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Donald Trump: The “I” of any storm

Dave Pell nails it at NextDraft: President Trump doesn’t get to be graded on a curve. The Texas visit was a complete failure. No mention of the victims. No empathy for the survivors. More silly asides about crowd size and cable-TV fame. Once again, Trump proved that he will always be the “I” of the […]

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Donald Trump Jr., Sub-Master of the Universe

Matt Bai, writing at Yahoo News: Say what you will about President Trump, and I’ve said plenty; you can’t say he ever lacked for what New Yorkers call chutzpah. He had the brass ornaments to risk his modest inheritance, to plow through bankruptcies, to court public humiliation in pursuit of far-flung enterprises. I actually admire […]

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Trump decides not to invoke executive privilege, not that he could

John Dean, writing at CNN: As a leading student and expert on the subject of executive privilege, Mark J. Rozell, has written, it is an accepted doctrine when appropriately applied in two circumstances: (1) certain national security needs and (2) protecting the privacy of White House deliberations when doing so serves the public interest. Clearly, […]

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam snubs President Obama again

Chattanooga Times Free Press: [Haslam spokesman David] Smith didn’t provide any information about what the governor would be doing today. There are no events listed on his public schedule. Stay classy. That’s what you get when you vote for the “lesser of two evils”. REMEMBER FOLKS: The lesser of two evils is still evil, and […]

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Man held for 905 days as witness in Oregon testifies and goes free

TWO AND A HALF YEARS. Never committed a crime. Land of the free.

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Pediatrician: Vaccinate Your Kids—Or Get Out of My Office

Russell Saunders, a pediatrician in New England, writing at The Daily Beast: Declining vaccines is, at best, misguided. But of course those inclined to refuse them don’t agree with me, and I’m not going to try to change their minds. I’ve had too many of that kind of conversation over the years to hold out […]

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Penn on Daylight Savings Time

I couldn’t agree more with Penn’s conclusion: Now, I meet people, you know this, I have met people–Matt Donnelly–who believe in Chiropractors. I have met people who believe in circumcision. I have met people, I have met them personally, who are anti-vaccination. I have met people that believe in a supreme being–omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent–who cares […]

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WSJ: NSA Monitoring Includes Three Major Phone Companies, as Well as Online Activity

Honestly, I don’t know why so many people are getting so upset about this. Let me rephrase that: I honestly don’t know why so many people are just now getting so upset about this! Unless you’ve been practicing willful ignorance — for political or other reasons — then you’ve known full well about (or at […]

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HP introduces new Apple iMac

Matthew Panzarino writing at The Next Web: The Spectre One desktop, which was released in a PR flood at midnight last night, looks like absolutely nothing other than a complete clone of Apple’s iMac. Note that even the keyboard and touchpad are nearly complete clones of Apple’s offerings. This is just a sad day for […]

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The Obama GITMO myth

Glenn Greenwald writing at Salon.com: New vindictive restrictions on detainees highlights the falsity of Obama defenders regarding closing the camp During the Bush years, the plight of these detainees was a major source of political controversy, but under Obama, it is now almost entirely forgotten. On those rare occasions when it is raised, Obama defenders […]

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