Lindsey Graham’s Take On Releasing Tax Returns…well only some tax returns.

This little foray into Senate politics and Republican politics made a big splash all over Twitter for the past week or so but didn’t much of a splash in the mass media. So I’ve been watching it for a while and wondering if I should bring it to Blogging Blue….

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Remember When The USMCA Was The Be All And End All Of Trade Agreements?

One of the hallmarks of the great negotiators regime was supposedly the new USMCA (United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement)…the perfect free trade agreement. And a vital agreement replacing NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) that was so unfair to the United States…and allowed Mexico and Canada…to take advantage of us. The USMCA…

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The Military Really Needs To Step Up On Sexual Assault And Mental Health.

And the Army in particular needs to have an immediate and thorough investigation at Fort Hood TX like…RIGHT NOW! Today’s news includes another sad story about a young soldier who apparently took his life after reporting a sexual assault. The body of Sgt. Elder Fernandes was apparently found hanging from…

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BLOC Statement on the shooting of Jacob Blake

From this afternoon’s email: this press release from Black Leaders Organizing for Communities: Once again, we as a Black people have to bear the trauma of witnessing yet another unarmed Black person be shot by a police officer. We stand with Jacob Blake and his family, which includes his own…

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Cops Can’t Do Their Job Without Chemical Weapons?

In anticipation of a traditional Democratic National Convention…and an expected 50,000 attendees…politicians, delegates, vendors, and media types…the Milwaukee Police Department was going to be relying on reinforcements from other police departments from around the state and neighboring states. But as the DNC shrank to a virtual telethon instead of a…

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165,000 Americans Have Died, 30 Million More Are Unemployed, and We Are Worrying About Showerheads…

AGAIN? Nobody had an issue for almost 30 years before the fat man couldn’t get ‘wet’. The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn’t getting wet enough. So showerheads — you…

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Schools Fail Because We Ask Them To Do Too Much

The little quotation following comes from the weekly education column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel written by Alan Borsuk. It is about the pros and cons of re-opening schools this fall and who may succeed and who may fail…at both the school level…and the student level. The article is here…

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Putin’s Bounties vs. Trump’s Regime

Several weeks ago, the New York Times, published an article outlining intelligence reports that Russia was offering bounties to the Afghan Taliban for killing American soldiers. Other media outlets and apparently foreign intelligence agencies corroborated the reports. What was the first response from the White House? Well nobody briefed the…

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Science should not stand in the way

…of schools reopening, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany says. “The science should not stand in the way of this,” she added, saying it is “perfectly safe” to fully reopen all classrooms. I do understand the financial burden of keeping businesses closed. I do understand the issues surrounding opening schools….

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Trump Ceded Afghanistan To The Taliban

After 9/11, the United States had nearly international support as it invaded Afghanistan to find Al Qaeda and drive out the Taliban government who had been harboring them and supporting them. Successful on its face, too many members of both groups managed to escape across the mountains into the border…

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