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Knight Votes Against His Constituents' Interests

As multiple fires burned out of control throughout Southern California, including the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita, Congressman Steve Knight used his Twitter feed to provide his constituents with vital information. However, the help needed by the victims of these disasters cannot be delivered on social media, they will need their governments to provide them with an actual safety net. Unfortunately, the tax bill voted on by Knight last month eliminates one way that this ...

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Last updated 5 days ago.
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The changing nature of diplomacy in Asia

Shifts in the global economy are altering the landscape of international diplomacy in significant and interesting ways. In Asia, we are seeing the emergence of new forms of cultural diplomacy, as India, China and various mid-tier countries jostle for regional influence. The idea of reviving the Silk Roads for the 21st century through the Belt and Road Initiative, for example, means history and culture are being refashioned to build trade and diplomatic relations across the ...

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Last updated 1 week, 4 days ago.
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Bright Shiny Objects: Trump's Real Art is Diversio

“There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute”
- Popularly attributed to P.T. Barnum

“We need P.T. Barnum, a little bit, because we have to build up the image of our country”
- Donald Trump

As Barack Obama left office the economy had “gained jobs for 75 straight months -- the longest streak on record." Of course, that had not stopped his successor from claiming that he had inherited ...

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Last updated 2 months, 1 week ago.
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False Flag: Mistaking A Symbol for the Ideals It R

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”
- Donald Trump

A confession - I have burned an American flag. In fact, I have burned a few. On one occasion I even involved my young children in the process. We removed the worn, faded flag that had stood outside our house since September ...

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Last updated 2 months, 2 weeks ago.
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Team Red vs. Team Blue - The Further Fragmentation

According to right-wing mythology, conservatives have been stripped of their free-speech rights. However, while attending this year’s Politicon in Pasadena, California, it was the conservative attendees that seemed determined to drown out speakers who did not conform to their world-view. While he is usually busy interrupting city-council meetings of cities he does not live in, anti-immigrant agitator Arthur Schaper took the time to yell out over questioners who had been called on and to disrupt ...

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Last updated 4 months ago.
Posted in Politics.
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