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Remembering the ‘Faith-based Initiative’ we call 9/11 (2021)

I essentially re-post this every year: Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. (emphasis added) –George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, remarks made during press conference/photo opportunity […]

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Tennessee underreported COVID-19 hospitalizations

Brett Kelman writing for The Tennessean: The coronavirus hospitalized about 5,100 more Tennesseans than previously reported over the past 14 months — an increase of more than 20% over prior totals — according to newly backfilled data from the state department of health. Hospitalizations were underreported by anywhere from one patient to dozens on nearly […]

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The GOP pushed Benghazi probes for years. It’s already done with Jan. 6.

Aaron Blake at The Washington Post: Republicans spent years pushing for investigation after investigation of the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. But when it comes to the Jan. 6 insurrection, they’re already very much over it. A new poll from Quinnipiac University is the latest to show Republicans don’t really want any type of investigation of […]

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The Myth of Trump’s Judicial Success

The subheading says it all: During his administration, President Trump appointed many conservative judges–but on balance, he set back conservative legal values more than he advanced them. Billy Easley writing at libertarianism.org: On the surface, the Trump administration was a boon for the conservative legal establishment for all these reasons. But scratch under the surface: […]

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Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Sworn in as 46th President of the United States

“My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over… Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men.” — President Gerald R. Ford, remarks after taking the presidential oath, 9 August 1974.   Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has taken the oath of office and has been sworn in as […]

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Holler: There’s a name for that

This. Much, much more of this: There’s a name for private businesses deciding they no longer want any part of what Trump and his enablers/flock are doing — it’s called “capitalism” — y’know, that thing they say they love so much? — The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) January 12, 2021

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Rather: The hypocrisy of the Trump thuggery

The hypocrisy of the Trump thuggery can be epitomized by a seditious rioter beating a police officer at the Capitol with an American flag. It was never about the flag, or “blue lives matter.” These were mere props in a movement fueled by power, injustice, and racism. — Dan Rather (@DanRather) January 12, 2021 A […]

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Trump’s Latest Loss in Pennsylvania

Republican Judge Matthew W. Brann of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania takes the Trump campaign to task in a scathing opinion issued yesterday: In this action, the Trump Campaign and the Individual Plaintiffs (collectively, the “Plaintiffs”) seek to discard millions of votes legally cast by Pennsylvanians from all corners – […]

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What Would You Say if You Saw It in Another Country?

From the paper of record’s “The Morning” briefing: Imagine that a president of another country lost an election and refused to concede defeat. Instead, he lied about the vote count. He then filed lawsuits to have ballots thrown out, put pressure on other officials to back him up and used the power of government to […]

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No Evidence of Voter Fraud

From the paper of record’s “The Morning” briefing: The Times contacted top election officials in every state to ask about illegal voting. Officials in 45 states responded directly. For four of the remaining states, The Times spoke to other statewide officials or found public comments from secretaries of state. None said they had found evidence […]

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