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Devolution 0

Title:  50 Years after Watergate.  Image:  Richard Nixon, arms spread wide, making a V for victory sign.  Nixon says,

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“The Call Is Coming from Inside the House” 0

Read the article at USA Today.

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The Witness 0

Lady Liberty, holding a paper reading

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The Drop in the Bucket 0

Huge pile of pistols, rifles, and assautl weapons.  Next to it stands a man labeled

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“The Doom and Gloom Scroll” 0

Sam and his guest* find American media’s coverage of the January 6 hearings to be somewhat problematic, especially when compared to that of the European press. They wonder whether this news of what was nothing less than an attempted coup d’etat is getting lost in a “daily doom and gloom scroll.”

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*I think it’s Heather Parton, but she’s not specifically identified in the clip.

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Putin on the Fritz 0

Title:  Delirium Tremens.

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Afterthought:

Me, I think Putin sees himself more as Peter than as Joe.

I also think he expected the people of Ukraine to welcome him, not to resist him.

He was wrong on both counts.

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The Roll-Back 0

Gordon Weil espies a disturbing trend. Here’s the nub of his article (emphasis added):

But a divide has begun to emerge between them (the two major American political parties–ed.) with some Republicans believing that their party should reverse the trend toward greater democracy. Voter suppression and misusing Senate voting practices have become part of the GOP agenda.

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In a related vein, Professor Richard Cherwitz reminds us that, “once democracy is gone, it’s gone.”

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All the News that Fits 0

One Republican is taking Fox News to court for being biased in favor of another Republican.

Fox News? Biased?

Let me clutch my pearls and fall upon my fainting coach.

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“A Republic, If You Can Keep It” 0

At The Denver Post, Air Force Major General (ret.) Irv Halter points out that “it’s not the economy, stupid.” Here’s a bit from his article (emphasis added):

We’re Americans. We do not swear an oath to a leader or to a political party. We are a nation of laws and owe allegiance to the Constitution alone. We have fought for it, died for it. When the Constitution is subverted, the danger to our Republic reaches far beyond our disagreements about politics and culture. Within it, we can accomplish anything, debate anything, fix anything. Outside of it, the American enterprise dies.

What happened leading up to Jan. 6, 2021, was an organized attack on our founding document and nation. Despite overwhelming evidence, people who should have been saying “no” to the lie and the liar, instead marched in lockstep behind him.

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A Tune for the Times 0

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The Update 0

Man taking oath of office says,

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Teachers under the Gun 0

Once again, Republicans try to treat a symptom, rather deal with a cause. Sam and his crew discuss the potential for collateral damage.

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Dis Off-Course Discourse 0

Couple in van driving off cliff in to the mouth of a monster labeled

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Call to Order 0

Couple watching the January 6 hearings on television as Liz Cheney sayd,

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Devolution 0

At the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Tony Norman marvels at the Republican Party’s journey from the party of Lincoln to the party of stinkin’.

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Know Them by the Company They Keep 0

Title:  Meritocracy, Trump Style.  Image:  Donald Trump checking off candidates he's endorsed including 1) Tina Forte, H/NY, social influencer who was on the Capitol Steps Jan 6, 2) Mehmet Oz, S/PA, TV Talk Doc who promotes pseudo science, faith healing , and unproven products, 3) J. D. Vance, S/OH, best-selling author who attack liberal universities and says

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Stemming the Flow 0

As Congress lacks the will As the Republican Party resists any effort to curb guns and gun nuts, Marc Dion offers forth an immodest proposal.

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The Best Armor for the Body Politic 0

Frame One:  Man with an assault rifle running towards a school, captioned,

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Dis Coarse Discourse 0

Both sides don’t.

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Out There 0

Two aliens in a space ship look down on people carrying signs reading

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