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Who are our Electors who will choose our next President, what are the rules that constrain them, and how many are likely to go rogue against Trump?

Unless something truly remarkable happens, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. This, given the very real threat he poses to our nation, is incredibly distressing to many of us. And, with that in mind, it’s probably not surprising that quite a few very […]

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Thank you, Mike Pence, for drawing my attention to Alexander Hamilton

In politics, as in business, it’s long been accepted practice to release bad news on Fridays in hopes of keeping media scrutiny to a minimum… And, I’m sure it was with this in mind that President-elect Donald Trump, this past Friday, released word that he’d agreed to pay a $25 million settlement to former students […]

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The life of Jane Mecom…. Suggested reading for all Tea Partiers

Harvard professor Jill Lepore, the author of The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History, has a brilliant op-ed in today’s New York Times on the life of Benjamin Franklin’s sister, Jane Mecom. It should be required reading for anyone who ever attended a Tea Party rally and […]

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It’s not that they don’t know their history, it’s that it doesn’t fit their narrative

As I noted a few posts ago, Tea Party favorite, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, mentioned in a speech this past weekend that our founding fathers had worked tirelessly to end slavery in America. Her exact words, as she was going on about the sanctity of the Constitution, were, “(W)e also know that the very […]

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Since we haven’t had a good Glenn Beck thread in a while…

We can argue all day all day long as to whether or not Sarah Palin’s violent imagery and rhetoric contributed in any way to Jared Loughner’s decision last week to kill his Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords. What can’t be argued, however, is that, several months ago, Palin’s fellow Fox News personality, Glenn Beck, played a pivotal […]

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