Guard to get in shape as soon as possible. Recently, the governor gave Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff 90 days to slim down to meet …
  • Scott Walker Was a Wuss All Along

    Scott Walker Was a Wuss All Along

    Let’s face it.  When all is said and done, Scott Walker was a wuss all along, which is why he is heading for the wings after making a strong start in the polls on a vaguely worded theme that he …
  • Jeb Bush Enlists Brother’s Help in Presidential Race

    Jeb Bush Enlists Brother’s Help in Presidential Race

    As the presidential race heats up, former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush is enlisting the help of his brother, former President George W. Bush, in his  bid to take over the White House in 2016. Bush recently wrote a fundraising …
  • In Their Own Words: Republicans About Themselves

    In Their Own Words: Republicans About Themselves

    We went through the transcript from the first Republican debate, and extracted from it only those things that the candidates said about themselves.  These are unedited, unvarnished comments from the candidates’ own mouths. We figured that most people just won’t …
  • 2016 Primary Debates Favor Republicans by 2 to 1 Margin

    2016 Primary Debates Favor Republicans by 2 to 1 Margin

    2016’s primary debates season kicked off in earnest with a double-header on Fox News last night as 17 Republican hopefuls filled two separate debate sessions with 10 “Main Event” candidates in the 9 PM session and 7 “Undercard” candidates in …
  • Don’t Wait for 2016: Vote Now for President

    Don’t Wait for 2016: Vote Now for President

    The 2016 election is a long way off. Don’t wait for 2016 to vote for president. Vote now, and give your candidate a better chance of making it into the final run-off. Elsewhere on the front page, on the left …
  • Trump Juggernaut Stumbles Into a Border Wall

    Trump Juggernaut Stumbles Into a Border Wall

    Donald Trump’s quixotic presidential campaign continues to stumble upward, as the fumble-mouthed vanity candidate continues to rack up points in the polls, which now puts Trump in first place with 18 percent of the potential Republican primary vote, 4.2 percent ahead …
  • Donald Trump Has Chronic Foot in Mouth Disease

    Donald Trump Has Chronic Foot in Mouth Disease

    There’s no doubt about it. Donald Trump has chronic foot in mouth disease, and it is going to get a whole lot worse before it gets better, if it ever does. Big time. CNN correspondent M.J. Lee called Republican presidential candidate …
  • Republican Party Chorus Line: The Clown Car is Now a Party Bus

    Republican Party Chorus Line: The Clown Car is Now a Party Bus

    The Republican Party’s chorus line of would-be presidential candidates, which could have squeezed into a clown car a few weeks ago, now needs a party bus to get around in. When it comes to running for president in the Republican …
  • The Politics of Accountability

    The Politics of Accountability

    It’s more than two years until the next presidential election, but the field is already crowded and the two top contenders – Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton – are already dominating their party’s fight cards. The Bush and Clinton juggernauts seem poised for another …
  • Marco Rubio’s Campaign Running on Empty Already

    Marco Rubio’s Campaign Running on Empty Already

    Florida’s Junior Senator Marco Rubio has shot himself in the foot, and the wound may be terminal to his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, which already seems to be running on empty. Speaking on the record on CBS’s Face the …
  • Rand Paul’s Budget Proposals Just Don’t Add Up to Success

    Rand Paul’s Budget Proposals Just Don’t Add Up to Success

    Less than a week out of the starting gate, Rand Paul is already picking up the wrong kind of public attention, due largely to his combative attitude toward the media, which has been picking on him (or so he appears to …
  • Democratic Departures Leave More Senate Seats Up For Grabs

    Democratic Departures Leave More Senate Seats Up For Grabs

    Sen. Harry Reid’s retirement has strengthened the Republicans’ chances of flipping the Nevada Senate seat in the 2016 election, according to a new breakdown from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics. “The retirement of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid …
  • Cruz Hits Speed Bumps on His Bid to Occupy White House

    Cruz Hits Speed Bumps on His Bid to Occupy White House

    Texas Senator Ted Cruz is having a rough go of it since announcing his candidacy for president. Cruz declared his bid for 2016 on Monday, March 23, in front of a raucous crowd of students attending what they believed to …
  • Would-Be Democratic Candidates: Wannabees, Also-Rans and Freaks

    Would-Be Democratic Candidates: Wannabees, Also-Rans and Freaks

    The would-be Democratic candidates for president break down into three categories, wannabees, also-rans (also known as has-beens) and freaks. The trick is figuring out which is which, and that might not be as easy as it might appear. Everyone believes …
  • GOP Front Runners Put On Their Running Shoes for 2016

    GOP Front Runners Put On Their Running Shoes for 2016

    The GOP front runners are putting on their dancing shoes for 2016, but this is one year when the tortoise has it all over the hare. The idea of having a third Bush in the White House is gaining momentum for …
  • GOP Senators Letter to Iran: Treason or Political Theater?

    GOP Senators Letter to Iran: Treason or Political Theater?

    In a March 9 letter addressed to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 47 Republican U.S. senators attempted to undermine a proposed nuclear nonproliferation deal between President Barack Obama and representatives of five other major powers and the …
  • Minnesota Sex Offender Program Faces Unfriendly Fire in Court

    Minnesota Sex Offender Program Faces Unfriendly Fire in Court

    This is the second installment of a three-part series. Click here to read the first installment.  Yesterday, Minnesota found itself on trial, attempting to defend the state’s Sex Offender Program (MSOP) before federal court Judge Donovan Frank. Dan Gustafson, an attorney …
  • Minnesota Sex Offender Program Faces Scrutiny in Court

    Minnesota Sex Offender Program Faces Scrutiny in Court

    Minnesota goes into the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota today to defend the state’s controversial civil commitment program for sex offenders before U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank.  There are currently more than 700 “clients” in the Minnesota sex offender …
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