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How Coronavirus Could Save Our Democracy

Stuart Lyle You have heard of the “October Surprise,” that unexpected turn of events, sometimes manufactured or timed, sometimes just random, that has out-sized influence on the results in November due to its close proximity to the election.  Think Comey’s 2016 announcement of reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server, or Kissinger’s announcement that…

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Why Clinton Lost, and More Importantly, Why Biden Might Lose as Well

Dan Mason After the spectacular failure of Hillary Clinton to win a shoe-in election for one anointed and “whose time had come,” someone who deserved to be rewarded for past service to the people, the country, and the entirety of humanity at large, the Democrat Party elites tried to grapple with the reality of the…

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The Coronavirus Is Immune to Lies

W.J. Astore Investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, physicist Richard Feynman reached a famous conclusion: “For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.” The COVID-19 virus is not going to be fooled with lies.  It’s not going to be fooled by a denial of medical science.  You…

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Soleimani Assassination: Sowing the Wind, Reaping the Whirlwind

Richard Silverman Our president is not a religious man.  But it’s suitable to quote a verse from what his Christian allies call “the Scriptures:” For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind… I will send a fire upon his cities, And it will devour their castles. –Hosea Wreckage after U.S. drone attacked…

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George Washington foresaw the danger of political parties to a democracy. Will Senate Republicans prove him right?

Stuart Lyle A Constitutional crisis has come… and gone – but few have noticed. Americans have great confidence in their form of government.  From an early age they are taught – and, of course, they come to believe – that the Constitution forms the unbreakable backbone of an exceptional democratic system, unmatched in the world.…