Flake’s Speech

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Flake’s Speech

No Comments 24 October 2017

WSJ: Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona announced Tuesday in a speech on the Senate floor that he wouldn’t stand for re-election in 2018, citing sharp differences with both President Donald Trump and the direction of the Republican Party. Here is the text of his speech, as provided by his office.
PM: This may become a historic speech and hence I repost it here from the WSJ.

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Peggy Noonan: “Democracy Is Not Your Plaything”

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Peggy Noonan: “Democracy Is Not Your Plaything”

No Comments 20 May 2017

Peggy Noonan just published (May 18) this very strong piece in the WSJ.

When the circus comes to Washington, it consumes everything, absorbs all energy.
This will be unpleasantly earnest, but having witnessed the atmospherics the past 10 days it’s what I think needs saying:
Democracy is not your plaything.
This is not a game.

The president of the United States has produced a building crisis that is unprecedented in our history. The question, at bottom, is whether Donald Trump has demonstrated, in his first four months, that he is unfit for the presidency—wholly unsuited in terms of judgment, knowledge, mental capacity, personal stability. That epic question is then broken down into discrete and specific questions: Did he improperly attempt to interfere with an FBI criminal investigation, did his presidential campaign collude with a foreign government, etc.

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Good Summary of the Week:  Trump fired director of the FBI who investigated  the Trump campaign

Diary, Politics

Good Summary of the Week:  Trump fired director of the FBI who investigated the Trump campaign

No Comments 13 May 2017

Not surprisingly but still disappointingly, the WSJ editorial pages wholeheartedly supported the firing of the FBI. The left-leaning predictably compared the firing to Watergate. Below are the two most interesting articles from this week. First the Guardian’s take on the week and then an opinion piece in the WSJ that argues that not FBI but congress should investigate whether Trump’s Russian connections constitute an impeachable offense.

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Why did Trump run for President?

Diary, Questions

Why did Trump run for President?

No Comments 25 November 2016

This is a big qustion indeed. The next couple of months will probably tell.

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“The Unifier”

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“The Unifier”

No Comments 5 May 2016

The general election campaign has started..

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Barak Obama’s Final White House Correspondents Dinner Speech

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Barak Obama’s Final White House Correspondents Dinner Speech

No Comments 1 May 2016

I will miss him but I am already looking forward to him writing another book like “Dreams from my Father”

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Trump Unfavorability Ratings

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Trump Unfavorability Ratings

No Comments 2 April 2016

Good news from my point of view: 

“We’re talking about somebody who has the passionate devotion of a minority and alternately scares, appalls, angers — or all of the above — a majority of the country,” said Henry Olsen, a conservative analyst. “This isn’t anything but a historic election defeat just waiting to happen.”

Source: NY Times

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