Category Archives: Freedom of Speech

Really President Trump, Now it is Censorship Enforced by Withholding Federal School Funding?

Really President Trump, Now its Censorship Enforced by Withholding Federal School Funding? Update:  I did not realize when I wrote this that Trump was directly threatening California which supposedly was going to or considering adopting a curriculum based on the … Continue reading

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In International Democracy Survey, US Drops to 36th, and Only 70%.

  We show the 2020 Democracy ratings of countries of current concern to the US.  The source of the ratings is the V-Dem Institute at V-dem.net.  We use data from Version 10 of April 2020.  The North American Regional Center … Continue reading

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Trump’s Election Interference Plots

Trump’s Election Forces  While Trump appears to be slowly adapting to the new constraints of an election in a pandemic year, he is mustering a breadth of election forces which have long been contemplated and hinted at.  Several of them … Continue reading

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All Tied Up in Politics: The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis

Comments on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing. Don’t expect a politically blind review by me.  Dr. Birx was not present.  Nor was the head of the Warp Speed vaccine program.  Dr. Redfield of the CDC, Dr. … Continue reading

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Trump’s Dr. Teleprompter Jekyll versus Mr. Tweeter Hyde

Trump’s Dr. Teleprompter Jekyll versus Mr. Tweeter Hyde. I’m pretty sure that Trump doesn’t write his teleprompter prose, and only reads it as a recalcitrant second grader who is forced to read it.  We know that, because it is written … Continue reading

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Trump’s Mobs of Government Agents, versus Coronavirus Deaths

Trump’s Mob of Government Agents Trump’s Coronavirus Politics will kill 20 times as many as homicides by year’s end. In 2018, 16,000 Americans were killed by homicides or negligence.  Right now, 140,000 Americans have died from the Coronavirus because we … Continue reading

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Trump: The Denier of Freedoms, in Chief

Trump:  The Denier of Freedoms, in Chief Trump had the Trumpiness to tell a Fox News interviewer that he wanted people to have freedom not to wear a mask, as if he was the guaranteer of our freedoms.  Nothing could … Continue reading

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Totally Masked Trump is Slowly Being Unmasked

Totally Masked Trump is Slowly Being Unmasked Update:  July 7.  CNN reported from Mary Trump’s expose that Donald Trump hired another student (who she named) to take his S.A.T.’s for him.  This after two days of Trump doubling down on … Continue reading

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Trump Unmasked as the Anti-Zorro

Trump Unmasked as the Anti-Zorro Let’s face it:  Trump is the one American who is protected from the Coronavirus by the Secret Service and their testing everybody who comes close to him.  He is also tested every day.  So he … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Trump’s Brotherhood of Dictators, and His Rallies

The Dangers of Trump’s Brotherhood of Dictators, and His Rallies It’s bad enough that Trump asked Xi Jinping for soybean purchases to help him win the election.  Everybody already knows that political approach to getting the farm vote, including Xi, … Continue reading

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