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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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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction. 

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.

They Don’t Deserve Democracy

They Don’t Deserve Democracy

I received the following e-mail message from an Indivisible activist: “I’ve moved from despair over not being able to get the goods on Trump to despair over the Republicans and people who don’t want him impeached in the face of ALL the IRREFUTABLE evidence of multiple illegal and impeachable offenses we now have. Sometimes I just get angry and say to myself that THEY don’t deserve Democracy, but of course they take us all down with them!” My reply follows…

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