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August 11, 2022

Indications that the GOP was turning more towards authoritarianism and away from democracy used to be but whispers in the halls of Congress. No more. House Republicans voted in unison against a probe that would have been a no-brainer…

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August 10, 2022

If ever there was a partisan response to anything, it’s been to the revelation that the FBI (finally) subjected Trump to a property search and seizure. The news stunning conservatives, and delighting everyone else, has GOP politicians now promising…

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August 9, 2022

The FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago surprised everyone and signals that the federal government is coalescing its case against the former president, but what were they looking for; Finally, a bipartisan bill that brought out the ‘warm and fuzzy’…

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August 8, 2022

The problem with taking an extremist view on any issue is that when trying to justify said view you can’t help but say something stupid. Case in point: Indiana just passed a near-total abortion ban and one GOP lawmaker…

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August 4, 2022

Zero tolerance is a common flaw that on the surface seems like a great idea to enforce order and safety, but in reality, if the inevitable nuances aren’t taken into consideration, it devolves good-intentioned ideas into weapons of death…

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August 3, 2022

If Republicans thought their archaic and restrictive view of abortion would be a shoo-in for turning more voters to their side, boy, were they wrong! Kansas, one of the most historically conservative states, sent a loud and clear message…

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August 2, 2022

For some reason, GOP politicians feel that their narrow and restrictive interpretation of the issues and the concept of freedom of choice in our democracy, gives them a mandate to impose on the whole nation their archaic religious views….

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August 1, 2022

Free speech. Democracy. 2020 election deniers. Republicans. Those four words sum up the gist of our politics today — and the future of our country tomorrow. The Pope just finished an apology tour to Canada’s indigeous peoples. In the…

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July 29, 2022

A Republican congressman, who happens to be a medical doctor, replied in an interview that we’re all just going to have to regard COVID as we do the flu. Something we’ll have to be vaccinated against on a yearly…

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July 28, 2022

You’d have to be living in an underground bunker to not know how much the economy is tightening. It’s straining everyone’s budgets and economists say any upcoming recession will likely impact one demographic who always escaped prior recessions with…

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July 27, 2022

We don’t need news reporters to tell us that the relationship between some GOP politicians and extremist groups has turned to in-your-face campaigning. Their deplorable ads show it all. What’s extremely sad is that most people aren’t batting an…

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July 26, 2022

Horror stories of ordinary women suddenly faced with extraordinary decisions on what to do about fetuses found to be so fatally flawed that continuing pregnancy means death for either mother or child or both are emerging and highlighting the…

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July 25, 2022

Each of the Jan. 6 committee members have revealed they’re receiving threats from Republican/conservative extremists. Probably none more so than Liz Cheney. Anyone visiting her home state of Wyoming can see how her (former) constituents have turned against her….

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July 22, 2022

Regular readers of The Daily Habit know that every morning we provide a micro summary of overnight headlines. Today is different. One headline caught our attention, and in light of what was revealed at Thursday’s (July 21, 2022) primetime…

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July 21, 2022

Today’s Jan. 6 committee hearings will show Trump’s greatest failure, and perhaps crime; House Dems proposing undocumented immigrants be put on a ‘rolling registry’; We all knew when the Trump admin pushed for the citizenship question to be on…

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July 20, 2022

‘Tipping point’ is a buzzword gaining momentum these days. We constantly hear: climate change is at a tipping point; inflation is at a tipping point; the Russian invasion is at a tipping point, etc. And now, we learn of…

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July 19, 2022

It may be hurricane season but the ‘perfect storm’ that’s on the horizon has less to do with weather and more how each of us ‘weathers’ shrinking finances; Former friends and followers of Trump warn that any indictment of…

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July 18, 2022

One particular act over the weekend illustrates how GOP state conventions are passing horrific amendments to their party platforms clearly recognizing only one demographic as being ‘American.’ The Idaho GOP rejected an amendment to their party platform allowing abortions…

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July 15, 2022

As countries contemplate a future with tightened grain and oil supplies, courtesy of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, global backlash against Russia is intensifying. Forty-five countries just signed a pact to punish Russia for something Russia continually lies about; By…

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July 14, 2022

Analysts say there’s a realignment happening with our political parties. They see the Democratic Party becoming more white and elite and the GOP working on diversifying their supporters and welcoming more immigrants. But it’s one thing to diversify your…

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July 13, 2022

The latest witness testimony of the Jan. 6 Committee confirmed what rational people already knew: Trump wasn’t just trying to overthrow our democratic electoral process; he tried to start a Civil War that day. He wasn’t fully successful, thankfully….

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July 12, 2022

Today’s diverse slate of headlines mirrors the fast-moving news cycle we’re all living in and yet, people are watching and reading less news today than in recent history; Has the White House found a work-around for the abortion ban…

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July 11, 2022

The Jan. 6 Committee hearings continue this week. While all evidence is clearly pointing back to Trump and his cronies, panelists plan to examine these same people’s ties with extremist groups who led the invasion on the Capitol; What…

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July 8, 2022

There’s no denying that the country is shifting to the right. To many, it means a forced conformation to a rigid, narrow perspective of how we should live our lives. To others, it means a return of the nation’s…

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July 7, 2022

Late-day news yesterday revealed how Trump may have potentially abused his presidential powers by having two former FBI agents, who just happened to be critics of him, subjected to in-depth IRS audits. It’s serious enough that some law professors…