Posted on Dec 09, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Skeptic’s Guide To ‘Never Trump’ Republicans

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There’s an ongoing debate among the left concerning the Never Trumpers. You know who they are, Republicans who woke up one day and realized that the Republican Party was filled with, well, Republicans! Can we trust them? Or will they stab liberals the back the second Trump is gone? It’s impossible to make such a grand, sweeping judgment on the entire group as every person and their motivations is different. For instance, David Frum...

Posted on Dec 06, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: In Defense Of George H.W. Bush

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Being a liberal Democrat, there are certain opinions that I have to either keep to myself or roll the dice and mention publicly at the risk of irritating people who might otherwise agree with me on…whatever. It’s never a pleasant experience, but I’ve tended toward going public and owning it, rather than withholding my views out of fear. Frankly, to this day I’m still feeling the repercussions from my...

Posted on Dec 03, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: The Brett Kavanaugh And Neil Degrasse Tyson Conundrum

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  In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it would be a fair assessment to say that my entire world view changed — almost over night. The seemingly never ending stream of high profile men accused of horrific acts of sexual assault laid bare the reality most women live in. Far from the equal society many of us believe we inhabit, a world of predatory, deviant, men who abuse,...

Posted on Nov 30, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Beto Shouldn’t Run In 2020, But Not Because He Can’t Win

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This week, outgoing Congressman Beto O’Rourke said he would not rule out running for president in 2020. Beto (one of the few politicians written about on a first-name basis), who took Texas and the nation by storm with his campaign to replace Senator Ted Cruz, has become one of the major figures in American politics, and many have surmised that he may be the Democrats’ best shot at taking back...

Posted on Nov 28, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY: Mueller’s Perjury Trap Has Been Successfully Sprung

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While everything about the Trump Crisis is deeply abnormal and frustratingly opaque, we can often rest assured knowing that, no matter what, Trump always makes things worse for Trump. The closest thing to normalcy in this ongoing sack-full-of-monkeys is the predictability of Trump’s lies and the assumption that the truth is the exact opposite of everything he blurts. Along those lines, it’s a safe bet that Robert Mueller has...

Posted on Nov 27, 2018

Members Only: How The 48 Laws Of Power Could Destroy Trump

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This is the second and final part on Donald Trump and the 48 Laws of Power, as laid out by author Robert Greene. In this part, we take a look at Trump’s flouting of many of the laws power, and how it could undo his presidency. Trump’s Flouting of the Laws Law 4: Always say less than necessary:  Persons who cannot control his words shows that he cannot control himself,...

Posted on Nov 20, 2018

My American Horror Story

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When I first moved to America in the late 90’s (and then again in 2004) I remember listening to people’s horror stories about insane medical care costs. It was routine for people to face bankruptcy due to medical bills, despite having insurance. And then there were those without insurance who simply didn’t get treated and often died as a result. This was utterly alien to me. Coming from a...