Unintelligent Intelligence

Recently, Congressman Devin Nunes of California, chair of the Intelligence Committee, revealed that Donald Trump’s team was caught up in incidental surveillance conducted during the election cycle. While this development was reported as a…
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G(ouging)O(ur)P(oor)

The 1956 Republican Party platform calls for “reductions in taxes with particular consideration for low and middle income families,” brags about Eisenhower’s minimum wage increases, and calls for the strengthening of programs like social…
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Distract, Deceive, Repeat

Last Saturday, President Donald Trump sent out perhaps one of the strangest tweets of his presidency thus far. He alleged (somehow misspelling “tap” in the process) that former President Obama had tapped the phones at Trump Tower to gain…
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Mayor Pete for the DNC

The much-heralded Democratic National Committee chairperson race comes to a close this weekend as national committee members vote for a new chair to replace Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who stepped down last year. A number of high-profile…
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The Blue Tea Party

In 2009, Rick Santelli’s epic CNBC rant on the floor of the Chicago stock exchange lambasting President Obama’s mortgage relief contained the legendary line “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July.” This single sentence …
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Power to the Ignorant

Demos kratos - Greek for democracy, or rule by the people. Res publica - Latin for public affair, referring to a state that represents the people. The classical civilizations seemed optimistic enough in their structural experiments that…
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Missing Joe Biden

Outgoing (it pains me deeply to write that) Vice President Biden once stated, “Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable". If anybody lived out that mantra, it was our vice president, and for that, I…
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