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I spend a considerable amount of time on this blog, debunking GOP myths and challenging conservative policy. I research my topic and make what I consider the best argument I can about the issue.
I have seen some crazy right wing ideas and no matter how many times they are shown to be untrue, they continue to be used as talking and debate points....over and over again. Bill Maher has termed them Zombie Lies.
Well, during this cycle, I have been exposed to the same type of fervor on the left. I never knew . . .
There is no question that the SCOTUS ruling on the Texas abortion restrictions case is the biggest and most consequential news of the day. But the other major ruling, the one on gun rights, was very welcome as well.
This ruling "concludes that misdemeanor assault convictions for domestic violence are sufficient to invoke a federal ban on firearms possession".
This decision can take guns out of the hands of potentially violent people.
But there is a more important application as well. This ruling solidifies the notion that common sense gun laws are . . .
The election analysis this year is horribly frustrating. The amount of opinions based on meager and anecdotal information has risen to new heights. Probably because there is just too much airtime to fill on competing 24 hour news channels (and one fabrication channel - spelled F-O-X).
Seriously, how can you possibly examine Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton..or for that matter, Bernie Sanders in any kind of fact oriented way, if your priority is to look for the punch line or insult or outrageous fact that can swing a few extra viewers your way...in an important . . .
The Brexit vote is dominating the news (and the markets), but the disturbing thing is how this has been characterized as a clash of economic class.
It is a bit disheartening that the economically disadvantaged can be tricked into believing that these rich moguls and charlatans are looking out for their best interests. Using a background of nativism and protectionism, the truth comes down to xenophobia and a false idea that immigrants are taking things away from the people already here.
The news is filled with people who are shocked that Britain's economic health . . .