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by Dave Mindeman

The United States is the only developed country in the world that has a 2nd Amendment right to firearms. We are also the country that has the most mass shootings, most gun deaths per 100,000 population, and the most guns per capita.

I do not advocate the end of the 2nd Amendment, but I do think we need to acknowledge that the two statements above have to be related.

Our Constitution has guaranteed us the right to bear arms. That is a fact. But, like the other amendments to the Constitution, that right is . . .
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Promises Made....
By Dave Mindeman

Promises made - promises kept?

Build the wall - not built; but if it is, the money will be paid by us.

Drug Prices - big Pharma is still happy.

Immigration - kept his promise to destroy families. There's one.

Infrastructure - Non-existent.

Keeping Jobs - Well, I'm not sure saving jobs at ZTE in China counts.

Iran Treaty - Oh, he kept that one - and we will pay for it.

Paris Treaty - Kept that one also - and the world will pay for it.

Drain . . .
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It Is About Competing
by Dave Mindeman

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnet, cut a $30 million check to the Congressional Leadership Fund, under the watchful, encouraging eye of Norm Coleman.

$30 million.

Democrats have to compete with that. If they don't, we could once again be relegated to the minority in the House of Representatives.

Let me talk to the Progressive Wing of the Democratic Party. Listen up. I agree with your assumption that until we get big money out of politics, nothing of value for the working class can be done. You are right - everybody on the . . .
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Woe Unto The Hypocrites
by Dave Mindeman

The evangelical mind is not really a Christian mind. No, it has become a pure political rationalization machine.

Let's take the case of Franklin Graham. Regarding Trump, his recent statements include this:

Graham actually said Trump's sex life is "nobody's business." His paying off a p** star is "nobody's business." His affair just months after his youngest son was born is "nobody's business". I don't have concern, in a sense, because these things happened many years ago - and there's such bigger problems in front of us as a nation that we . . .
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The Rule Of Law
by Dave Mindeman

Is the rule of law in jeopardy?

I really hate that this question needs to be asked but current events suggest that the threat to the rule of law is very real.

We have a portion of our country that thinks political disagreements are an argument over truth. That facts are subject to points of view. And that anything can be said without consequence.

This should be disturbing to everyone, but like everything else in this country, its right or wrongness depends on your political perspective.

We are learning how discourse can . . .
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