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It is time to consider impeachment
by NW Ponderer
RoundTable for January 2019
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The Shutdown Is Mitch McConnell's Fault
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A Judge Blocked the Census From Asking About Citizenship. Here's Why It Matters
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The Debate: Is America’s future capitalist or socialist?
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Collusion has now been shown. What now?
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The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019
by Golem
06:15 PM
Justice is coming
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The Green New Deal, explained
by jgw
01/15/19 08:15 PM
Gregory Benford Wins 2019 Robert A. Heinlein Award
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Trump's Wall Shutdown IS his policy
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01/14/19 06:59 PM
Miscellaneous humor thread
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GoFundMe Wall campaign collapses: fraud campaign substituted
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01/12/19 07:20 PM
Is it too soon to be talking 2020?
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01/11/19 09:24 PM
Our Embarrasment of a White House
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01/11/19 07:00 PM
Why?
by jgw
01/11/19 06:20 PM
The perils of "short-termism"
by rporter314
01/10/19 03:20 PM
The wall, or fence, has been, or is being, or needs to be, built, and Mexico has
by Jeffery J. Haas
01/08/19 09:07 PM
What Left?
by chunkstyle
01/07/19 04:42 AM
HR-1
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The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts It is time to consider impeachment by NW Ponderer @ 24 minutes 33 seconds ago

I recently read the Atlantic article on the subject, Impeach Donald Trump, and it gave me a completely different perspective on the subject. The point made is that Congress is where the debate should be had, not the press, or the internet, or the wa
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: RoundTable for January 2019 by NW Ponderer @ 53 minutes 35 seconds ago

That article makes two cogent, concise arguments and is well worth reading. Quote:The electorate passes judgment on its presidents and their shortcomings every four years. But the Framers were concerned that a president could abuse his authority in
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: The Shutdown Is Mitch McConnell's Fault by NW Ponderer @ Today at 04:03 PM

I think it is well past time to acknowledge that Mitch McConnell is incompetent as majority leader. He doesn't represent his own party's majority, much less the country, and he had presided over do-nothing congresses most of his tenure. He can't wra
The Trump Administration
Slowly, hesitantly, inconsistently, the rule of law is making a comeback. Judge Blocked Census Citizenship Question. Here's Why It Matters (Newsweek). Ironically, Ross (who is both incompetent AND incompetent), as Secretary of commerce, would be s
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: The Shutdown Is Mitch McConnell's Fault by Jeffery J. Haas @ Today at 02:40 PM

I am convinced that if we allow $5Bn into a fund for this "wall", at least a billion will be funneled to Trump, or to some other vanity trophy that he wants down the road. The initial $1.3Bn has sat unused because Trump can't find anyone
The RoundTable
Jump to new posts Re: RoundTable for January 2019 by pdx rick @ Today at 01:20 PM

Finance, the economy & Economics
It's no shock to find Vermont has Neoliberals PIA. If Sanders somehow wins the primary you gunna vote for him or are you going to sit it out with the rest of the 'adults in the room'? I think for many, sanders is a rubber hits the road moment to al
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: The Shutdown Is Mitch McConnell's Fault by pondering_it_all @ Today at 06:49 AM

Quote:Once they recognize the problem, they can rearrange their approach and be successful. I think they are being quite successful now. Democrats have no need to tiptoe around and coddle Trump. He took responsibility for the shutdown and everybod
Finance, the economy & Economics
Jump to new posts Re: The Debate: Is America’s future capitalist or socialist? by pondering_it_all @ Today at 06:39 AM

Quote:If Sanders enters the 2020 race and mounts an even greater challenge to the Democratic Party I could easily see a split within the party with the centrists siding with the hard right from a real socialist challenge as just one scenario. It do
Finance, the economy & Economics
Well nazis were one form of fascism. Italians another. Japan too. Now we are getting ours. If the left manages to gain more support the Petite bourgeoisie always move to the authoritarian/fascist side. When there's a serious threat to the 'socially
Finance, the economy & Economics
Quote: we still talking about politics always being entertainment? Politics is always a lot of things. I think I started with class struggle. It is always, and always has been, a struggle between the rich and the poor. The rich have money and power
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: Collusion has now been shown. What now? by pondering_it_all @ Today at 12:12 AM

Sure, all those things may be true, but they all are meaningless since the Democrats hold the House and their Oversight Committee can subpoena the whole un-redacted report. They can also (and will, to be sure) subpoena Mueller to testify in an open
History Roundtable
Jump to new posts Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 by Golem @ Yesterday at 06:15 PM

Eli Grba, the Original Angel, dies at 84 Quote:Eli Grba, the first player to throw a pitch for the Angels, died Monday night in Florence, Ala., after a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 84. Grba, a bespectacled pitcher with a pencha
The Trump Administration
Jump to new posts Re: Collusion has now been shown. What now? by Greger @ Yesterday at 05:38 PM

Originally Posted By: rporter314Why have a report if Guiliani wants to essentially issue a different report? It'not Guiliani. Trump's AG nominee has now said he may not release the Mueller report. Quote:But Barr, testifying at his confirmation he
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