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Charlottesville: A Question Of Self-Examination And Healing
by Dave Mindeman

White supremacy is an affront to the moral values of this country and will never ever be tolerated in any form.

Is that a hard thing to say? I would say that most people would agree with the above statement. It doesn't seem controversial.

But those words seem to stick in Trump's throat. They are difficult to say for him. Kind of like the words, "Putin is a bad guy."

When Barack Obama was elected President in 2008, there was some ridiculous talk of a post racist society. That we had conquered the . . .
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Blood And Soil
by Dave Mindeman

It is discouraging to watch what happened in Charlottesville and then watch the discourse that follows.

This isn't hard to explain. It was an attack on the civil order. It was hate. It was a criminal act.

And yet, I read some of the most ridiculous arguments about this as if there are "shades of grey". Some Trump supporters blame the victims. Some argue that to criticize the President over his reaction is unpatriotic and shouldn't be questioned. I even read one comment that said the city pulled back their police intentionally in . . .
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There Is A Naivete Flaw Regarding Jeff Erdmann
by Dave Mindeman

Let's get back to the Jeff Erdmann interview at the Uptake.

I am a bit concerned about the naivete of Erdmann's government view. He has not been active in politics - says he had to be neutral while he was coaching football. Although other teachers have been some of the most vocal activists I know, each person has to decide that.

But when explaining why he became a Democrat, Erdmann mentions the following...

Other aspects of why I would be a democrat, age 22, 23, I learned a very valuable lesson. It . . .
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Trump Speaks
by Dave Mindeman

A day in the life of Trump...

Trump on Opioid Crisis

We have the best plan. It is a plan like no one has ever seen. When we put this plan together, you will be so happy and impressed. It is such a bigly big league venture, everyone will be saying it is the best plan they have ever seen. It will solve the problem, that I can tell you.

Trump on North Korea

We have the best plan. It is a plan like no one has ever seen. When we . . .
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Big Money Is A Problem Of Republicans In Charge
by Dave Mindeman

For those of you who think that Democrats are the issue when it comes to big money in politics, please read this....

The Congressional House appropriations bill includes riders that would further pare back campaign finance rules via the following:

The riders attached to the appropriations bill take aim at how the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) enforce campaign finance law.

In the case of the two aimed at the IRS and the SEC, Republicans are seeking to keep the agency . . .
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