Tag Archives: LBJ

Donald Trump demands that the traitors in his midst be identified and handed over to the authorities

Generally speaking, I have have very little sympathy for those who have chosen to work for Donald Trump. And I certainly don’t think of them as heroes, which, based on things I’ve read in the past, is how many of them apparently see themselves. They argue that, by remaining in the administration, they’re able to […]

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Fear

Now that Bob Woodward’s book about Donald Trump is just about a week away from hitting the shelves, we’re starting to get a little more insight as to what’s inside. Today, we got word that both Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly are quoted in the book. Mattis apparently […]

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Republicans introduce bill to replace 1965 legislation that guarantees free and equitable public education for all with a national voucher program intended to kill public education as we know it

On January 23rd of this year, two weeks before billionaire turned anti-public education crusader Betsy DeVos was sworn in as Secretary of Education, Congressman Steve King of Iowa introduced HR 610, a bill which, if passed into law, would replace Lyndon Johnson’s landmark 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) with something that King and […]

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The chickens, having come home to roost, consumed Boehner… Nixon made a deal with the devil by opening the Republican party to southern racists, and, now, almost 50 years later, the party is paying the price

Quite a bit has been written over the past few weeks about John Boneher’s unexpected decision to step down as Speaker of the House and leave Congress. While everyone seems to be in agreement that his decision is largely due to the increasingly ugly battle being waged over the heart and soul of the Republican […]

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OK, let’s talk about the Baltimore riots

Three people have written to me over the past 24 hours requesting that I start a thread on the riots that are currently raging in Baltimore. This post is for them. If not for their notes, I don’t think I would have mentioned it here. It’s not that I don’t care that Freddy Gray was […]

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