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Pittsburgh Post Gazette newspaper endorses Trump for allegedly flawed reasons.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette newspaper endorses Trump for allegedly flawed reasons.

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Donald Trump

The Editorial Board of the Pittsburg Post-Gazette, October 31, 2020, endorsed Donald Trump to continue being the president of the United States in the article titled: The man and the record They listed a lot of reasons for their endorsement but almost all were, allegedly, false when fact checking their claims.  Following are some major reasons they listed: “Under Donald Trump the economy, pre-COVID, boomed, like no time since the 1950s.” WRONG: “… growth in Trump’s initial three years in…

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‘Nodding woman’ At Trump Town Hall, October 16, 2020

‘Nodding woman’ At Trump Town Hall, October 16, 2020

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Donald Trump

During the Trump town hall TV interview there was a women who was positioned behind Trump on his left side and camera right who used head and hand gestures to support Trumps’s statements.  I accuse NBC for allowing this to happen.  It sort of makes the network look to be in favor of Trump.  The producer was at fault for placing this person in the image.  I fault the director for not asking the camera person to move his or…

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Evangelicals Pro Life Stance vs President Trump’s Inaction

Evangelicals Pro Life Stance vs President Trump’s Inaction

Opinion A lot of politics is dealing with values of one group and trade offs against another group.  Not only politicians but also the American public have to deal with weighing the interests of one group and maybe not another group. Let us take brief snapshots of past and current political actions of national party members and their followers and possibly reveal the advantage for some but hurt, if any, for the “other” group. The evangelicals believe in pro-life or…

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Wall Street Journal Opinion “I Was Never Trump. Not Anymore.”

Wall Street Journal Opinion “I Was Never Trump. Not Anymore.”

I Was Never Trump. Not Anymore. He has weaknesses, but his presidency has been successful. By Michael I. Krauss This opinion piece appeared in the September 3, 2020, print edition as ‘I Was Never Trump. Not Anymore.’ This opinion piece can also be found here:  https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-was-never-trump-not-anymore-11599087108 The Wall Street Journal offers good news reporting but their opinion section appears to be flawed.   “… nearly 300 of The Journal’s news staff members sent a letter to the paper’s publisher, Almar Latour, condemning the opinion…

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Alleged Softening of Negative Reporting by the Wall Street Journal of the Trump Administration.

Alleged Softening of Negative Reporting by the Wall Street Journal of the Trump Administration.

The Los Angeles Times ran a story on their front page Wednesday August 19, 2000 titled “GOP-LED PANEL DETAILS RUSSIA’S 2016 ROLE”  and leads off their story with this first paragraph: “WASHINGTON – President Trump’s 20016 campaign eagerly capitalized on Russia’s efforts to meddle in the U.S. election four years ago, according to a bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee that raises new concerns about connections between his top aids and Moscow.” The Wall Street Journal put this story in their paper…

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Please Vote

Please Vote

If we share a common dream of inclusiveness, to keep the United States together as one nation of all individuals that will work for the betterment of every citizen and not just a minority, then that intellectual glue that we are all in this together followed by your actions to sustain this nation as a democracy by going to the poles to vote should better protect this nation from being stupid and thus destroying this democracy.   

Empirical Indicator Seems To Reveal Minnesota Politics Has Major Problems

Empirical Indicator Seems To Reveal Minnesota Politics Has Major Problems

One of the major take away lessons from being a sociology major was the concept of “empirical Indicator” which means that some real life items we view in life stand for something else which often times is way more important.  Another aspect for finding an empirical indicator is it frequently stands true for other similar situations.  So, you can often times make a collection of these indicators to carry with you for future encounters.  Often times they help you to…

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Is President Trump Moving Toward Being Authoritarian?

Is President Trump Moving Toward Being Authoritarian?

It has occurred to some that the United States of America seems to possibly be progressing toward being a dictatorship. President Donald Trump appears to have some clear similarities to being a authoritarian but so far we might reason this is because of his alleged narcissism.  But beware that Hitler was also considered a pathological narcissist by some.