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Democrats need to forget about Bernie Sanders and focus on Mayor Pete

We’re barely a month into 2022 and many eyes are already cast toward 2024. The increasingly important 2022 midterm elections are approaching much sooner but most voters are more concerned with who is going to challenge Donald Trump in 2024. That said, discussion of that particular topic is only going…

She can win the nomination. She might not. But don’t for a minute think she can’t.

I’ve posted a couple of Hillary Clinton news items recently in the “Political Links” section, which appears near the end of each edition of the newsletter. My editorial slant on those items is that Mrs. Clinton is setting up a run for the 2024 Democratic presidential nomination.

A handful of…

JD Vance went from smart NeverTrumper to a MAGA clone. Why?

“Stab the body and it heals, but injure the heart and the wound lasts a lifetime.” — Mineko Iwasaki

In 2016, I started hearing about this young man that had written an autobiography of his life that was a peek into the lives of the white working class. He talked…

No one voted to let the former president off for slander to deny sexual assault allegations

She probably wouldn’t remember me, but around the time Barack Hussein Obama made history, I was seeking employment from columnist E. Jean Carroll in the dismal state that was the media industry during its digital-fueled implosion in the midst of the Great Recession.

“Michael, you are stunningly funny!” she wrote…

An appreciation of how wonderfully, revolutionarily boring Joe Biden has been as president

What’s President Joe Biden’s position on the legal travails of Representative Matt Gaetz? Where does he stand on the removal of some Dr. Seuss books from publication? What public comments did he make about the Japanese golfer who won the Masters last weekend? What does President Joe Biden think about…

We now can see who Donald Trump really is without the power of the presidency behind him

I understand — I strongly endorse, in fact! — not wanting to look at or think about Donald Trump anymore. The man took up every available ounce of oxygen in American life for more than a half-decade, which was of course the point of his whole self-aggrandizing bull rush of…

By failing to hold him accountable for the Capitol insurrection, Republicans have co-signed Trump’s attack on democracy

Former President Donald Trump’s lies led to a bloody riot, desecration of the Capitol building, mass violence, and the tragic deaths of seven people. Now that he has again been impeached by the House but avoided conviction in the Senate, one thing is clear: His party has learned nothing.

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