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Trump using Al Gore playbook to deal with his ethical corruption

Do you remember back a few years ago, before Al Gore invented the internet, how politicians raised money by phone? Do you remember how Vice President Gore was under investigation for using his office in the White House and the…

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The Resistance vs. The Donald

Earlier this week, Sen. Chuck Schumer announced that Senate Democrats would be willing to filibuster President Trump’s SCOTUS pick if the pick is certified as mainstream by Sen. Schumer. This article highlights the fact that President Trump isn’t a typical Republican in that he’s willing to fight back. During an interview with Sean Hannity, President […]

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Sen. Warren vs. Ben Carson

This article highlights Sen. Warren’s shameless interrogation of Dr. Ben Carson during his confirmation hearing. Dr. Carson is President-Elect Trump’s pick to be the HUD secretary. Sen. Warren apparently thought that her responsibility was to play gotcha games with Dr. Carson or to use the confirmation hearing to smear President-Elect Trump. Sen. Warren asked Dr. […]

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Trump uses CNN as distraction to cover ethical failures

After going nearly seven months without a press conference, the man who once mocked Hillary Clinton for avoiding the media finally held his first formal post-election meeting with reporters. The headline-grabbing story coming out of his first presser was Trump’s…

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The reason GOP attempted to kill Office of Congressional Ethics

With the holidays behind them and a GOP-controlled federal government ahead, Congress returned to work yesterday to tackle the nation’s top priorities. First on their list, essentially eliminating the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. Sarcasm aside, I use the word…

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Newt Gingrich supports Trump’s kleptocratic ambitions

Back in June, I wrote an article documenting the similarities between the 2016 Trump campaign and the 2008 campaign of Barack Obama. In that piece, I pointed out how both candidates possessed the narcissistic habit of blaming others for their…

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Trump and Trump Foundation = Clinton and Clinton Foundation

Back in early September, I wrote a piece about a discovery involving the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and how the charitable organization belonging to our president-elect had been caught giving an illegal $25,000 campaign contribution to a group supporting Florida…

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Forget the swamp! Drain Trump’s ethical conflicts

According to Merriam-Webster, legal can be defined as “allowed by law.” One of the definitions of ethical is “following accepted rules of behavior.” It’s been said that just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s ethical. For instance, while it’s…

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Steny Hoyer’s situational principles

It isn’t a secret that Steny Hoyer is a partisan hack who doesn’t have consistent principles. That’s apparent in Hoyer’s latest statement to the press. Monday morning, Hoyer issued a statement, saying “One of the basic principles that safeguards our democracy is the separation of the personal business interests of our leaders from the government […]

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Marilyn Mosby’s legal predicament

After Marilyn Mosby dropped the remaining charges against the 6 Baltimore police officers, it didn’t take long for the other shoe to drop. 5 of those 6 officers have filed a civil lawsuit against Ms. Mosby. According to the article, “In several lawsuits filed earlier this year, Officers William Porter, Edward Nero, Garrett Miller, Lt. […]

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Diseased DFL disqualified to lead

Back in late May, 6 GOP legislators sent a letter to Paul Thissen, criticizing him for his temper tantrums that he directed at GOP staffers. That’s what elitists do when they don’t get their way. In Rep. Thissen’s instance, he’s spent 2 years in political Siberia. While Thissen mistreated GOP staffers, DFL legislators sat silent. […]

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And, so

Like you all, I face situations in real life, nearly every day that test my beliefs, and my morals. Increasingly, as I get older, I do better. Learning more all the time, and being perhaps more rational, maybe, I don’t really know. But, a few situations have faced me lately in which I am very […]

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The Boys from Brazil

Josef Mengele, an SS physician infamous for his inhumane medical experimentation on prisoners at Auschwitz, is in this film a character intent on furnishing the 95 Hitlers he has cloned with Hitler’s own background. Crucially, Hitler’s father died at 65. So too, Mengele, reasons, must the adoptive fathers of the boy Hitlers. Otherwise, they might not turn out like Hitler. The ethics of Mengele’s task—killing 95 innocent 65 year-olds—is clear. When Ezra Lieberman stops Mengele in his tracks, the question turns to the ethics of killing the 95 boys so none of them will grow up to be another Hitler. This is a much more interesting ethical question. 



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Feingold’s hypocrisy showing

In typical progressive do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do fashion, Russ Feingold has exposed himself as just another typical career politician: According to a report earlier this week by the Journal Sentinel’s Dan Bice, Feingold’s political action committee, Progressives United PAC, bought 100 leather-bound copies of the ex-senator’s 2013 book, along with 1,000 hardcover copies. Feingold also received $77,000 in […]

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The Age of Adaline: Death as No Longer Inevitable

In The Age of Adaline (2015), the age-old “fountain of youth” leitmotif springs forth yet again. In this incarnation, Adaline is forced to come to grips with the fact that everyone around her, including her daughter, is aging even as Adaline herself does not. A strong electromagnetic has altered her genes such that her cells do not divide at slower rates as they age. As she becomes aware of the repercussions, we in turn can marvel at what may be just decades away scientifically concerning the expected human life-span. In short, when the film came out, scientists were already openly discussing whether death itself may no longer be inevitable for human beings.

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IRS contributes, Democrats say ‘what IRS scandal’?

Cleta Mitchell’s tireless work on the IRS scandal has turned up some interesting information: Cleta Mitchell, who testified Wednesday to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, pointed out to Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer that IRS employees belong to the National Treasury Employees Union, which has directed 94 percent of its contributions to […]

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Ortman two-timed taxpayers

Back in February of 2007, then-Senate Majority Leader Larry Pogemiller pushed through a $30-a-day increase in per diem payments for senators: The Senate voted 59-7 to ratify an increase in daily expense allowances from $66 to $96 per senator, a 45 percent boost. The ratification came with a hitch: Those who voted for it automatically […]

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ObamaCare and Risk

As we watch ObamaCare crumble before our eyes, like the cityscape in the movie Inception, I can’t help but wonder how we got into this mess. It is not just that ObamaCare was an awful fix to the problem that preexisted it, but that the solution so thoroughly misunderstood the problem. You hear terms bandied about […] . . . → Read More: ObamaCare and Risk . . . → Read More: ObamaCare and Risk

President Obama Speaks Out on Race — Analysis and Rebuttal

  President Barack Obama made an impromptu visit to the White House Press briefing room on Friday. He wanted to speak to the press corps, sans teleprompter, and share his thoughts on the Trayvon Martin case. He had previously raised the profile of this case by saying that if he had a son he might […] . . . → Read More: President Obama Speaks Out on Race — Analysis and Rebuttal . . . → Read More: President Obama Speaks Out on Race — Analysis and Rebuttal