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Thomas Knapp
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In Which I Agree That Trump is Not a Racist
Quite a bit of back and forth the last few days (since the "shithole countries" thing) about whether or not US president Donald Trump is a racist. Some say he is, some -- including people who know him -- say he isn't. I agree that he isn't. Why? Because his...
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The Lesson of Hawaii ...
... is not that Hawaiians need to be "better prepared" for a missile strike. It's that when the government tells you to panic, the odds are better than even that you shouldn't.
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Much Ado About Nothing
Corey Lewandowski doesn't see why reports that the Trump campaign paid porn star "Stormy Daniels" to keep quiet about an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Orange Casanova are news. Lewandowski's reasoning : Lewandowski pointed to denials by both the film s...
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An Odd Glitch (Perhaps in Wordpress) That Maybe Someone Can Explain
Over the last two or three days, one of my Wordpress sites has gone berserk vis a vis  what time it is. I schedule most  of the posts at Rational Review News Digest  ahead of time so as to spread them out over the day without me having to be at the computer...
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My Latest Garrison Column ...
Teaser: America's fifty governors and 535 members of Congress seem to constitute the worst possible pool from which to select a president. Their collective record of corruption, incompetence, scandal, etc. is probably an order of magnitude worse than the re...
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More on the Virtues of Steemit
I was skeptical of the Steemit platform and the Steem cryptocurrency when they first came out in 2016. I messed with the whole thing a little bit, then stopped bothering. I came back to it a few months ago ... and it's very, very nice, as I've mentioned rec...
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Oprah for President? Why Not?
Teaser: Just a few short years ago, the idea of a president without prior experience in political office was nearly unthinkable. Prior to 2016, the last major party nominee, let alone president, with no political resume was Dwight D. Eisenhower, who, you ma...
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They Say it Like it's a Bad Thing
Jonathan Swan reports at Axios : President Trump is starting his official day much later than he did in the early days of his presidency, often around 11am, and holding far fewer meetings, according to copies of his private schedule shown to Axios. This is ...
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Ineligible, IMO
As I write this, The Golden Globes are starting. Michelle Williams (Actress in a Motion Picture -- Drama), Christopher Plummer (Actor in a Supporting Role), and Ridley Scott (Director -- Motion Picture) are all up for awards for "All the Money in the World....
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Kind of a Weird Lie, even for Trump ...
Quoth Cheeto Mussolini: ....Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VER...
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