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Dec. 16, 2022

12: Big Media - Knuckle Under Or Revolt?

Yesterday, Twitter suspended the accounts of several high-profile journalists . In Twitter’s understaffed and diminished state, no immediate reason was given for the actions. Apparently, Twitter’s decision relates to the jour...

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Nov. 17, 2022

11: Time To Twexit

On Nov 1st, I created an account on Mastodon.ie. I’d been triggered by a news story. What was that story? Two days before, Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, had shared a scurrilous tale about Paul Pelosi, husband of …

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Sept. 20, 2022

10: Cruelty Is Not Cool

Thoughts on Governor Ron De Santis of Florida, how he shipped migrants to Martha's Vineyard, and the long-troubled, painful relationship America has had with many arriving migrants to its shore NPR: On the Martha's Vineyard M...

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Sept. 2, 2022

9: The Problem With Primaries

Primary elections frequently result in highly partisan general election candidates. I think Alaska has figured out a better way to produce candidates that better represent voters. Alaska may be The Last Frontier state, but it...

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Aug. 26, 2022

8: Ranked Choice Voting

How can somebody with only 26% of the vote win an election? That happened this week in the New York Democratic Primary for the 10th Congressional District. Is that good for democracy? I don't think so and I think Ranked …

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July 15, 2022

7: The Republican Coalition - Financiers and Foot Soldiers

All American political parties are made up of coalitions, or voting blocks, that are cobbled together to support either the Republican or Democratic Party. Looking at the Republican party I see it as broken down into two majo...

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July 5, 2022

6: The Senate Filibuster - Jul 5, 2022

Why the Senate Filibuster needs to be eliminated. Why it's invoked more frequently by the Republican Party - the party of Non Governance. Understanding the 3 legs of Non Governance rule Some Links: Josh Marshall June 6th OpEd...

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June 23, 2022

5: A Brief History of the Republican Party

How did the Republican Party become what it is today? Here's a quick sketch of its long, strange and troubling journey

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June 16, 2022

4: Dead Cattle, Stranded Assets and Guts

Lets talk about the real crisis faced by American and Western Democracy

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June 9, 2022

3: The House January 6th Insurrection Hearings

On Thursday evening June 9th, the US House of Representatives will hold the first of six hearings on last years January 6th insurrection. There have been accusations of partisanship, the usual political Kabuki and questions o...

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June 3, 2022

2: Radical Centrism and Two-Thirds Politics - 2 Jun 2022

I wanted to talk about how Americans need to reorient toward radical centrism and practice two-thirds politics meaning the need to step away from the tired national dialogue stoked by fear mongers towards a place of engagemen...

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May 25, 2022

1: America and Guns - 25 May 2022

Some thoughts on yesterday's violence in Uvalde and Texas and why America struggles in regulating the distribution of guns

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May 18, 2022

0: Preview

Introducing Nutty in NYC. A podcast with a Midlantic view

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